I am Professor of Ethics at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.
I've been busy over the past almost thirty years exploring the ethical implications of technological change, and the ways in which genetic and cybernetic technologies may alter us.
A piece written for the ABC on how AI could enhance the profits of businesses that already make lots of money out of the humanities. Is the answer for humanities scholars to write in more human ways.?
A piece written for the Waikato Times with Professor of AI Albert Bifet on New Zealand's potential leadership role in the development of AI.
A piece for ABC Religion and Ethics on how charismatic tech dudes literally own the future. We can fight back by freeing our imaginations.
I very much enjoyed participating in this discussion with the writer Omar El Akkad on the Apple Podcast Without. It addresses the promise and expected disappointments of radical life extension.
A list of exciting books about the future from outside of philosophy that inspired my writing of Dialogues on Human Enhancement (Routledge, 2023).
What can we learn from Karl Popper about being a human glitch and disrupting the technologies coming to automate you out of existence?
A piece for Newsroom that probes our schadenfreude about the occasional miseries of the super-rich
A piece for ABC Ethics and Religion that speculates about the money that could soon flow into technologies of human enhancement
A piece for Project Syndicate on how recent advances in AI suggest an urgent need to rethink how humanities academics write. It's too easy to automate!
A piece in the Los Angeles Review of Books written with Stuart Whatley that challenges popular beliefs about exponential improvement as the solution to pretty much everything.
A piece in the Los Angeles Review of Books written with Stuart Whatley that deflates some of the hype that turns tech visionaries into multibillionaires.
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