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Foresight Institute is a leading non-profit researching and fostering technologies of fundamental importance for the human future, focusing on molecular machine nanotechnology, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence.

If we push in the right directions — learning, teaching, arguing, shifting directions, and pushing further — then we may yet steer the technology race toward a future with room enough for our dreams.

—K. Eric Drexler, Engines of Creation

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Some of you might want to apply: the Hackaday Prize is accepting projects revisioning how humans and computers can interface now until August 27th. Over its 5 years, the Prize has awarded over $1M to hundreds of open hardware initiatives building tech for a better future.
Read more here: hackaday.io/prize
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Some of you might want to apply: the Hackaday Prize is accepting projects revisioning how humans and computers can interface now until August 27th. Over its 5 years, the Prize has awarded over $1M to hundreds of open hardware initiatives building tech for a better future.  
Read more here: https://hackaday.io/prize

Part 2 of one of our favorite salons so far is online: The Trajectory Of Civilization Part 2: Racing Where?
Robin Hanson, Paul Christiano, Peter Ecklesurname, Christine Peterson, Mark S. Miller, Alyssa Vance, and Allison Dman discuss races to the bottom, Xrisk predictions, AI foom, and strategies to create a civilization that is more robust across a variety of risk scenarios.This was a debate hosted by Foresight Institute between Robin D. Hanson (George Mason, Future of Humanity Institute) Paul Christiano (OpenAI) Christine Peter...
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One of our favorite salons so far: The Trajectory Of Civilization Part 1: Ethics, Now and Tomorrow.
Robin Hanson, Paul Christiano, Christine Peterson, Peter Ecklesurname, Alyssa Vance, Mark S. Miller and Allison Dman discuss the foundations of ethics, value drift, current vs. future beings, and how to influence the long-term future.This was a debate hosted by Foresight Institute between Robin D. Hanson (George Mason, Future of Humanity Institute) Paul Christiano (OpenAI) Christine Peter...
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It would be great if you get Geoffrey West of SFI to participate.

07.13.18

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The Trajectory of Civilization: Extinction, Race to the Bottom, or Upward Climbing? Thank you for this incredible discussion, especially to our panelists Robin Hanson, Paul Christiano, Peter Ecklesurname, Christine Peterson, Mark S. Miller, Alyssa Vance. ... See MoreSee Less

The Trajectory of Civilization: Extinction, Race to the Bottom, or Upward Climbing? Thank you for this incredible discussion,  especially to our panelists Robin Hanson, Paul Christiano, Peter Ecklesurname, Christine Peterson, Mark S. Miller, Alyssa Vance.

Nobel laureate Sir Fraser Stoddart comments on Foresight: we could not be prouder! <3
youtu.be/1Wng24ASteQNobel laureate Sir Fraser Stoddart on Foresight Institute and Foresight Workshps.
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Can we evolve our humanity ethically? How should we do such thing?

Watch David Eagleman (NeoSensory, @The Brain - PBS​) and Arvind K Gupta (IndieBio​) probed by Allison Dman (Foresight Institute) reflect on the ethics of future neuro & biotech.

This is pt. 2 of Making the most of our humanity - Foresight Institute X IndieBio. Pt. 1 here: youtu.be/Mlficse9JlAPart 2 of Foresight Institute's salon "Making the most of our Humanity" Held at IndieBio on June 13th 2018
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Jesus Christ

07.02.18

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June Update: AGI coordination, AI Safety, Neurotech & Biotech development, and more. - mailchi.mp/foresight/june-2018-update ... See MoreSee Less

June Update: AGI coordination, AI Safety, Neurotech & Biotech development, and more.  - https://mailchi.mp/foresight/june-2018-update

Ever wondered what being human will look like in the decades to come? Here's a peek into the future of our biology:

Watch David Eagleman (NeoSensory, The Brain - PBS​) and Arvind K Gupta (IndieBio​) probed by Lou Viquerat (Foresight Institute) to lay out a roadmap for neuro & biotech.

This is pt. 1 of Making the most of our humanity - Foresight Institute X IndieBio. Pt. 2 here: youtu.be/1SY10lFpN40Part 1 of Foresight Institute's salon "Making the most of our Humanity" Held at IndieBio on June 13th 2018
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