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The CRISPR Future Might Be a Little Blurred

Matthew Liao led a very interesting discussion on the topic of “Designing Humans” during a recent trip to our class….

Why only recently has Artificial Intelligence become a real possibilty

Kevin Kelly Discusses Artificial Intelligence in The Inevitable [Book Excerpt] Artificial intelligence (AI) has been hyped for decades but only…

Reproductive Genetic Engineering – Who Will Have Access to It?

Genetic engineering is a kind of biotechnology used to modify the genetic makeup of cells. It has a wide range…

Immunization Engineering and Ethics

     The article, “Immune Engineering,” published by MIT Technology Review, covers the current status of using modified T cells…

The Future of Sex – Consent in Human-to-Robot Sexual Interactions

Blogpost considering the rights of sexbots and consent in a post-human era.

Technofetishism in the movie Ex Machina

After reading Allison de Fren’s work Technofetishism and the Uncanny Desires of A.S.F.R. (alt.sex.fetish.robots), I started to realize that there…

Westworld: can AI be kept in a box?

Take a minute to watch the introduction of one of my new favorite HBO series “Westworld”. Done? Now, if you…

Should we use technology to spot criminals? I think not. by Angelica

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38092196 https://arxiv.org/pdf/1611.04135v2.pdf Above I posted two links about the new facial recognition algorithm created just around the corner from us…

Ex-Ante Changes & Harmless Wrongdoing?

In Matthew Liao’s “Selecting Children: The Ethics of Reproductive Genetic Engineering,” he touches upon the ex ante changes and ex…

Ex Machina: An ASFRian Wet Dream

ASFR is not about the objectification of women, it’s about the feminization of objects. This is an important distinction ASFRians…

Philosophy of Technology at NYU Shanghai, a course by Anna Greenspan and Brad Weslake.