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Oct 14, 2020

Francesca Minerva, author of The Ethics of Cryonics, joins our Ethics Board and our Life Extension Board.

Oct 14, 2020

Louis Rosenberg, Chief Scientist of the artificial Intelligence company Unanimous AI, joins our Robotics/AI Board.

Oct 9, 2020

Read Special Report The Great Matrix of Big History by Lifeboat Foundation Advisory Board member William Grassie.
 
Our European ancestors once understood the universe to be a Great Chain of Being. All the entities of the world — animal, vegetable, mineral — were hierarchically organized. At the bottom were metals, precious metals, and precious stones. Then came plants and trees, followed by wild animals and domesticated animals. Humans were also hierarchically ordered from children to women to men and further into the different ranks of commoners, nobility, princes, and kings.
 
The Great Chain of Being continued up into the celestial realm — moon, stars, angels, and archangels — to the very top where God presides over the entire creation. This scala naturae provided humans with a natural order, which they also understood to be a natural human order that structured their societies.

Oct 6, 2020

Read issue #218 of Lifeboat News!

Oct 4, 2020

Kelly Idehen joins our blog team with the post The Road to Human 2.0.

Sep 29, 2020

Read Special Report Rise of the Machines: How, When and Consequences of Artificial General Intelligence by Lifeboat Foundation Advisory Board member Richard J. Terrile.
 
Technology and society are poised to cross an important threshold with the prediction that artificial general intelligence (AGI) will emerge soon. Assuming that self-awareness is an emergent behavior of sufficiently complex cognitive architectures, we may witness the “awakening” of machines. The timeframe for this kind of breakthrough, however, depends on the path to creating the network and computational architecture required for strong AI.
 
If understanding and replication of the mammalian brain architecture is required, technology is probably still at least a decade or two removed from the resolution required to learn brain functionality at the synapse level. However, if statistical or evolutionary approaches are the design path taken to “discover” a neural architecture for AGI, timescales for reaching this threshold could be surprisingly short.

Sep 27, 2020

Double Academy Award winner Mark Sagar joins our Media & Arts Board. Mark was involved with the creation of technology for the digital characters in blockbusters such as Avatar, King Kong, and Spider-Man 2.

Sep 25, 2020

Enter The SRF Design-a-Mask Competition!
 
We’re inviting all our supporters to submit designs for an official SRF mask. As well as being worn by SRF staff, these masks will be available in limited supply to anyone who’d like to support ending age-related disease and disability.

Sep 20, 2020

Read issue #217 of Lifeboat News!

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Upcoming Events

Undoing Aging 2020 has become Undoing Aging 2021 and has been moved to May 13–15, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. Our Tamir Chandra, Ke Cheng, Aubrey de Grey, João Pedro de Magalhães, Vera Gorbunova, Michael Greve, Adiv A. Johnson, Jamie Justice, Jeanne Loring, and Wenyu Zhou will be speaking/participating.
 
Undoing Aging 2021 is not only open to the scientific community, but also welcomes startups, investors, the general media, and all interested members of the broader rejuvenation movement. The conference will feature a student poster session showing the work of innovative undergraduate and graduate students in the field of damage repair. Learn more!

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