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Jonathan Bartlett: AI and the Future of Murder

Jonathan Bartlett

He wonders: If I kill you but upload your mind into an android, did I murder you or just modify you?

Is it even possible to upload your consciousness to a computer and, if so, is it still really you?

The sci-fi TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013– ) tackled this question in an episode titled “Self Control”.  Scientist Holden Radcliffe has an android assistant appropriately named Aida (Artificial Intelligence Digital Assistant). Together, they build a virtual world that people could be plugged into and uploaded into, called The Framework. More.” at Mind Matters

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Did AI show that we are a “peaceful species” triggered by religion?

Also re the mind uploading claims, check the following sources out before you make that bank transfer: 😉

Claim: Yes, you can upload your brain Fine print: They might have to kill you first (Denyse O’Leary)

Attend your own funeral! It’s easy if you upload your consciousness to the cloud, says futurist. Ummm…


Can we cheat death by uploading ourselves as virtual AI entities? Transhumanism is a curious blip in a science and technology culture in which it is otherwise axiomatic that humans are merely evolved animals


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