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"Everyone in the field recognizes that organoids are getting more complex and realistic. Insoo Hyun, a bioethicist at Case Western Reserve University, recently noted in an online essay that over the next five years or so, researchers will likely try to create organoids with networks of functional blood vessels and ...Read More
“I also watched MIT (...) [hosting a talk by] the former secretary of state and notorious war criminal, and giving input on the U.S. Department of Defense’s “AI Ethics Principles” for warfare, which embraced “permissibly biased” algorithms and which avoided using the word “fairness” because the Pentagon believes “that fights ...Read More
The ethical challenges to a programme such as this are multitudinous and not only limited to those being tested. ...Read More
Four of the seven Google employees who organized a 20,000-person walkout in November have resigned from the company, including two women who claimed Google retaliated against them for their internal activism. Whittaker claimed Google had retaliated against her for her role in the walkout and her advocacy work on AI ethics through AI Now, a research institute she co-founded that has received funding from Google. She had already been told her AI ethics work was no longer a fit for Google’s ...Read More
Already occurred in China, and it seems obvious many governments are likely already experimenting with this issue privately. But this whole HIV cover/reason as to why random scientists should be able to experiment with gene editing is preposterous!
Well, this is like a coin with two sides. Potential of gene editing in science and medicine is huge, but there are also consequences. Similar to all of the great inventions ( dynamite, manipulating nuclear energy, computers and internet).
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"I’m told that to remain at the company I will have to abandon my work on AI ethics and the AI Now Institute." "My manager started ignoring me, my work was given to other people, and I was told to go on medical leave, even though I’m not sick." ...Read More
"Experts suggest that having AI systems try to outwit one another could help a person judge their intentions."
Sounds like a fun book maybe I'll read it: As for free will, a way to think about this in the context of a purely materialist determinist worldview is that we are volitional beings through (1) our modular minds that have many competing neural networks, which (2) allow us to make real choices by veto power—“free won’t”—over contending impulses, ...Read More