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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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✨👽✨ We are very grateful for our community and to all of you who came to our salon with Anders Sandberg on Friday night. ✨👽✨
Questions were highly resonant and comments on points. Thank you for making the discussion excellent, lively, and fun!
For those who could not make it, keep an eye out - the video will be published soon on www.youtube.com/c/ForesightInstitute ... See MoreSee Less
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In this Update: our latest Strengthening Civilization salon series video, a "how-to" guide for creating better futures, and more exciting news. - mailchi.mp/foresight/august2018update ... See MoreSee Less
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 ... See MoreSee Less
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... ... See MoreSee Less
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... ... See MoreSee Less
It would be great if you get Geoffrey West of SFI to participate.
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