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May 19, 2015

Ramez Naam joins our blog team with the post Edge of Dark Review.

May 18, 2015

Read Orbital Space Settlement Radiation Shielding. The major result of this paper is that settlements in low (~500 km) Earth equatorial orbits may not require any radiation shielding at all based on a careful analysis of requirements and extensive simulation of radiation effects.

May 6, 2015

The Longevity Cookbook Indiegogo Launch Party will be on May 14th in San Francisco, California. This event will involve more people in longevity research and help us to build a strong and powerful community.
This event is working to develop both a practical guide to longevity and a story about the science underlying nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. The guide will include descriptions of the experiments that need to be carried out today to extend our lives right now.
RSVP today!

May 2, 2015

The Millennium Project is conducting a Real-Time Delphi Survey and would like your input.
They want you to share your judgments about how future technology over the next 35 years (artificial narrow intelligence, artificial general intelligence, Internet of Things, robotics, synthetic biology, nanotechnology, 3D/4D printing, self-driving vehicles, drones, mobile/cloud, augmented reality/holography, etc.) could affect the future of work, and what should be done to create positive conditions.
Learn more!

Apr 30, 2015

Read issue #153 of Lifeboat News!

Apr 20, 2015

The Lifeboat Foundation mourns the passing of our Kenneth W. Harris who worked to “Safeguard Humanity” until the end of his life. Ken also served the World Future Society and its National Capital chapter for many years. He was also a field editor on transportation for TechCast Global and a member of the Association for Professional Futurists.

Apr 17, 2015

Dan Schmitt, Founder of Open Source Capitalism, joins our Business Board.

Apr 2, 2015

We have made progress on our Interactive Friendly AI project and have a prototype available at
The most interesting part of this project is that our AI can use multiple engines that are hosted at and elsewhere. If you have an engine that you wish to include in this project, let us know.
Even if you are not a programmer you can provide flowcharts detailing questions and answers you think our AI should know. Email [email protected] with the subject “Lifeboat Foundation AI” if you wish to help in any way including providing feedback.

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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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