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The Code of Ethics on Human Augmentation #HAcode #WearableWednesday

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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 🙂

Abstract

The possibility that artificially intelligent machines may some day pose a risk is well-known [1].

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”[10]).

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 [9], further developed at IEEE ISTAS 2013 and IEEE GEM 2015 (the “Toronto Code”), resulting in three funda- mental “laws”.

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