In the 40th episode of my podcast Micah Blumberg, Bilawal Sidhu, and I discuss augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality, Micah's advocacy for women in VR, sensors, the present, and the future. We also dissect the technology's implications for entertainment, social media, empathy, food quality control, education, and society. We also give a tips to those who are looking to get in on the ground floor of this burgeoning behemoth of an industry, which is searching for bright and talented people to swallow whole.  Music by Andrew Vavrek of Tryad.

  
 

 

 

 

 

 

Bilawal Sidhu is a VR/AR Consultant and Head of Technology & Overseas Marketing @ Rock & Storm. Previously, he worked at Deloitte Digital and DC Innovation in their Digital Business and Emerging Technologies group. Most recently, he served as the lead designer on Deloitte’s first VR experience for their Greenhouse innovation labs. Bilawal is passionate about VFX/3D, Product Design, Interactive Media and 7 String Guitars. You can reach him via his website www.bilawal.in or on twitter @bilawalsidhu
 
Direct download: Virtual_Reality_Media_Associates_Podcast_10.mp3
Category:virtual reality -- posted at: 10:30pm EST

 

 

His New Book on Artificial Superintelligence - Amazon.

 

Biography of Dr. Roman V. Yampolskiy

Dr. Roman V. Yampolskiy is a Tenured Associate Professor in the department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville. He is the founding and current director of the Cyber Security Lab and an author of many books including Artificial Superintelligence: a Futuristic Approach. During his tenure at UofL, Dr. Yampolskiy has been recognized as: Distinguished Teaching ProfessorProfessor of the Year, Faculty Favorite, Top 4 Faculty, Leader in Engineering Education, Top 10 of Online College Professor of the Year, and Outstanding Early Career in Education award winner among many other honors and distinctions. Yampolskiy is aSenior member of IEEE and AGI; Member of Kentucky Academy of Science, and Research Advisor for MIRI and Associate of GCRI.

 

Roman Yampolskiy holds a PhD degree from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo. He was a recipient of a four year NSF (National Science Foundation) IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) fellowship. Before beginning his doctoral studies Dr. Yampolskiy received a BS/MS (High Honors) combined degree in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, USA. After completing his PhD dissertation Dr. Yampolskiy held a position of an Affiliate Academic at the Center for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University of London,College of London. He had previously conducted research at the Laboratory for Applied Computing (currently known as Center for Advancing the Study of Infrastructure) at theRochester Institute of Technology and at the Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Yampolskiy is an alumnus of Singularity University(GSP2012) and a Visiting Fellow of the Singularity Institute (Machine Intelligence Research Institute).

 

Dr. Yampolskiy’s main areas of interest are AI Safety, Artificial Intelligence, Behavioral Biometrics, Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics, Games, Genetic Algorithms, and Pattern Recognition. Dr. Yampolskiy is an author of over 100 publications including multiple journal articles and books. His research has been cited by 1000+ scientists and profiled in popular magazines both American and foreign (New Scientist, Poker Magazine, Science World Magazine), dozens of websites (BBC, MSNBC, Yahoo! News), on radio (German National Radio, Swedish National Radio, Alex Jones Show) and TV. Dr. Yampolskiy’s research has been featured 250+ times in numerous media reports in 22 languages.


 


Bernelle is a maverick bioprocess engineer, with a background in
biochemistry, chemistry, and just enough engineering to be dangerous.
She is both ingenious and ingenuous, loves water, and gets in trouble
often. Her company Merah Mas Industrial Biotech, focuses on converting
the nutrients in wastewater to valuable products. She is currently
completing a PhD in wastewater beneficiation at the University of Cape
Town, South Africa. She does a few other things too.

Direct download: Water_Waste_and_Sustainability_A_Podcast_with_Bernelle_Verster.mp3
Category:global problems -- posted at: 12:08am EST

 

Hosted by Gennady Stolyarov.

