• Digital immortality and Brain hacking with inner context sensors

    Biotech without Borders

    In order to understand, record and replicate ourselves we need a lot of sensors registering differen inner contexts. Electrical and chemical signals are constantly traveling throughout our brains and bodies, carrying sensations, thoughts, emotions and our reactions to the world around us. Studying these signals and how they are altered by external stimuli and internal contexts gives us a window into ourselves and how we can enhance our health, well-being and capabilities in the 21st century. Come hear Sean Montgomery talk about his lab's latest creation: EmotiBit (https://www.EmotiBit.com/), a wearable open-source sensor for capturing emotional, physiological, and movement data. He'll discuss how sensing these signals from the body can be used in research, art, DIY projects, education and, perhaps, helping to alter the future of human cognition. Sean Montgomery is a technologist, educator and new-media artist in New York City. Sean's work uses research methodologies combined with emerging technologies to take a trans-disciplinary look at the human condition and examine the changing relationship between the physical and metaphysical world. After finishing his PhD in neuroscience, Sean founded Connected Future Labs (http://www.ConnectedFutureLabs.com/), an agile R&D consulting group that utilizes a depth of expertise in circuits, algorithms and design to bring cutting-edge technology out of the research lab and create real-world applications. Continuing to develop the synergy between science, art and technology, Sean's lab is launching EmotiBit (https://www.EmotiBit.com/), a truly wearable open-source sensor module for capturing high-quality emotional, physiological, and movement data from the body.

  • Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Machine Learning - Network With The Top Ones

    Welcome to the 2019 Tech Development of 'thinking' computer systems RSVP ON EVENTBRITE MANDATORY. CLICK BELOW LINK https://bit.ly/2Z3LD09 Are you Interested the Artificial Intelligence Robotics & Machine Learning (AIRML) Connect with professionals & experts interested in and working with Artificial Intelligence & (AIRML)* Come and meet (AIRML)* professionals in a relaxed atmosphere, and enjoy the evening to exchange contacts and learn more about THEIR Builder's actions in favor of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Machine Learning. RSVP ON EVENTBRITE MANDATORY. CLICK BELOW LINK https://bit.ly/2Z3LD09 How to join? This event has fee. - $10 --> 1 - 50 RSVPs & Paid on Eventbrite - $20 --> 50 - 100 RSVPs & Paid on Eventbrite - $40 --> 100 + or at Door Follow us on Twitter --> @TechWebTalks Tweet us for any questions & feedback! RSVP ON EVENTBRITE MANDATORY. CLICK BELOW LINK https://bit.ly/2Z3LD09 What to do? Once at the venue ask for 'AI Event' from the hostess. She will point to location where event host will meet & greet you. You shall be given a name tag & participation gift. You will be guided to the main networking area. Event host shall be present at the event the entire time to answer any questions. Community NY Tech Tank: come and meet and exchange with learners and mentor while taking the opportunity to invite people met at forums, networking meetings or other professional event! We are one NY's largest and most diverse community of digital, tech and internet professionals providing thought-provoking meetups and voluntary activities. Workshops, competitions, debates and pro bono projects are the ingredients of events vision to change the world. Our past attendees work at leading firms like Amazon, Reed, PwC, Sky and as well as numerous start-up and agency superstars. Come and meet new professionals and learn more about the innovative support programs/events Want be a part of our fun, driven and qualified team? Join --> https://www.meetup.com/NYTechTank/ RSVP ON EVENTBRITE MANDATORY. CLICK BELOW LINK https://bit.ly/2Z3LD09

