Thursday, December 10, 2015

"Moral And Legal Imperatives For Sentient AI" Discussion Today, Featuring Real-Life Author Zoltan Istvan

The Turning Church online group will be hosting a discussion in Second Life early today about what should be done about artificial intelligence as it becomes smarter and more self aware. It's notable that there will be some people attending whom are known among futurists and transhumanists in real life.

Each year on December 10th, International Human Rights Day, Terasem conducts a Colloquium on the Law of Futuristic Persons. The event seeks to provide the public with informed perspectives regarding the legal rights and obligations of “futuristic persons” via VR events with expert presentations and discussions. Terasem hopes to facilitate development of “a body of law covering the rights and obligations of entities that transcend, and yet encompass, conventional conceptions of humanness.”

There will be some people there whom have made names for themselves among futurists and transhumanists, notably Zoltan Istvan, the author of "The Transhumanist Wager," a "philosophical science-fiction novel." Others include Susan Schneider and John Havens.

The discussion will be held  at Terasem (130, 175, 29), today at 10AM.

Hat Tip: Hamlet Au 

Bixyl Shuftan

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