My Blog Posts

2018 26/Jul
Is AI Safety Research a Waste of Time?

Many months ago, Peter Voss came through San Francisco and we sat down for a coffee at my favorite place in Hayes Valley, Arlequin. We chatted a bit of business first. Peter runs Aigo.ai, and his work on natural language is a lot of fun to discuss. Similarly, we chatted a bit about Emerj, our […]

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2018 21/Jul
Does it Matter if Future AI is Conscious?

I spoke recently at a United Nations and INTERPOL event in Singapore, on the topic of artificial intelligence use-cases in law enforcement. One of the only other Americans at the event – and a fellow speaker – was Thomas Campbell. Thomas spent many years in high-level government tech roles, and from 2015 to 2017 he […]

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2018 15/Jul
Will More Intelligent Machines be More Moral?

Many months ago, Peter Voss (who we’ve interviewed previously on the TechEmergence podcast) came through San Francisco and we sat down for a coffee at my favorite place in Hayes Valley, Arlequin Cafe. We chatted a bit of business first. Peter runs Aigo.ai, and his work on natural language and AI is a lot of […]

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2013 24/May

The past 2 or 3 weeks I’ve been digging into a lot of material I’ve found in the blog and article sections of the IEET website – and recently I stumbled onto a PDF draft of a work by Dr. James Hughes called “Compassionate AI and Selfless Robots.” The work prompted a number of questions […]

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2013 13/Jan

I’ve gotten my hands on a new copy of Human Enhancement, edited by Julian Avulescu and Nick Bostrom, and the first article I chose to delve into was titled: “Enhancements Are a Moral Obligation,” by John Harris. “Fixing” and Upgrading, a Debate My purpose here is to further outline an important aspect of the disagreement […]

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