John Havens: Forget Killer-robots, we’re losing the generation that needs to save the planet to suicide

My planet hopping book project 100.000 Miles brought me to New York, where I had the tremendous pleasure to talk to John. John C. Havens is the Executive Director of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. He was at the very beginning of podcasting, and was one of the first …

Google sponsoring the future of digital news

I’m getting a bit tired of it. Too many journalists I know go all dismissive over digital media. Too many bloggers I know think that having 16 readers (and a horsehead) visiting their blog occasionally makes them directly eligible for the Pulitzer Prize. *sigh* As the old adagio says: “Ignoti nulla cupido” – you cannot …

(e)-thics are tech platform agnostic

I got a lot of reactions on my blogpost Connected Brains, artificial intelligence… and you. Predictably, most people had questions on ethics. Will all kinds of bad people not take advantage of this human-enhancing technology? Should we not stop inventing and evolving, before the bad guys take over the show? Or… worse… the intelligent machines …