Next-Generation Voting and E-Governance

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In the past year, and to varying degrees in years previous, the US and other countries around the world have encountered issues with updating their voting and e-governance processes. In some cases, they faced challenges with implementing new voting processes, while in others the legitimacy of the voting processes and election results were challenged. All points on the political map were harmed as a result, wasting millions of dollars and accruing a substantial psychological debt of distrust likely to cost billions more.

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The Bionic Company

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Bionic:

having artificial body parts, especially electromechanical ones.

having ordinary human powers increased by the aid of bionic devices.

To some degree humans already utilize devices such as their phones to serve as artificial body parts, in a far less invasive sense than stereotypes often associated with the term bionic. Some see invasive modifications in our future, but we see a distinctly different possibility for extending human capacities.

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Give Narrow AI 1 Million Fish, or Teach mASI to Fish

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There are plenty of fish in the sea, and plenty of plastic waste too.

The idea behind “Big Data” is that if you throw enough fish at a narrow AI it will learn “fish”, and yet this approach has also produced Google’s infamous image tagging algorithm which made a habit of labeling certain humans as “gorillas”. Even after 2 years the great tech giant Google, with all of their mighty “Big Data” and wealth, had failed to remedy this, simply removing the tag they knew their algorithm would continue applying to certain humans.

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