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Nature or Nurture

From: DNA : the story of the genetic revolution by James D. Watson (2017) The unexpectedly low human gene count provoked several op-ed page ruminations on its significance. These tended toward a common theme. Stephen Jay Gould (whose premature death … Continue reading

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Superintelligence: Science or Fiction?

A noteworthy conversation! Elon Musk, Stuart Russell, Ray Kurzweil, Demis Hassabis, Sam Harris, Nick Bostrom, David Chalmers, Bart Selman, and Jaan Tallinn discuss with Max Tegmark (moderator) what likely outcomes might be if we succeed in building human-level AGI, and … Continue reading

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AI Aftermath Scenarios

From Life 3.0 : being human in the age of artificial intelligence by Max Tegmark Libertarian utopia Humans, cyborgs, uploads and superintelligences coexist peacefully thanks to property rights. Benevolent dictator Everybody knows that the AI runs society and enforces strict … Continue reading

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How Important is Software?

From Life 3.0 : being human in the age of artificial intelligence by Max Tegmark "On June 4, 1996, scientists hoping to research Earth’s magnetosphere cheered jubilantly as an Ariane 5 rocket from the European Space Agency roared into the … Continue reading

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Behave: the biology of humans

Conclusions of Behave: the biology of humans at our best and worst by Robert M. Sapolsky. A GREAT BOOK! · It’s great if your frontal cortex lets you avoid temptation, allowing you to do the harder, better thing. But it’s … Continue reading

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EVOLUTION 101

Quote from Behave: the biology of humans at our best and worst by Robert M. Sapolsky (my bullets and highlights) Evolution rests on three steps: (a) certain biological traits are inherited by genetic means; (b) mutations and gene recombination produce … Continue reading

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Constituția Sexului în România

(Publicat inițial pe Strada Democrației pe 26 iunie 2017) Pe 25 iunie 2017 s-a încheiat Pride Month în Toronto, ce a culminat cu anualul Pride March. Este pentru a doua oară în istoria Canadei când un șef de guvern participă la … Continue reading

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