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Superintelligence: Science or Fiction? A panel discussion featuring Sam Harris.
Beneficial AI 2017

A conference at Asilomar organized by the Future of Life Institute

Panel conversation moderated by Max Tegnote, consisting of Elon Musk, Stuart Russell, Bart Selguy, Ray Kurzweil, David Chalmers, Nick Bostrom, Demis Hassabis, Sam Harris, and also Jaan Tallinn.


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A Couple of Thoughts on the "Muslim Ban"

President Trump has actually had actually a busy first week in office, displaying the anarchic grandiosity, callousness, and also ineptitude of which he appears uniquely capable. He is eexceptionally inch what we knew him to be: a malignant Chauncey Gardiner. And now our institutions have actually begun to shudder at his whim. The fact that atheists favor me can’t find the moment to issue around the spiritual crackpots he has actually brought through him right into power is a measure of just how bad the guy is. Christian fundamentalism has actually end up being the least of our involves. Our democracy has been engulfed by a hurricane of lies.


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Speaking of "Truth" through Jordan B. Peterkid

I newly interregarded the psychologist Jordan B. Peterkid on the Waking Up podactors. As I said at the beginning of our conversation, I’d got more listener repursuits for him than for Neil deGrasse Tyboy, Richard Dawkins, Stalso Pinker, Edward Snowden—or, indeed, any type of various other perchild on earth.


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Edge Inquiry 2017 What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known?


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Intellectual Honesty Wherever before we look, we uncover otherwise sane men and women making extraordinary efforts to protect against transforming their minds. Of course, many people are reluctant to be watched altering their minds, also though they could be willing to readjust them in exclusive, seemingly on their very own terms—perhaps while reading a book. This are afraid … Continued


Neural correlates of preserving one’s political ideas in the challenge of counterevidence Jonas T. Kaplan, Sarah I. Gimbel & Sam Harris Nature: Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 39589 (2016) doi:10.1038/srep39589 Abstract People regularly discount proof that contradicts their firmly organized beliefs. However, little is well-known around the neural mechanisms that govern this habits. We … Continued