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May 4, 2023

Case report: Magic mushrooms may induce lasting improvements in color-blind vision

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, law, neuroscience, policy

Researchers at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Center for Behavioral Health, Neurological Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio have authored a case report on the positive effects of psilocybin on color blindness.

Published in the journal Drug Science, Policy and Law, the researchers highlight some implications surrounding a single reported vision improvement self-study by a colleague and cite other previous reports, illustrating a need to understand better how these psychedelics could be used in therapeutic settings.

Past reports have indicated that people with deficiency (CVD), usually referred to as , experience better color vision after using lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) or psilocybin (magic mushrooms). There is a lack of scientific evidence for these claims, as researching the effects of these drugs has been highly restricted.

Apr 30, 2023


Posted by in categories: policy, robotics/AI, space

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Apr 29, 2023

The fired Google engineer who thought its AI could be sentient says Microsoft’s chatbot feels like ‘watching the train wreck happen in real time’

Posted by in categories: physics, policy, robotics/AI, transportation

The Google employee who claimed last June his company’s A.I. model could already be sentient, and was later fired by the company, is still worried about the dangers of new A.I.-powered chatbots, even if he hasn’t tested them himself yet.

Blake Lemoine was let go from Google last summer for violating the company’s confidentiality policy after he published transcripts of several conversations he had with LaMDA, the company’s large language model he helped create that forms the artificial intelligence backbone of Google’s upcoming search engine assistant, the chatbot Bard.

Lemoine told the Washington Post at the time that LaMDA resembled “a 7-year-old, 8-year-old kid that happens to know physics” and said he believed the technology was sentient, while urging Google to take care of it as it would a “sweet kid who just wants to help the world be a better place for all of us.”

Apr 25, 2023

This Harvard Law Professor is an Expert on Digital Technology

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, governance, internet, law, policy, robotics/AI

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Apr 23, 2023

Post Scarcity Civilizations & Cognitive Enhancement | Anders Sandberg, Foresight Senior Fellow

Posted by in categories: ethics, neuroscience, policy

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Help us welcome Anders Sandberg to the Foresight family! As a Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy, we are proud that he will be joining a fantastic group of Foresight Senior Research Fellows:

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Apr 23, 2023

Comment les activités spatiales peuvent-elles évoluer vers plus de durabilité ?

Posted by in categories: policy, satellites, space, space travel, strategy, sustainability

Remark: This article is from The Conversation France written by Victor DOS SANTOS PAULINO & Nonthapat PULSIRI (V&N) — Experts from Toulouse Business School and The SIRIUS Chair (France)

Lorsque nous parlons d’espace, nous pensons aux étoiles que nous voyons la nuit ou à de bons films de science-fiction. Or, l’espace comprend également tous les satellites et engins qui sont lancés depuis la Terre. Dans certains engins spatiaux, il y a des astronautes, comme l’Américaine Christina Koch ou le Français Thomas Pesquet, qui voyagent pendant plusieurs jours ou mois pour de nombreuses missions.

Pendant ce temps, plus de 8 000 satellites non habités opèrent sur les orbites terrestres pour améliorer la vie quotidienne. Par exemple, les satellites de communication contribuent à améliorer l’accès à Internet dans les zones blanches, les satellites d’observation sont essentiels pour les prévisions météorologiques et les satellites de navigation (GPS) sont indispensables pour les besoins de transport actuels et futurs tels que les véhicules autonomes.

Les progrès dans le secteur spatial offrent aujourd’hui de nouvelles opportunités dans la mise en orbite de constellations de milliers de satellites (par exemple, la flotte Starlink lancée par SpaceX, la société de l’homme d’affaires américain Elon Musk) ou encore dans l’exploitation minière spatiale et le tourisme spatial. Certains pays (dont la France et les États-Unis) ont par ailleurs annoncé que soutenir leur écosystème spatial constituait une priorité pour dynamiser l’économie.

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Apr 20, 2023

A.I. has to be regulated, not ‘thrown out the window’, says Prof. Michio Kaku

Posted by in categories: business, policy, robotics/AI

Michio Kaku, professor of theoretical physics at the City University of New York, Nilay Patel of The Verge, and Ethan Millman of the Rolling Stone discuss the future of artificial intelligence amid growing controversy. Hosted by Brian Sullivan, “Last Call” is a fast-paced, entertaining business show that explores the intersection of money, culture and policy. Tune in Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. ET on CNBC.

Apr 18, 2023

Dr. Charles Tahan, Ph.D. — Director, National Quantum Coordination Office — OSTP, The White House

Posted by in categories: computing, government, policy, quantum physics

Accelerating Leadership In Quantum Information Sciences — Dr. Charles Tahan, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Quantum Information Science (QIS); Director, National Quantum Coordination Office, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House.

Dr. Charles Tahan, Ph.D. is the Assistant Director for Quantum Information Science (QIS) and the Director of the National Quantum Coordination Office (NQCO) within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy ( The NQCO ensures coordination of the National Quantum Initiative (NQI) and QIS activities across the federal government, industry, and academia.

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Apr 14, 2023

A task force set up

Posted by in categories: policy, robotics/AI

The agency will look at developing a standard policy for setting privacy rules on artificial intelligence.

AI-enabled language models are becoming commonplace of late, spearheaded by the disruption caused by OpenAI’s ChatGPT. In its wake, we have seen other technological players like Google and Microsoft scrambling to catch up to the competition by introducing their respective models to the public.

As a counterbalance, global authorities are doing due diligence to evolve a common framework to regulate the industry.

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Apr 12, 2023

US begins study of possible rules to regulate AI like ChatGPT

Posted by in categories: education, policy, robotics/AI, security

WASHINGTON, April 11 (Reuters) — The Biden administration said Tuesday it is seeking public comments on potential accountability measures for artificial intelligence (AI) systems as questions loom about its impact on national security and education.

ChatGPT, an AI program that recently grabbed the public’s attention for its ability to write answers quickly to a wide range of queries, in particular has attracted U.S. lawmakers’ attention as it has grown to be the fastest-growing consumer application in history with more than 100 million monthly active users.

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration, a Commerce Department agency that advises the White House on telecommunications and information policy, wants input as there is “growing regulatory interest” in an AI “accountability mechanism.”

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