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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.
 
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Feb 22, 2015

The Lifeboat Foundation and ten other organizations including the National Space Society and the Space Frontier Foundation are joining together to create a new strategic alliance for space development and commerce. We will be unveiling the details on this new alliance, as well as the details on our joint national legislative campaign to advance space policy in 2015.
 
Please join us at the 2325 Rayburn House Office Building, Independence Avenue SW and South Capitol Street SE, Washington D.C. 20003, USA on Feb. 25th at 10 am for the press conference announcing the formation of this exciting new partnership.
 
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Feb 21, 2015

Zigmond Leszczynski, Deputy Executive Director at the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority (VCSFA), joins our Space Settlement Board.

Feb 20, 2015

Mustafa Suleyman, Head of Applied AI at Google DeepMind, joins our Robotics/AI Board.

Feb 19, 2015

Bill Bigge, Director of Creative Robotics, joins our Robotics/AI Board.

Feb 19, 2015

Ayse P. Saygin, coauthor of Turing Test: 50 Years Later, joins our Robotics/AI Board.

Feb 18, 2015

Marc Gewertz, Chief Enterprise Engineer at EiMC, joins our Business Board.

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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, 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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