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There does not exist a singularity corollary that proposes all artificial life forms will be designed and commissioned with humanityÔ??s best interests in mind. Humanity will most likely face the singularity of artificial life during the first half of this century. As the singularity approaches, humanity must not then assume that all artificial life forms would behave in an acceptable manner. More specifically, in a manner that does not jeopardize humanity itself. Establishing oversight on artificial life forms is necessary for the anticipated and not yet imagined variants of artificial life forms to come, to help ensure the continuity of humanity. The peoples of the world require assurance through oversight of artificial life forms as humanity approaches the singularity. Establishing a functioning governing body that best represents the interests of humanity while being nimble enough to adapt and action, when tasked, is a daunting but essential burden for the world. A required task would be to build an inclusive governing body that spans philosophical, geographical, religious, cultural, political, industrial and technological boundaries and acts on behalf of, and in the best interests of humanity. Individual human rights require reflection but lie in the shadow of this far greater need which is to contemplate safeguards for the human race. If a scientific study can propose and prove that humanity is not at risk by the dawn of the technological singularity through the creation artificial life forms, then such a governing body is less compulsory. If a risk to humanity exists, a governing body to protect the interests of humanity is imperative. If a risk exists, through the recognition of this new paradigm where artificially created life forms with cognitive abilities greatly out pacing that of their biological human life form, then action to govern is required.
Dean Armitage brings more than 25 years’ experience in technology strategy and innovation to futuristic conversations. With a passion to help solve large scale social problems for children, he specializes in developing relevant technology based solutions. Philosophically, he is invested in furthering conversation around one of the highly contemplated topics of our time; artificial intelligence.
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