  • Ending Age-Related Diseases: Advances in Research & Investment Prospects conf

    Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, Cooper Union

    Ending Age-Related Diseases: Investment Prospects and Advances in Research, a conference to be held on July 11th-12th at the Cooper Union in New York City. The conference is organized by Life Extension Advocacy Foundation, non-profit that supports scientific research on aging. https://www.leafscience.org/ending-age-related-diseases-advances-in-aging-research-and-investment-prospects-2019/ The goal of this conference is to promote multidisciplinary collaboration in order to foster the development of next-generation drugs and therapies that directly target the processes of aging and thus have the potential to prevent and cure age-related diseases. The past decade has seen enormous progress in our understanding of why we age, and with the first therapies targeting aging entering human clinical trials, the nascent rejuvenation biotechnology industry appears to be an inevitable part of the relatively near future. Join the leading researchers, investors, longevity advocates, and other forward-thinking people who are discussing this emerging technology. The list of speakers includes Dr. Aubrey de Grey (SENS Research Foundation), Dr. Judith Campisi (The Buck Institute for Research on Aging), Dr. Vadim Gladyshev (Harvard Medical School), Dr. Michael Bonkowski (Harvard Medical School), Dr. Morgan Levine (Yale School of Medicine), Dr. Ronald Kohanski (NIA), Dr. Vera Gorbunova (University of Rochester), and others. Several rejuvenation biotechnology companies, such as Ichor Therapeutics, Intervene Immune, Oisin Biotechnologies, and Repair Biotechnologies, will present their projects and share their insights about when the first anti-aging technologies will hit the market. There will be sessions devoted to investment prospects; there, the representatives of several venture funds will share their views on accelerating the development of a longevity industry. You can find the conference site with the draft program here. https://www.leafscience.org/2019-program/ If you think that the event might be of interest to you, feel free to check the tickets on Eventbrite - you can take advantage of the Early Bird price before March 31. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ending-age-related-diseases-2019-tickets-53207520125 The organizer of this conference is the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports scientific research on aging and longevity via its own crowdfunding platform, Lifespan.io. If you wish to learn more about the current state of longevity research, feel free to check our column for interviews with the leading researchers of aging. https://www.leafscience.org/blog/

  • Pre-hackathon projetcs review : The Future of Ownership

    Brooklyn Law School

    We're starting a series of events to review our projects for the July 20-21 international hackathon. Join us to learn about common ownership and self-assessed tax (COST). Everyone is welcome to ask questions and share ideas. AGENDA 5:30 ~ Participants Arrive First part will be dedicated to a Resource-Based community Economy 5:50 - Alexey Potapov (KrioRus.ru, reOrder.world, Dorne-XR.com, NYC meetups with 50K followers). Next stage of automation is bringing more and more economic production & buying power to comunities, In the same time modern political system cannot satisfy multiple parts of a political process and using financial instrument for economic repressions. Economic power transition towards different communities of interest, practice, living both local and hyper-local. We will explore personal abilities of one person (Alexey) to start a Community Economy - from UBI movement, to Open Source movement, to Open Networking to community projects. The second part will be the extension of the first part and dedicated to a RadicalXChange community projects and the book "Radical Markets" | Chapter 1 ~ Property is Monopoly: http://radicalmarkets.com/chapters/property-is-monopoly 6:30 ~ Nathan Chen, ConsenSys 6:45 ~ Josh Young, Pack 7:15 ~ Luke Duncan, Aragon 7:45 ~ Griff Green, Giveth 8:15 ~ Networking "Imagine a world in which all major private wealth (every factory, patent or plot of land) is constantly for sale at a fair price and where most of the value of this property is paid out equally to all citizens as a social dividend. While one might be tempted to believe the wealthy would dominate such a hyper-market world, in fact most private wealth would become social wealth and would be shared equally by all. With most value of assets accruing to the public, every asset would become cheaper to (partially) own, democratizing the control of assets and offering everyone new opportunities to start businesses or households. At the same time, because there would be a price on every asset, large scale projects, like high speed trains, would become far easier to develop as holdouts could no longer block the right of way." ________ Pack is an economically fair ecosystem for producing news and knowledge. Each community in this ecosystem is a subscription-based news and information network in which members who contribute value earn value. The networks themselves require entrepreneurial investment, but because of network effects, their owners can obtain monopoly power. That's why they're subject to partial common ownership, which optimizes between the investment efficiency and allocative efficiency. More about Pack: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Mez5jdSCR10rm2N9zZNrt08U6pQU80FLpfWvQfZYuzg ________ 1Hive is working to improve open source sustainability and grow the open source commons. The Hive Commons License is a proposed alternative to existing copyleft and permissive licenses intended to allow for proprietary derivative works while maintaining strict reciprocity requirements. Context: https://medium.com/hive-commons/harberger-taxation-and-open-source-58dcdbab140d ________ Giveth is re-engineering charitable giving, by creating an entirely free, open-source platform, built on the Ethereum Blockchain. Our system cuts out bureaucracy and enables makers to create a high level of transparency and accountability towards givers. More about Giveth: https://medium.com/giveth/the-future-of-giving-is-crowdfunding-the-commons-ac265e3010b8 The Commons Stack: https://medium.com/giveth/introducing-the-commons-stack-scalable-infrastructure-for-community-collaboration-6886eb97413e ________ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Common Ownership: https://wiki.p2pfoundation.net/Common_Ownership Partial Common Ownership: assets.press.princeton.edu/chapters/s11222.pdf On Radical Markets: vitalik.ca/general/2018/04/20/radical_markets.html COST Monopoly: medium.com/@nathan.writes/exploring-partial-common-ownership-on-the-monopoly-board-59163ad73608

