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Apr 1, 2015

Our Nick Gogerty will be giving a keynote on evolution, economics, and risk at Singularity University on April 24th. Learn more!

Mar 31, 2015

Read issue #152 of Lifeboat News!

Mar 27, 2015

Mark Nall joins our blog team with the post The Robotic Double-Edged Sword.

Mar 23, 2015

Geoff Marcy joins our Astrobiology/SETI Board. Geoff discovered 70 of the first 100 extrasolar planets known.

Mar 12, 2015

International bestselling author Jeremy Robinson joins our Futurists Board. He has authored more than fifty novels and novellas including XOM-B, Island 731, SecondWorld, and the Jack Sigler thriller series.

Mar 9, 2015

Johan Scholtz, Business Development Consultant at ZAQ, joins our Business Board.

Mar 9, 2015

Africa2Moon Mission Ambassador Olufisayo Jejelowo joins our Space Settlement Board.

Mar 8, 2015

Paul Grzegorzek, author of Flare, joins our Futurists Board.

Mar 8, 2015

International Finserv Executive Claudio Migliore joins our New Money Systems Board.

Mar 7, 2015

Mary Rickert, author of The Memory Garden, joins our Futurists Board.

Mar 7, 2015

Jacqueline Druga, author of Contagious, joins our Futurists Board.

Mar 7, 2015

Bas Steunebrink, coauthor of Bounded Seed-AGI, joins our Robotics/AI Board.

Mar 1, 2015

Anyone who posts to our blog gets a chance to win a signed copy of Edge of Dark.
 
What if a society banished its worst nightmare to the far edge of the solar system, destined to sip only dregs of light and struggle for the barest living. And yet, that life thrived? It grew and learned and became far more than you ever expected, and it wanted to return to the sun. What if it didn’t share your moral compass in any way?
 
The deadline for the contest is April 30. If you need access to our blog, send an email with the subject of “Lifeboat Foundation blog” to [email protected].

Mar 1, 2015

Read issue #151 of Lifeboat News!

Feb 28, 2015

The Lifeboat Foundation and ten other organizations, including the National Space Society and the Space Frontier Foundation, have launched a new strategic alliance for space development and commerce named the Alliance for Space Development (ASD).
 
Perhaps the most ambitious part of the ASD agenda is a proposed “Cheap Access to Space Act” that would offer $3.5 billion in government prizes for the development of reusable launch vehicles. Those prizes include, in a draft version of the bill provided by ASD, $1 billion to the first fully reusable vehicle that can place at least one metric ton into orbit and fly again a week later.
 
Learn more!

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Upcoming Events

Our Itamar Arel, Joscha Bach, Eric Baum, Antonio Chella, Stan Franklin, Deon Garrett, Ben Goertzel, Marcus Hutter, Matthew Iklé, Randal Koene, Kai-Uwe Kühnberger, Moshe Looks, Alexey Potapov, Rafal Rzepka, Jürgen Schmidhuber, Bas Steunebrink, Claes Strannegård, Kristinn Thórisson, Julian Togelius, Viktoras Veitas, Pei Wang, David Weinbaum (Weaver), and Roman Yampolskiy are participating in The Eighth Conference on Artificial General Intelligence (AGI-15) which will be held July 22–25, 2015 at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany.
 
This conference gathers an international group of leading academic and industry researchers involved in scientific and engineering work aimed directly toward the goal of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).

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