Disruption. It’s a term that’s frequently on the lips of just about anyone interested in technology. Is it the technology, though, that’s disruptive? Or is it the individuals that are driving the technology? Maybe all of us who latch on to the technologies are the disruptors.
I think it’s all three. In the latest Seeking Delphi™ podcast, I speak with fellow podcaster, Matt Ward. He’s an entrepreneur, angel investor, and host of The Disruptors. In a kind of dueling podcasts, we interviewed each other for our respective programs.
If we could prevent the diseases of aging, we could prevent aging itself. We could empower “older” people to work like younger people for as long as they want to–if they want to. In this Seeking Delphi™ special edition mini-cast, Life Extension Advocacy Foundation (LEAF) presidnet Keith Comito joins host Mark Sackler to discuss the upcoming Ending-Age Releated Diseases conference, to be held July 11 and 12 at Cooper Union, New York, NY, USA. The biggest names in ending research will be there to present, including Aubrey de Grey of SENS Foundation and George Church of Rejuvenate Bio and Harvard University.
LEAF has provided a special 10% discount code for our listenters: DELPHI2019. ; You can register and access the discout HERE.
“With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon.”–Elon Musk
Our thoughts–or theirs?
One might easily say about the notion of the ethics of disruptive technology–much like Mark Twain’s misattributed missive about the weather–that “everybody talks about it, but nobody does anything.” But IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, is doing something. Freshly minted from their Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, is the 290-page first edition of Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-Being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. If that title sounds like a mouthful, it ought to. The issues that need to be addressed, to prevent the summoning of the demon that Elon Musk warns of, are complex.
In Seeking Delphi podcast #31, host Mark Sackler talks at length with John C. Havens, executive director of the initiative, about the massive effort, with hundreds of volunteers, that went into this volume. Havens previously was a guest on Seeking Delphi™ episode #17, to discuss the challenges of ethics in A.I. design and implementation. He is also the author of Heartificial Intelligenceon Emotion A.I.
You can download Ethically Aligned Design from the link below.
“The challenge is that the day before something is truly a breakthrough, it’s a crazy idea. And crazy ideas are very risky to attempt”–Peter Diamandis
Peter Diamandis addresses the Future of Longevity Impact Roadmap workshop at the X Prize Foundation, April 29, 2019.
If you want to know the raison d’etre of the X Prize, you need go no further than the Peter Diamandis quote above. It’s all about pushing the boundaries of science and technology. It’s about achieving the heretofore unachievable.
The Future of Longevity X Prize Impact Roadmap workshop was held at the X Prize Foundation headquarters in Culver City, CA, April 29-30. 2019. It brought together dozens of diverse thought leaders across science, industry and longvity advocacy. Sponsored by X Prize board member, and Longevity Vision Fund founder, Sergey Young, its aim was to brainstorm ideas for a longevity X Prize. This Seeking Delphi™ special edition podcast features interviews and commentary from the workshop.
Special Edition Podcast: Future of Longevity Impact Roadmap
Ending Age-Related Diseases conference (click image for details)
As the internet of things, edge computing, and 5G connectivity all converge, we move relentlessly toward a world of ambient computing. It will be always on, ever around us and responding to us, whether we realize it or not. How do ambient computing and digital twins combine in the realm of ambient science? Intel’s Katalin Bártfai-Walcott joins me on the newest Seeking Delphi™ podcast to discuss exactly what this is and what its implications might be.
“A gracefull and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.”–Pindar
The returns are in. The 2019 Undoing Aging conference, held in Berlin, March 28-30, was a smash hit. 500 attendees (a sellout) heard the latest on dozens of lines of research to slow, stop, or reverse the ravages of aging. At 68, I can only hope that the progress accelerates. In this podcast special edition, we;ll hear, once again, from Aubrey de Grey, as well as Nir Barzilai (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Vadim Gladyshev (Harvard University) and José Cordeiro (author of La Muerte de la Muerte, and candidate for the European parliament).
But as science progresses, we need to be looking ahead to the societal implications of radically extended life span. To that end, I’ll be attending The Future of Longevity Impact Roadmap workshop at the headquarters of the XPrize in Culver City, CA later this month