  • Transhumanism: Endless Evolution or the End of Humanity (by University Open Air)

    Transhumanism is challenging limitations, overcoming fears, changing human culture and exploring the very nature of the the human being. The endless attempts we make to define who we are at all levels - societal, cultural, biological, psychological can suddenly end up with definitive answer. Throughout all of history, humankind has struggled with these questions. Pavel Ilin is a philosopher of culture, musician, baker, and aspiring software engineer. Mr. Ilin holds a Master’s Degree in Philosophy of Culture. On the moment of departure from Russian he was enrolled in PhD program with Philosophy of Culture as a major. In collaboration with Prospect Park Alliance, Brooklyn Public Library presents University Open Air, a free, three-week series of classes beginning Tuesday, June 11th in Prospect Park’s former Rose Garden (follow signs through Prospect Park's Grand Army Plaza enterance ) Please RSVP here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transhumanism-endless-evolution-or-the-end-of-humanity-tickets-63017889203?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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  • The future of Basic Income Guarantee : North America Congress (Free event)

    Silberman School of Social Work

    As you're probably aware, there's a lot of discussion within the tech world around the future of work and what our society will look like as tech continues to disrupt and change the kinds of jobs we do and should be doing. There will be several panels examining the effect automation and technology is having, and what kinds of actions could be taken to improve people's lives (Job Guarantee, UBI, etc), as well as examining the idea of UBI from other lenses. 2019 marks 50 years since a basic income guarantee was first introduced in the U.S. Congress. Basic income is once again on the policy agenda in North America. Pilot programs, controlled trials, documentaries, and debates are bringing basic income into mainstream policy conversations. Organized by The U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network, https://usbig.net/ Basic Income Canada, https://www.basicincomecanada.org/ The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, https://sssw.hunter.cuny.edu/ the 18th Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress this June will bring together researchers, activists, policymakers, developers, blockchain enthusiasts and students from around North America and around the world who focus on universal basic income policy questions. This year’s NABIG Congress will discuss ways to implement and finance basic income policy in the U.S. and Canada, as well as alternative and complementary policies, such as conditional cash transfers and a federal jobs guarantee. Discussions will also address the politics of getting basic income on the agenda of political parties, social movements, independent developers and legislatures. Building upon its success two years ago as the first American school of social work to host a NABIG Congress, the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York City will once again host this significant international conference. Confirmed speakers include: Andrew Yang, author, The War on Normal People (via teleconference) Jessie Golem, photographer, “Humans of Basic Income” Karl Widerquist, Georgetown University in Qatar Sukhi Samra, Stockton Basic Income Demonstration Project James Janeiro, Senior Policy Advisor to former Ontario Premier Michael A. Lewis, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College Michael Howard, University of Maine, USBIG Almaz Zelleke, New York University Shanghai Sheila Regehr, Basic Income Canadian Network Peter Frase, author, Four Futures: Life after Capitalism Please RSVP here : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-18th-annual-north-american-basic-income-guarantee-congress-registration-60063052206 Or check the official conference program https://www.dropbox.com/s/iodc9n4bptbfuft/draft_nabig_program_r2.pdf?dl=0

  • Future 2030 : Blockchain for Impact Investing & Sustainable Development Goals

    Sustainable development goals touches billions of people and represents a big opportunity for the blockchain projects : More than a billion people on Earth needs a means of identification - a birth sertificate and a passport. More than 2 billions are unbanked. Even in the US 7% of the population has no bank account. More than 2 billion people lives for a less than 2 USD a day. And on top of that automation will soon take 95% of all low skilled jobs. The UN estimates that USD 5-7 trillion is needed annually to achieve the goals. As such, it is critical that investors go beyond alignment to the global goals and instead, raise and direct new capital towards progress against the SDGs. That's where more inclusive and egalitarian approach can be provided by the blockchain projects. This time we going to meet those projects developers, give a short review of useful blockchain projects in the different contexts of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Impact Investments. Here's non-exclusive example of such a projects given by the great Breaker magazine article https://breakermag.com/73-blockchain-social-good-organizations-that-are-actually-doing-something/ Let's get together in a gorgeous space with a panoramic view provided by Brooklyn Law School, network with the right people and do more good !