What can be done to raise public support for the pursuit of indefinite life extension through medicine and biotechnology to the same level as currently exists for disease-specific research efforts aimed at cancers, heart disease, ALS, and similar large-scale nemeses? In this panel discussion, set to occur on October 1, 2015 – International Longevity Day – http://www.longevityforall.org/intern... - Mr. Stolyarov asks notable life-extension supporters to provide input on this vital question and related areas relevant to accelerating the pursuit of indefinite longevity.

This panel is coordinated in conjunction with MILE, the Movement for Indefinite Life Extension – https://www.facebook.com/movementfori....

View the presentation slides prepared by Sven Bulterjis, “Aging Research Needs Marketing”: http://rationalargumentator.com/Bulte...

Also see a statement prepared by Peter Rothman for this event: http://www.rationalargumentator.com/i....
Read the announcement by Keith Comito – “The Starting on October 1 – International Longevity Day” - http://www.lifespan.io/the-lifespanch...

Panelists: Adam Alonzi, Sven Bulterjis, Keith Comito, Roen Horn, B. J. Murphy, and Elizabeth Parrish

Read more about the panelists on the event page here: https://plus.google.com/b/11084999690...


 

 

Ilia Stambler
​Content and Community Manager

Ilia Stambler coordinates relationships and discussions between LEPI's growing community of supporters through facilitated, content-driven discussion.

He is an affiliate scholar with the Institute for Ethical and Emerging Technologies, whose prior employment includes scientific writing at the Biophysical Schottenstein Center for the Research and Technology of the Cellome, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. He studied biomedical engineering in Moscow Polytechnical Institute, biology at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and received his MA in English literature and Ph.D. from Bar-Ilan University. He is the author of the book A History of Life-Extensionism in the 20th Century and numerous other works on longevity science, advocacy, and history. He speaks Hebrew, English, Russian, German and Yiddish, is chairman of the International Longevity Alliance-Israel, executive committee member of the International Society on Aging and Disease, and coordinator for theLongevity For All advocacy network.  

 


 

Mogg Morgan, publisher, writer, pagan practitioner, independent scholar & theorist. He was Wellcome research student at Oxford, where his teacher was the late Professor B K Matilal, a widely respected expert on South Asian rational thought. He has published widely on both Indology & Egyptology. His many books include ‘Ayurveda: Medicine of the Gods'; ‘The English Mahatma (a Tankhem novel)'; as (‘Katon Shual’) a book on ‘Sexual Magick’. More recently a sequence of books combining academic research with practical experimentation beginning with "Tankhem: Seth & Egyptian Magick’ , ‘The Bull of Ombos: Seth and Egyptian Magick II’ "The Ritual Year in Ancient Egypt", Supernatural Assault in Ancient Egypt" & "Phi-Neter: Power of the Egyptian Gods.". Forthcoming is "Isis: Goddess of Egypt & India".

Direct download: Ancient_Egyptian_Religion_and_the_Folk_Tradition_with_Mogg_Morgan.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 8:10pm EST

 

Kia Davis is an author, blogger, writer, armchair intellectual and idea junkie. Her blog Harmony from Discord dives into mysteries and secrets of critical thinking and metacognition, psychology, human evolution, economics, business, technology, and futurology. With an educational background in psychology and business and a professional background in strategy, financial services, and technology, Kia has worked out several papers on the future of financial services technology (Fintech). Recently Kia published the book ‘Flashpoint 100: Double profit and create lasting business success in 100 days’ for small business owners who want to grow their business rapidly and cost-efficiently.

Direct download: The_Psychology_of_Influence_with_Kia_Davis.mp3
Category:neuroscience -- posted at: 12:28pm EST

 

 

Joachim is the co-founder & COO of Labiotech.eu, the leading digital media covering the European Biotech industry. It is used by over 15,000 people monthly to keep a watch on the business and innovations of biotechnologies. Join them for free and enjoy reading our stories!

Take a look at his website and feel free to contact him. It will be a pleasure to talk with you about biotechnologies and entrepreneurship!

