June 4, 2012
Radically Expanding Human Health Spans
|Ben Goertzel recently presented on his views of AI and life extension at the TEDxHKUST event in Hong Kong.|
Goertzel is focused on creating benevolent superhuman artificial general intelligence, pursuing vocations like bioinformatics, computational neuroscience, avant-garde fiction, cosmic engineering, weird music and philosophy and lots of other crazy stuff. One day, he hopes to become radically transhuman — to live indefinitely.
Goertzel proposes that radical human life extension might be the result of two advances:
1) Technology advancing might bring with it technologies that extend a healthy human life.
2) With a Singularity in 2045, it would be a shame to miss it by a few years.
Using artificial intelligence, Goertzel hypothesizes that ageing can be extended by using greater-than human intelligences to understand and control our biology. He also sees value in applying "narrow AI" for the specific problems of aging.
As a back-up plan, Goertzel has made plans with Alcor to freeze his head at the event of death.
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