challenging religious privilege in public life

Peter Voss


Personal Longevity: What can we do?

Longevity is the concept of living a vital life for a longer than normal period. Why Longevity? That’s another story… How, then?

True Morality: Rational Principles for Optimal Living

Rational Ethics, or True Morality, is a system of principles that helps us both to discover what it means to live well, and to achieve…

A Modern View of Determinism

The only viable interpretation of determinism implies that the future cannot in principle be determined. Ever.

No, you can’t get from Narrow AI to AGI

Our real long-term goal is AGI  –  systems that can think, learn, adapt, and reason as well as, or better than, humans.

Cognitive Architectures

General human-level artificial intelligence, or AGI, has certain specific requirements. These cannot be met by any narrow techniques.

What is AGI?

60 years ago the ambition was to build machines that can learn and reason like humans. Human-level AI is now possible.

We Don’t Have Free Will. We Have Something Better.

We have ‘self-aware, conceptual reasoning’, or SCR for short. Future machines that have SCR will also have moral agency.

AGI Checklist

Any AGI must at a minimum possess a core set of cognitive abilities  –  as a simple description of human intelligence will confirm.

Improved Intelligence yields Improved Morality

We actually need advanced AI to help guide us through this stage of human evolution, to help save us from ourselves.

AI will outpace us (but that’s ok)

Improving computer-based intelligence will be significantly easier and faster than trying to hack human brains.