 

 

Direct download: Biotech_Trends_with_Joachim_Eeckhout.mp3
Category:biotechnology -- posted at: 7:38pm EST

 

About Peter Voss

 

Peter Voss is Founder and CEO, Adaptive Artificial Intelligence Inc. He is an entrepreneur with a background in electronics, computer systems, business, and technical software. He is also concerned with the intersection between artificial intelligence software and the human condition as conceived by cognitive science, philosophy, psychology, and ethics. Since the early 1990’s he has been researching and developing artificial general intelligence, founding Adaptive A.I. Inc. in December, 2001 with the goal of developing a commercially viable general-purpose AI engine.
 
Born in Germany, he moved at age 12 to South Africa. He worked in manufacturing and testing of diesel power generators, and the design and production of large static inverters. He started the company Electronic Designs in 1979 to custom build microprocessor-controlled systems for industrial applications. A year later, he started a computer systems company to provide turnkey solutions to medium sized businesses. After 13 years he took the company public in 1987, employing a staff of 400. He sold the company in 1992, and moved to the United States in 1995.
 
He believes that integrating insights from the following areas of cognitive science are crucial for rapid progress in Artificial Intelligence:

  • Philosophy/ epistemology — understanding the true nature of knowledge.
  • Cognitive psychology (including developmental & psychometric) for analysis of cognition — and especially — general conceptual intelligence.
  • Computer science — self-modifying systems, combining new connectionist pattern manipulation techniques with “traditional” AI engineering.
His other big passion is for exploring what he calls Optimal Living: Maximizing both the quantity & quality of life. He sees personal responsibility and optimizing knowledge acquisition as key. Specific interests include:
  • Rationality, as a means for knowledge. He’s largely sympathetic to the philosophy of Objectivism, and has done quite a bit of work on developing a rational approach to (personal & social) ethics.
  • Health (quality): physical, financial, cognitive, and emotional (passions, meaningful relationships, appreciation of art, etc.). Psychology: IQ & EQ.
  • Longevity (quantity): general research, CRON (calorie restriction), and cryonics.
  • Environment: economic, social, and political systems conducive to Optimal Living.
These interests logically lead to an interest in Futurism, in technology for improving life — overcoming limits to personal growth & improvement. The transhumanist philosophy of Extropianism best embodies this quest. Specific technologies that seem to hold most promise include AI, Nanotechnology, and various health & longevity approaches mentioned above.
 
Peter authored Essentials of General Intelligence: The direct path to AGI, Calorie Poisoning: Civilization’s Exploding Killer Disease, True Morality – Rational Principles for Optimal Living, The Nature of Freewill, Advanced Intelligence: SI, IA, and the Global Brain, Why Machines will become Hyper-Intelligent before Humans do, SIAI’s Guidelines for building “Friendly” AI, Metaphysics — it’s simpler than you think, De-scription versus Pre-scription — and other Ethical Confusions, Longevity — Major Factors Determining Life-Span, and Extropy NOW!
 
Watch Increased Intelligence, Improved Life, Peter Voss – Singularity Institute Interview Series, and First Annual Colloquium on the Law of Transhuman Persons: Voss & Yudkowsky. Read An Interview with AI Entrepreneur Peter Voss.
 
Direct download: All_About_AGI_A_Podcast_with_Peter_Voss.mp3
Category:artificial intelligence -- posted at: 7:16pm EST

 

 

In this episode Gennady Stolyarov II interviews me about some of my guests and current trends in biotechnology. Here I am in the hot seat! We cover gene therapy, nanotechnology, work I have done in nanotech, bioprinting, regenerative medicine, the legal landscape, existential threats posed by biohacking, and the ways in which the DIY revolution is changing biology. Music by Andrew Vavrek of Tryad.

Direct download: Emerging_Biotech_Trends_with_Gennady_Stolyarov_II_and_Adam_Alonzi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:08pm EST



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