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AI in health and transhumanism

What is the impact of AI on health issues? How will AI and transhumanism change the way we handle diseases and aging? Are there any current legal issues that should be handled by the regulator, or any foreseeable actions that should be taken by the legislator?

ThinkH+ was invited by Paris V René Descartes University to participate to a symposyum on these questions, as part of a larger research project on law and AI. Our cofounder Hugo spoke on AI in health and liability and AI and transhumanism. More information here.

Death and transhumanism: is aging a disease?

How should we interpret the terms "human augmentation" and "fight against aging"? What meaning can be given to the ambition of some transhumanists to "defeat death"? Should aging be considered as a disease rather than the normal course of life? Is it an authentic possibility or the fantasy of full Western skulls?

In order to tackle these questions, ThinkH+ was honored to coorganize with the Sciences Po Law School a major conference at Sciences Po. Hosted by Olivier Duhamel and Louis Assier Andrieu, our speakers, Emmanuel Lulin, Chief Ethics Officer @L'Oréal, and François Héran, Professor at the Collège de France, debated the philosophical, ethical but also practical and business-oriented aspects of transhumanism. More information here.

Corporate social responsibility: Global and technological issues

Our confounder Lorenzo Colombani has just published his first academic article, in collaboration with David Restrepo Amariles and Arnaud Van Waeyenberge, professors at HEC. They argue that blockchain, bitcoin, big data and smart contracts automatize and strengthen the enforcement of corporate social responsibility (CSR) standards at the global level. At a time when CSR is becoming the preferred tool for regulating transhumanism, the work of bringing it into line with CSR standards seems inevitable for the stakeholders of transhumanism.

Publication of our report on law and AI

Noting the lack of any such publication, ThinkH+ has been working on a report on law and artificial intelligence. Specifically, this report, written as part of the work of 2018's Sciences Po Law School Clinic's team, focuses on the impact of AI on data protection and intellectual property law. The report also dives in on how the current legislative framework should be adapted to allow for the development of an ethical and regulated, yet unbridled AI. Our report is cited in the recent, broader report of mathematician Cédric Villani for French President Emmanuel Macron, as part of the #aiforhumanity initiative.

Conference: Law and Transhumanism

The major life science engineering school in France, AgroParisTech, has a master's degree specialized in biotechnology. The student union of this master's degree organizes a yearly symposium, which was held, for 2018, on February 8th and on the topic of transhumanism. As such, ThinkH+ was invited to both to present how law and CSR apprehend transhumanism and to debate with the other presenters. We were thrilled to take part to this multidisciplinary event, since ThinkH+ has always strived for a diverse approach to regulating transhumanism.

Transhumanism: (re)defining the person

ThinkH+ was invited to give a guest lecture on transhumanism in Professor Mercat-Bruns' course at the SciencesPo Law School, "Person and personhood". The aim of this course is to explore the definition of person and personhood, from both a legal and general point of view, including by comparing them in various legal systems. Our cofounder Hugo Ruggieri had the opportunity to present the legal issues raised by existing transhumanist technologies.

Artificial Intelligence vs Intelligence Augmentation

ThinkH+ was invited by friend and contributor Hannes Sjoblad to lead a debate on artificial intelligence at the 2017 "Futur en Seine" festival (8 to 10 June 2017).

This debate was held as part of a forum where the public was invited to participate and ask questions. Some of the key issues of the debate were: Should we fear that the machines? Will AI stop at taking over our jobs or will it take control of our lives as well? Should'nt we rather see the machines as tools who will make us healthier, smarter and give us even greater abilities? Is there an arms race between humans and machines and how do we navigate it?

Debating alongside ThinkH+ cofounder Hugo Ruggieri was Liviu Babitz, founder of Cyborgnest.

Transhumanism and CSR

ThinkH+ was invited to speak at the annual gathering of the French Christian Entrepreneurs and Leaders (EDC) on 25 March 2017 within the premises of the renowned French business school HEC. Our intervention, which focused on the regulation of transhumanism and the tools offered by corporate social responsibility (CSR), was part of a larger workshop focusing on the various issues raised by transhumanism.

Two of our founders, Lorenzo Colombani and Hugo Ruggieri, had the pleasure of addressing an audience composed of 50 entrepeneurs and leaders and discuss the questions and issues surrounding transhumanism. A summary of our intrevention is available here.

Is transhumanism a form of humanism?

In order to foster debate and reflection around the ethical and regulatory issues of transhumanism, ThinkH+ co-organized a debate and a conference at Sciences Po on 12 April 2016, which was attended by 150 people.

ThinkH+ had the pleasure to welcome the following guests to discuss this topic:

  • Didier Coeurnelle, vice-president of the French Transhumanist Association and author of the book "Technoprog",
  • Rémi Sussan, journalist specialized in new technologies,
  • Laurence Devillers, Professor and researcher at the "Laboratoire d'Informatique pour la Mécanique et les Sciences de l'Ingénieur" (LIMSI) and focusing on Spoken Language Processing,
  • Christian Béchon, CEO of the LFB Group,
  • François Berger, neuro-cancerologist, founder of Clinatec.

Artificial Intelligence: opportunity or threat for mankind?

On Thursday 31 March 2016, ThinkH+ co-organized a conference on Artificial Intelligence with Espace Numérique, a student organization focusing on digital issues. 120 persons attended the conference.

The purpose of the conference was to confront the myths and rumors surrounding artificial intelligence with the knowledge of actual AI specialists. We had the pleasure of receiving the following prestigious guests:

  • Jean-Gabriel Ganascia, Professor at the computer science laboratory of Pierre & Marie Curie University, and author of several books on the topic,
  • Rodolphe Gelin, research director at SoftBank Robotics (formerly known as Aldebaran Robotics), a company that designs and manufactures interactive humanoid robots,
  • Laurence Devillers, Professor and researcher at the "Laboratoire d'Informatique pour la Mécanique et les Sciences de l'Ingénieur" (LIMSI) and focusing on Spoken Language Processing, and
  • Denis Pasin, PhD in artificial intelligence and former CTO of Jam, a French start-up which raised several million euros.