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[This paper was prepared for the 2019 Towards Conscious AI Systems Symposium co-located with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence 2019 Spring Symposium Series. Much of this work derived from my final presentation at the 2017 SRI Technology and Consciousness Workshop Series: “Science, Ethics, Epistemology, and Society: Gains for All via New Kinds […]

Previously, I told you about The Human Futures and Intelligent Machines Summit at Virginia Tech, and now that it’s over, I wanted to go ahead and put the full rundown of the events all in one place. The goals for this summit were to start looking at the ways in which issues of algorithms, intelligent […]

Late last month, I was at Theorizing the Web, in NYC, to moderate Panel B3, “Bot Phenomenology,” in which I was very grateful to moderate a panel of people I was very lucky to be able to bring together. Johnathan Flowers, Emma Stamm, and Robin Zebrowski were my interlocutors in a discussion about the potential […]

Earlier this month I was honoured to have the opportunity to sit and talk to Douglas Rushkoff on his TEAM HUMAN podcast. If you know me at all, you know this isn’t by any means the only team for which I play, or even the only way I think about the construction of our “teams,” […]

https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/patreon-posts/5RAwsIrd8_nhrOvw6cFrzPsKIYSHuPsWlD-frF1KYpT1bdIAVjKtklMycRKmIKBh.mp3 [Direct Link to Mp3] Above is the (heavily edited) audio of my final talk for the SRI Technology and Consciousness Workshop Series. The names and voices of other participants have been removed in accordance with the Chatham House Rule. Below you’ll find the slide deck for my presentation, and below the cut you’ll find […]

https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/patreon-posts/7224113132387652353.mp3 [Direct link to Mp3] [09/22/17: This post has been updated with a transcript, courtesy of Open Transcripts] Back on March 13th, 2017, I gave an invited guest lecture, titled: TECHNOLOGY, DISABILITY, AND HUMAN AUGMENTATION ‘Please join Dr. Ariel Eisenberg’s seminar, “American Identities: Disability,” and [the] Interdisciplinary Studies Department for an hour-long conversation with Damien […]

There’s increasing reportage about IBM using Watson to correlate medical data. We’ve talked before about the potential hazards of this: Do you know someone actually had the temerity to ask [something like] “What Does Google Having Access to Medical Records Mean For Patient Privacy?” [Here] Like…what the fuck do you think it means? Nothing good, […]

[Originally Published at Eris Magazine] So Gabriel Roberts asked me to write something about police brutality, and I told him I needed a few days to get my head in order. The problem being that, with this particular topic, the longer I wait on this, the longer I want to wait on this, until, eventually, […]