The Neuroscience of the Weird Tale: Lovecraft, Machen, Blackwood, Dunsany, the Abyss, and the Brain with Ben Thomas

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In the 41st episode of Adam Alonzi’s Podcast Ben Thomas and I discuss classic Weird Tales from authors such as H.P Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood, Arthur Machen, and Lord Dunsany. We also examine similar techniques and themes found in the works of Joseph Conrad, Herman Melville, and Henry James. Being the first part in what will likely be an ongoing series, we give our listeners a few precious morsels of neuroscience in preparation for future treks into the heart of darkness. … Read More

Virtual Reality Media Associates Podcast #1

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In the 40th episode of my podcast Micah Blumberg, Bilawal Sidhu, and I discuss augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality, Micah’s advocacy for women in VR, sensors, the present, and the future. We also dissect the technology’s implications for entertainment, social media, empathy, food quality control, education, and society. We also give a tips to those who are looking to get in on the ground floor of this burgeoning behemoth of an industry, which is searching for bright and talented … Read More

Benevolent Superintelligence or Killer Robots? AI, AGI, and Data Science with Dr. Roman Yampolskiy

Dr. Roman V. Yampolskiy is a Tenured Associate Professor in the department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville. He is the founding and current director of the Cyber Security Lab and an author of many books including Artificial Superintelligence: a Futuristic Approach. During his tenure at UofL, Dr. Yampolskiy has been recognized as: Distinguished Teaching Professor, Professor of the Year, Faculty Favorite, Top 4 Faculty, Leader in Engineering Education, Top 10 of … Read More

Water, Waste, and Sustainability: A Podcast with Bernelle Verster

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Bernelle is a maverick bioprocess engineer, with a background in biochemistry, chemistry, and just enough engineering to be dangerous.She is both ingenious and ingenuous, loves water, and gets in trouble often. Her company Merah Mas Industrial Biotech, focuses on converting the nutrients in wastewater to valuable products. She is currentlycompleting a PhD in wastewater beneficiation at the University of CapeTown, South Africa. She does a few other things too.

Panel Discussion: How Can Life Extension Become as Popular as the War on Cancer?

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Hosted by Gennady Stolyarov. What can be done to raise public support for the pursuit of indefinite life extension through medicine and biotechnology to the same level as currently exists for disease-specific research efforts aimed at cancers, heart disease, ALS, and similar large-scale nemeses? In this panel discussion, set to occur on October 1, 2015 – International Longevity Day. Mr. Stolyarov asks notable life-extension supporters to provide input on this vital question and related areas relevant to accelerating the pursuit … Read More

Life Extension: Looking into the Past, Looking Towards the Future with Ilia Stambler

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Ilia Stambler coordinates relationships and discussions between LEPI’s growing community of supporters through facilitated, content-driven discussion.He is an affiliate scholar with the Institute for Ethical and Emerging Technologies, whose prior employment includes scientific writing at the Biophysical Schottenstein Center for the Research and Technology of the Cellome, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Ilia studied biomedical engineering in Moscow Polytechnical Institute, biology at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and received his MA in English literature and Ph.D. from Bar-Ilan University. He is the … Read More

Ancient Egyptian Religion and the Folk Tradition with Mogg Morgan.

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Mogg Morgan, publisher, writer, pagan practitioner, independent scholar & theorist. He was Wellcome research student at Oxford, where his teacher was the late Professor B K Matilal, a widely respected expert on South Asian rational thought. He has published widely on both Indology & Egyptology. His many books include ‘Ayurveda: Medicine of the Gods’; ‘The English Mahatma (a Tankhem novel)’; as (‘Katon Shual’) a book on ‘Sexual Magick’. More recently a sequence of books combining academic research with practical experimentation … Read More

The Psychology of Influence with Kia Davis

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Kia Davis is an author, blogger, writer, armchair intellectual and idea junkie. Her blog Harmony from Discord dives into mysteries and secrets of critical thinking and metacognition, psychology, human evolution, economics, business, technology, and futurology. With an educational background in psychology and business and a professional background in strategy, financial services, and technology, Kia has worked out several papers on the future of financial services technology (Fintech). Recently Kia published the book ‘Flashpoint 100: Double profit and create lasting business … Read More

Biotech Trends with Joachim Eeckhout of Labiotech.eu

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Joachim is the co-founder & COO of Labiotech.eu, the leading digital media covering the European Biotech industry. It is used by over 15,000 people monthly to keep a watch on the business and innovations of biotechnologies. Join them for free and enjoy reading our stories! Take a look at his website and feel free to contact him. It will be a pleasure to talk with you about biotechnologies and entrepreneurship! mRNA Therapies: CureVac Outperformed the Money Magnet Moderna Servier http://labiotech.eu/how-servier-saved-cellectis-the-french-car-t-miracle/ … Read More

All About AGI: A Podcast with Peter Voss

Peter Voss is Founder and CEO, Adaptive Artificial Intelligence Inc. He is an entrepreneur with a background in electronics, computer systems, business, and technical software. He is also concerned with the intersection between artificial intelligence software and the human condition as conceived by cognitive science, philosophy, psychology, and ethics. Since the early 1990’s he has been researching and developing artificial general intelligence, founding Adaptive A.I. Inc. in December, 2001 with the goal of developing a commercially viable general-purpose AI engine. … Read More

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