  • The future of community organizing

    Bushwick Generator

    Dear Future Builders ! 1) This is an event for You, if : You belong to some community of interest, practice or purpose and want it to succeed in reaching its goals. You are interested in transforming a community to a sustainable business entity. You do not want to ask anymore what you can do for the community and start asking what community can do for You. 2) We going to learn from our experts in crowdfunding and community organizing, presenting their success stories. How to organize scientific research community and enthusiasts for crowdfunding. Keith Comito, founder http://lifespan.io How did the movement become a company and performed a successful ICO. Alexey Potapov, co-founder http://kriorus.ru/en Framework for an inner and inter-community economy: how existing startups and businesses can help community power grow. Speaker is TBA. Making them count: empowering community economy with blockchain, crypto and DAO (Distributed Autonomous Organization). James Waugh, Bushwick Generator. 3) We are going to outline those steps: Do different communities have a common organizational background ? Can we build a community-based economic framework and infrastructure for businesses ? How to escape the limitations of Forums, Facebook groups and Messengers and go to workgroups and project-oriented communication and tools. How to organize the organizers. What distributed, hyperlocal and local communities have in common? 4) What can you bring to this workshop to make it more beneficial for you and your community/interest group ? Bring your сases for local, hyperlocal and distributed communities with open and closed networking. Bring the slides to present and explain your concepts to others (and we we'll bring ours).

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  • Whole Brain Emulation ("Mind Uploading") & AI safety Online Workshop

    Join us for our Spring Workshop on Whole Brain Emulation and AI Safety including presentations by Ben Goertzel, Anders Sandberg, and Jaan Tallinn. The event will begin at 11:00am pacific time and will be hosted online. Click Here during the event to access the livestream. As an audience member you will be able to participate in the panel discussion which will be hosted in a question/answer format. To submit a question before the event, email us at [masked]. During the event you will have the chance to call in and interact with the guests. Please RSVP here https://carboncopies.org/calendar/carboncopies-workshop-whole-brain-emulation-and-ai-safety/

  • The Global Race for AI Supremacy –Futurist Talk with Wagner and Furst

    The US’s lead in the Global AI race is not assured. What are the geopolitical and technological implications of China’s rise, Globalization and the increase in cyber-warfare? Is the world getting riskier? What does this mean for our careers, education and governance? Join the Brooklyn Futurist Meetup Wednesday, November 7 as we address related issues with AI Supremacy’s authors Daniel Wagner and Keith Furst. Our WeWork host is conveniently located at 115 Broadway. RSVP on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2Ndpgzp or this meetup site Our Speakers: Daniel Wagner is the founder and CEO of Country Risk Solutions and a widely published author on current affairs and risk management. Prior to forming CRS, he was Senior Vice President of Country Risk at GE Energy Financial Services. Keith Furst is the Managing Director of Data Derivatives, a consulting firm focused on implementing, validating, and fine-tuning financial crime systems. He has many years of extensive consulting experience working for a wide variety of financial institutions focusing on the documentation, design, model development, implementation, calibration, and validation of financial crime systems. Full Bio Link: https://ai-supremacy.com/authors/ More About AI Supremacy: From globalization to jobs, financial services to the role of governments, the nexus with cyber risk to spying, and from China’s quest to international relations, Wagner & Furst have delved deeply into the subject matter. The race for AI supremacy is about anticipation, adopting the right mind set, and having the right resources, a futuristic orientation, and the ability to execute. While few organizations and governments have achieved the right mix to lead in the race for AI supremacy, those that have already possess a substantial lead. Those that have not are simply falling further and further behind. Can those that are not already in the race, get in the race with any realistic hope of catching up? Can those who are already in the race ever catch up with the leaders? Who will win in the end? Should AI be feared or embraced? These are among the many questions Wagner and Furst explore in this enticing book. Admission is $8 (plus Eventbrite service chg) which covers light snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments. Our WeWork venue holds about 40 seats, more if some of us stand. Doors open at 6 and talk starts about 6:30 with Q&A following. We end by 8pm. NO WALK-INS. You must rsvp here or on eventbrite. RSVP on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2Ndpgzp or this meetup site. Book Reviews: https://ai-supremacy.com/reviews/ Buy Book: https://www.amazon.com/AI-Supremacy-Winning-Machine-Learning/dp/1722113960/ Daniel Wagner Video Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndZd7cLYSTw Mike Taubleb, Organizer Brooklyn Futurist Meetup Owner: www.Promenadespeakers.com