The Code of Ethics on Human Augmentation #HAcode #WearableWednesday
Check out the Code of Ethics on Human Augmentation or “cyborg code” here. (Image above is from our learn system tutorial on making a cyborg costume 🙂
The possibility that artificially intelligent machines may some day pose a risk is well-known .
Less understood, but more immediately pressing, are the risks that humanistically intelligent [5, 7] peo- ple or organizations pose, whether facilitated by “smart buildings”, “smart cities” (a camera in every street- light), or “cyborgs” with wearable or implantable in- telligence. As we augment our bodies and our societies with ever more pervasive and possibly invasive sensing, computation, and communication, there comes a point when we ourselves become these technologies (what Minsky, Kurzweil, and Mann refer to as the “Sensory Singularity”).
This sensory intelligence augmentation technology is already developed enough to be dangerous in the wrong hands, e.g. as a way for a corrupt government or corporation to further augment its power and use it unjustly.
Accordingly we have spent a number of years devel- oping a Code of Ethics on Human Augmentation , further developed at IEEE ISTAS 2013 and IEEE GEM 2015 (the “Toronto Code”), resulting in three funda- mental “laws”.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.