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Anders Sandberg
Works at ethics, epistemology and future studies
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May 2014 , Oxford. Can software suffer? The complicated ethics of brain emulation. Scientists may be years away from successfully emulating a human or animal brain for research purposes, but the significant – and perhaps unexpected – ethical challenges such work presents have been outlined in a ...
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+Anders Sandberg 1. the “we can not be certain” argument would apply just as well to the existence of either supposed “god”; that is not a useful way of thinking. 2. own humanity is not an inherently good parameter: for example, it is useful to have empathy in most cases, but there are failure modes (e.g. giving charity to fraudulent people) which, if fixed, lessen the supposed “person's humanity” but improve the outcomes.
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Our paper on what is bad (if anything) with medicalizing love is now out, open access and with three comment articles in the same issue (more to follow in the next, apparently): http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayFulltext?type=1&fid=9743123&jid=CQH&volumeId=24&issueId=03&aid=9743118&bodyId=&membershipNumber=&societyETOCSession=
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Some discussion of violating virtual and artificial bodies. http://aleph.se/andart2/ethics/harming-virtual-bodies/
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How to feed mankind if there is a decade-long loss of agriculture. A very nice review of the potential risk, potential nutrient sources, and what research is needed to actually be able to do it (serious prepping after all starts in the lab). We need more big thinking like this that can be turned into practical research. http://store.elsevier.com/product.jsp?isbn=9780128021507&pagename=search
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Nice article at the FLI site about our research: http://futureoflife.org/public/articles/display/4 
Technology is already embedded throughout our daily existence and its role will only increase in the coming years. But by helping us all face up to what this might mean, the Future of Humanity Institute hopes to allow us not to be intimidated and instead take informed advantage of whatever advances come our way.
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Partial extinctions are also rather interesting. If randomly 99 out of every 100 local people died would the remaining local knowledge base be capable of running and repairing today's technologies? 

Raise your hand if you know how to correctly shutdown a nuclear powerplant? 

Is Mankind's knowledge base preserved in a medium capable of surviving until civilization rebuilds? How long might that take?
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My friend Stuart lists what is probably the top 9 annoyances to AI safety researchers:
http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/meq/top_9_myths_about_ai_risk/
Following some somewhat misleading articles quoting me, I thought I’d present the top 9 myths about the AI risk thesis: That we’re certain AI will doom us. Certainly not. It’s very hard to be certain of anything involving a ...
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The question is of course ill-defined, since “largest”, “possible”, “inhabitable” and “world” are slippery terms. But let us aim at something with maximal surface area that can be inhabited by at least terrestrial-style organic life of human size and is allowed by the known laws of physics.
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Trantor's actual (tm) topology would be even more interesting inferred as a shellworld -- now I'm reminiscing about how the whole thing was learly pinned on the tail by that mule... ;-)   Fantastic napkinning Anders! 
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Not all forms of enhancement are hightech or involve humans. Is it ethically OK (and practically useful) to give psychoactive drugs to indigenous hunting dogs? http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2015/06/dogs-on-drugs/ 
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I think this is the first music video where I felt the urge to try to sing the Martian place names instead of the music. Some very good worldbuilding there.
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An essay based on my notes from the Oxford Martin School panel discussion on "We never had it so good": http://aleph.se/andart2/technology/1957-sputnik-atomic-cooking-machines-that-code-central-dogmas/ 
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The listing of 'first nuclear power stations' is a fun set; Sellafield/calder hall also claims that - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sellafield#Calder_Hall_nuclear_power_station - of course claiming the first major nuclear accident in the same year.
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Ahh... the paper finally out. Now with generating functions, the style accessory you never knew you needed! https://peerj.com/articles/cs-2/
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The 'The matrix reloaded (Wachowski et al., 2003),'   is a great reference to have in a paper.
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