Archive for the ‘transhumanism’ category: Page 11

Jan 6, 2023

Ability Hand — a revolution in bionic technology

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, transhumanism

It is the first bionic hand with a multi-touch feedback feature and boasts a 32-grip pattern.

Psyonic, a bionic device manufacturer, presented the Ability Hand at CES 2023, the world’s first touch-sensing bionic hand. The hand can feel the things it holds, even the most delicate objects. It is a bionic prosthetic device, and the company aims to deliver it to more people than ever.

Continue reading “Ability Hand — a revolution in bionic technology” »

Jan 4, 2023

German startup unveils the lightest and most versatile AI-supported ‘power suit’

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, transhumanism, wearables

German Bionic.

German Bionic was a pioneer in the field of wearable suits when it became the first firm to introduce connected exoskeletons for workplaces. The suit supports users in lifting movements and prevents poor posture. The award-winning Cray X exoskeleton, which is featured in the CES 2023 “Best of Innovation” (Wearable Technologies) category, will be available for demonstrations at the event from January 5–8.

Jan 4, 2023

Pondering a world without humans

Posted by in categories: ethics, information science, sustainability, transhumanism

H umans are at the center of most discussions about both the environment and technology. One goal of sustainability is to ensure that future generations of humans have opportunities to thrive on planet Earth. Debates about the ethics of technology often focus on how to protect human rights and promote human autonomy.

At the same time, some conversations about the environment and technology are now taking humans out of the equation. As Adam Kirsch points out in a new book, “The Revolt Against Humanity: Imagining a Future Without Us,” people in two very different schools of thought are coming to a similar conclusion: that the world might not have people much longer and might be better off as a result.

Kirsch takes readers on a guided tour of the discussions in these two camps. “Antihumanists” are obsessed with our having sown the seeds of our demise and bringing environmental apocalypse upon ourselves — possibly even deserving to go extinct. “Transhumanists” are obsessed with maintaining control and envision a future in which we use technology to become something greater than homo sapiens and even cheat death itself.

Jan 3, 2023

Prof. IRINA RISH — AGI, Complex Systems, Transhumanism #NeurIPS

Posted by in categories: biological, chemistry, ethics, information science, mathematics, neuroscience, robotics/AI, transhumanism

Support us! https://www.patreon.com/mlst.

Irina Rish is a world-renowned professor of computer science and operations research at the Université de Montréal and a core member of the prestigious Mila organisation. She is a Canada CIFAR AI Chair and the Canadian Excellence Research Chair in Autonomous AI. Irina holds an MSc and PhD in AI from the University of California, Irvine as well as an MSc in Applied Mathematics from the Moscow Gubkin Institute. Her research focuses on machine learning, neural data analysis, and neuroscience-inspired AI. In particular, she is exploring continual lifelong learning, optimization algorithms for deep neural networks, sparse modelling and probabilistic inference, dialog generation, biologically plausible reinforcement learning, and dynamical systems approaches to brain imaging analysis. Prof. Rish holds 64 patents, has published over 80 research papers, several book chapters, three edited books, and a monograph on Sparse Modelling. She has served as a Senior Area Chair for NeurIPS and ICML. Irina’s research is focussed on taking us closer to the holy grail of Artificial General Intelligence. She continues to push the boundaries of machine learning, continually striving to make advancements in neuroscience-inspired AI.

Continue reading “Prof. IRINA RISH — AGI, Complex Systems, Transhumanism #NeurIPS” »

Dec 30, 2022

Avoiding prejudices in the future world of transhumanism | Robert Anderson | TEDxFolkestone

Posted by in categories: computing, cyborgs, transhumanism

From cyborgs to the Sugababes, IT expert Robert Anderson talks about a world where the line between humans and machines becomes blurred. Drawing on his personal experiences of facing prejudices and bigotry while growing up, he shares his insight on how we can avoid repeating the mistakes of the past in order to create a society where humans and transhumans can live together in an open and equal manner. He urges us to take action now because as he says, “Transhumanism is coming and it’s coming sooner than you think. We cannot afford to have the fear of the other rule this world.“
Robert Anderson has been interested in how technology can improve humans’ lives ever since he can remember. He started programming computers at age 10 and has been working in IT for the past 20 years with blue-chip companies to develop IT strategies and roadmaps.

Robert says he likes how ‘TEDxFolkstone cares about developing a group of people who are speakers, not just about people who are doing TED talks.’

Continue reading “Avoiding prejudices in the future world of transhumanism | Robert Anderson | TEDxFolkestone” »

Dec 30, 2022

Transhumanism: “The World’s Most Dangerous Idea” | Philosophy Tube

Posted by in categories: business, transhumanism

Sign up for Nebula + CuriosityStream: https://curiositystream.com/philosophytube

Support the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/philosophytube 🤖

Continue reading “Transhumanism: ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Idea’ | Philosophy Tube” »

Dec 29, 2022

Transhumanism & Humanity’s Future

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, genetics, transhumanism

To claim your matching donation with Givewell, go to https://www.givewell.org/isaac.
In the future, humanity may embrace genetic engineering and cybernetic augmentation of mind and body, but what does this Transhuman future look like? And should we embrace or resist these paths?

Visit our Website: http://www.isaacarthur.net.
Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IsaacArthur.
Support us on Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/isaac-arthur.
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1583992725237264/
Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/IsaacArthur/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Isaac_A_Arthur on Twitter and RT our future content.
SFIA Discord Server: https://discord.gg/53GAShE

Continue reading “Transhumanism & Humanity’s Future” »

Dec 29, 2022

Max Tegmark — Transhuman Brains?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, economics, ethics, life extension, robotics/AI, transhumanism

Transhuman brains are the melding of hyper-advanced electronics and super-artificial intelligence (AI) with neurobiological tissue. The goal is not only to repair injury and mitigate disease, but also to enhance brain capacity and boost mental function. What is the big vision, the end goal — how far can transhuman brains go? What does it mean for individual consciousness and personal identity? Is virtual immortality possible? What are the ethics, the morality, of transhuman brains? What are the dangers?

Free access to Closer to Truth’s library of 5,000 videos: http://bit.ly/376lkKN

Continue reading “Max Tegmark — Transhuman Brains?” »

Dec 24, 2022

Our Matrix-like Computational Universe: Programmable Realities & Cybernetic Apotheosis

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology, neuroscience, robotics/AI, singularity, transhumanism, virtual reality

Do we live in a matrix? Is our universe a metaverse in the next universe up? What is the code of reality? Is this a simulated multiverse? Can we cheat death and live indefinitely long? These are some of the questions we discuss in this recent talk.

#CyberneticTheory #CyberneticSingularity #DigitalPhysics #CodeofReality #CyberneticTheoryofMind #EvolutionaryCybernetics #consciousness #PhilosophyofMind #OmegaPointCosmology #PhysicsofTime #SimulationTheory #GlobalMind #SyntellectHypothesis #AGI #VR #Metaverse #TechnologicalSingularity #Transhumanism #Posthumanism #CyberneticImmortality #SyntheticTelepathy #MindUploading #neurotechnology #biotechnology #nanotechnology #FermiParadox #DarkMatter #DarkEnergy #cybergods ​#cybernetics

Dec 24, 2022

Human Flourishing or Human Rejection?

Posted by in category: transhumanism

Sometimes, when we criticize transhumanism here on Futurisms, we are accused of being Luddites, of being anti-technology, of being anti-progress. Our colleague Charles Rubin ably responded to such criticisms five years ago in a little post he called “The ‘Anti-Progress’ Slur.”

Page 11 of 132First89101112131415Last