Independent Core Observer Model (ICOM) Theory of Consciousness as Implemented in the ICOM Cognitive Architecture and the Associated Consciousness Measures

Independent Core Observer Model (ICOM) Theory of Consciousness as Implemented in the ICOM Cognitive Architecture and the Associated Consciousness Measures

(2019) Submitted to the AAAI Symposia 2019 at Stanford for peer review: (http://diid.unipa.it/roboticslab/consciousai/) Abstract:   This paper articulates the fundamental theory of consciousness used in the Independent Core Observer Model (ICOM) research program and the consciousness measures as applied to ICOM systems and their uses in context including defining of the basic assumptions for the ICOM Theory of Consciousness (ICOMTC) and associated related consciousness theories (CTM, IIT, GWT etc.) that the ICOMTC is built upon.  The paper defines the contextual experience of ICOM based systems in terms of given instances subjective experience as objectively measured and the qualitative measure of Qualia

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Impact Investing Just Doesn’t Cut It

Given the UN Climate Report released a few weeks ago, by the time my eight-year-old daughter graduates from high school, we’ll be in very big trouble. Yikes. After reading the report, I thought through a list of my instinctive yet unproductive reactions: Attempt to persuade someone who does not believe the risks are real Rely on politicians to solve it Rant on social media and throw away my computer Upon further reflection, I had an epiphany. For the last few years I’ve been investing in areas that specifically solve these massive problems, and trying to galvanize the investor community as

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Roman Yampolskiy on Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security (227)

There are those of us who philosophize and debate the finer points surrounding the dangers of artificial intelligence. And then there are those who dare go in the trenches and get their hands dirty by doing the actual work that may just end up making the difference. So if AI turns out to be like the terminator then Prof. Roman Yampolskiy may turn out to be like John Connor – but better. Because instead of fighting by using guns and brawn he is utilizing computer science, human intelligence, and code. Whether that turns out to be the case and whether Yampolskiy will

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Episode 0095 – Mark Nelson on the Legacy of Biosphere 2 (Part 2)

This week’s episode is the conclusion of a special two-part conversation with Dr. Mark Nelson, one of the eight “biospherians” who lived for two years inside the closed ecological network Biosphere 2 – one of the most ambitious experiments ever performed, the reproduction of five distinct biomes inside a building in the Arizona desert. Mark is the author of the newly-published history of his experience in Biosphere 2, called Pushing Our Limits – he’s also the author of The Wastewater Gardener, which applies the same closed-loop, full-system ecological thinking to more easily attainable forms of agriculture. I know Mark through my lucky

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Dr. Michael Greger on How Not to Age (Episode 229)

There are two people who caused me to become vegan and switch to a whole-plant-based diet. The first is Prof. Peter Singer who put the idea in my head many years ago when I started studying ethics. The second person is Dr. Michael Greger whose books How not to Die and The How Not To Die Cookbook are a must-read for anyone interested in evidence-based healthy living and healthy longevity. And so it has been a two-year-dream of mine to one day interview Dr. Greger on my podcast. Well, yesterday was that day and I am happy to publish this short but informative and entertaining interview with Michael Greger.

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Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Litigation

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are gaining more attention as days pass. Aside from the advantages that cryptocurrencies have like anonymity and easy international transactions, people are enticed by the fact that it can become a good investment. Apart from trading bitcoins for cash, you can also use bitcoins to buy gift cards, book flights, and hotels, buy furniture, or even buy real estate properties. Bitcoin purchases are not taxed at the moment since there is no way for third parties to identify, track, or intercept transactions that use bitcoins. Transaction fees are considerably lower as well compared to credit card transactions or services like

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Stuart Russell on Artificial Intelligence: What if we succeed? (Episode 228)

Stuart Russell is a professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley as well as co-author of the most popular textbook in the field – Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach. Given that it has been translated into 13 languages and is used in more than 1,300 universities in… http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~3/3AftSPQUBPE/

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Episode 94 – Mark Nelson on Ecotechnics & Biosphere 2 (Part 1)

This week’s episode is the first of a special two-part conversation with Dr. Mark Nelson, one of the eight “biospherians” who lived for two years inside the closed ecological network Biosphere 2 – one of the most ambitious experiments ever performed, the reproduction of five distinct biomes inside a building in the Arizona desert. Mark is the author of the newly-published history of his experience in Biosphere 2, called Pushing Our Limits – he’s also the author of The Wastewater Gardener, which applies the same closed-loop, full-system ecological thinking to more easily attainable forms of agriculture. I know Mark through my lucky

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AI Abstract Series E15 – Hybridization Concepts of Artificial Human Optimization Field Algorithms Incorporated into Particle Swarm Optimization

Welcome to the Technocracy A.I. Abstract Series for Published Scientific Work in the A.I. and Artificial General Intelligence field. Todays paper is titled: Hybridization Concepts of Artificial Human Optimization Field Algorithms Incorporated into Particle Swarm Optimization   Authored By Hassan M. H. Mustafa and Satish Gajawada Abstract: This piece of research presents the Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) as a biologically inspired computational paradigm searches for problem optimization technique. Specifically (PSO) consists of a swarm of particles, where particle represent a potential solution. More precisely it is a population-based, stochastic algorithm modeled on the social behaviors observed in flocking birds. Over

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Episode 93 – Virtuoso Guitarist Andreas Kapsalis on Travel, Life, and Music

This week’s guest is one of my favorite living musicians, acoustic guitarist Andreas Kapsalis. We linked up at the magical experimental city of Arcosanti, Arizona last year during their Convergence event, at which we both performed, and talked about life as itinerant musicians drawing on a wealth of world cultures and traditions. This is a humbler and more human episode of Future Fossils – hope that you enjoy it!http://www.akguitar.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Andreaskapsalisguitar/ Watch a video of Andreas playing his composition, “Ethnos”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnogdfXyWIo We Discuss: Being raised in a musical family and how being musical changes one’s experience of time. The cultural influences of

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