Archive for the ‘ethics’ category

May 27, 2023

The science of super longevity | Dr. Morgan Levine

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, ethics, genetics, life extension, science

I quoted and responded to this remark:

“…we probably will not solve death and this actually shouldn’t be our goal.” Well nice as she seems thank goods Dr Levine does not run the scientific community involved in rejuvenation.

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May 23, 2023

Generative AI Is Stoking Medical Malpractice Concerns For Medical Doctors In These Unexpected Ways, Says AI Ethics And AI Law

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, ethics, law, robotics/AI

In today’s column, I will be examining how the latest in generative AI is stoking medical malpractice concerns for medical doctors, doing so in perhaps unexpected or surprising ways. We all pretty much realize that medical doctors need to know about medicine, and it turns out that they also need to know about or at least be sufficiently aware of the intertwining of AI and the law during their illustrious medical careers.

Here’s why.

Is generative AI a blessing or a curse when it comes to medical doctors and the role of medical malpractice lawsuits.

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May 20, 2023

Generative AI Shakes Global Diplomacy At G7 Summit In Japan

Posted by in categories: economics, ethics, policy, robotics/AI, security

Our technological age is witnessing a breakthrough that has existential implications and risks. The innovative behemoth, ChatGPT, created by OpenAI, is ushering us inexorably into an AI economy where machines can spin human-like text, spark deep conversations and unleash unparalleled potential. However, this bold new frontier has its challenges. Security, privacy, data ownership and ethical considerations are complex issues that we must address, as they are no longer just hypothetical but a reality knocking at our door.

The G7, composed of the world’s seven most advanced economies, has recognized the urgency of addressing the impact of AI.

To understand how countries may approach AI, we need to examine a few critical aspects.

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May 19, 2023

International team creates first chimeric human-monkey embryos

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, ethics

Year 2022

Experiments such as this one cannot be funded with federal research dollars, though they break no U.S. laws. The work was conducted in China, not because it was illegal in the United States, the researchers said, but because the monkey embryos, which are difficult to procure and expensive, were available there. The experiment used a total of 150 embryos, which were obtained without harming the monkeys, “just like in the IVF procedure,” Tan said.

But such experiments, which combine human cells with those of animals, are nevertheless controversial. This work, and other work by Izpisua Belmonte, has moved so rapidly, bioethicists have had trouble keeping up.

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May 15, 2023

The AI saga continues

Posted by in categories: ethics, Peter Diamandis, robotics/AI

Following up on my last posting on advances — and worries — about Artificial General Intelligence… Peter Diamandis’s latest tech blog is regarding AI and ethics.

May 14, 2023

Sundar Pichai says ethicists and philosophers need to be involved in the development of AI to make sure it is moral, and doesn’t do things like lie

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, ethics, robotics/AI

As generative AI gains traction and companies rush to incorporate it into their operations, concerns have mounted over the ethics of the technology. Deepfake images have circulated online, such as ones showing former President Donald Trump being arrested, and some testers have found that AI chatbots will give advice related to criminal activities, such as tips for how to murder people.

AI is known to sometimes hallucinate — make up information and continuously insist that it’s true — creating fears that it could spread false information. It can also develop bias and in some cases has argued with users. Some scammers have also used AI voice-cloning software in attempts to pose as relatives.

“How do you develop AI systems that are aligned to human values, including morality?,” Pichai said. “This is why I think the development of this needs to include not just engineers, but social scientists, ethicists, philosophers, and so on.”

May 13, 2023

No, People, Asimov’s Laws Of Robotics Are Not Actual Laws

Posted by in categories: ethics, robotics/AI

Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots and warnings by prominent AI researchers that we need to pause AI research lest it destroys society, people have been talking a little more about the ethics of artificial intelligence lately.

The topic is not new: Since people first imagined robots, some have tried to come up with ways of stopping them from seeking out the last remains of humanity hiding in a big field of skulls. Perhaps the most famous example of thinking about how to constrain technology so that it doesn’t destroy humanity comes from fiction: Isaac Asimov’s Laws of Robotics.

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May 8, 2023

Digital Immortality Uncovered: How AI Could Help Us Live Forever

Posted by in categories: ethics, life extension, neuroscience, robotics/AI, virtual reality

Discover the fascinating world of digital immortality and the pivotal role artificial intelligence plays in bringing this concept to life. In this captivating video, we delve into the intriguing idea of preserving our consciousness, memories, and personalities in a digital realm, potentially allowing us to live forever in a virtual environment. Unravel the cutting-edge AI technologies like mind uploading, AI-powered avatars, and advanced brain-computer interfaces that are pushing the boundaries of what it means to be alive.

Join us as we explore the ethical considerations, current progress, and future prospects of digital immortality. Learn about the ongoing advancements in brain-computer interfaces such as Neuralink, AI-powered virtual assistants like ChatGPT, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Will digital immortality redefine humanity’s relationship with life, death, and existence itself? Watch now to uncover the possibilities.

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May 3, 2023

Mind-reading machines are here: is it time to worry?

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, ethics, law, neuroscience

Neurotech will bring many amazing positive changes to the world, such as treating ailments like blindness, depression, and epilepsy, giving us superhuman sensory capabilities that allow us to understand the world in new ways, accelerating our ability to cognitively process information, and more. But in an increasingly connected society, neuroprivacy will represent a crucial concern of the future. We must carefully devise legal protections against misuse of “mind reading” technology as well as heavily invest in “neurocybersecurity” R&D to prevent violation of people’s inner thoughts and feelings by authorities and malignant hackers. We can capitalize on the advantages, but we must do establish safety mechanisms as these technologies mature. #neurotechnology #neuroscience #neurotech #computationalbiology #future #brain

Determining how the brain creates meaning from language is enormously difficult, says Francisco Pereira, a neuroscientist at the US National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland. “It’s impressive to see someone pull it off.”‘

‘Wake-up call’

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May 1, 2023

Can AI Develop Empathy & Ethics?

Posted by in categories: ethics, robotics/AI

Can we ensure that AI is used ethically? Will AIs themselves develop empathy and ethics? That’s the topic I’d like to discuss today. It’s important.

I recently sat down with Rana el Kaliouby, PhD, AI researcher and Deputy CEO of Smart Eye, at my private CEO Summit Abundance360 to explore these questions. Rana has been focused on this very topic for the past decade.

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