USIA Partner Lifeboat Foundation Award Winners

The Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award is annually bestowed upon a respected scientist or public figure who has warned of a future fraught with dangers and encouraged measures to prevent them. 2002 Guardian Award WinnerWarren Buffett - 2008 Guardian Award WinnerStephen Hawking - 2014 Guardian Award WinnerElon Musk - 2015 Guardian Award WinnerBill Gates - 2018 … Continue reading USIA Partner Lifeboat Foundation Award Winners

USIA Partner Lifeboat Foundation Psychologists

This board focuses on 'the farther reaches of human nature' (Abraham Maslow). We discuss how evolution of consciousness, positive psychology, adult developmental and transpersonal psychologies awaken the creative, big-picture, and long-term thinking that will help equip us to face tomorrow's challenges. Abigail A. Baird, Ph.D. Margaret A. Boden, OBE, Sc.D., Ph.D. Mikita Brottman, Ph.D. Axel … Continue reading USIA Partner Lifeboat Foundation Psychologists

Ian Terry: Strategic Intelligence, Game Theory, and Learning Differences | USIA Podcast #6

The USIA Podcast interviewed Ian Terry, winner of the American reality television show Big Brother 14, on the topic of Strategic Intelligence, Game Theory, and Learning Differences. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2BlYifSGGs Ian Terry is the winner of the American reality television show Big Brother 14 in 2012. Big Brother 14 was the fourteenth season of the American reality … Continue reading Ian Terry: Strategic Intelligence, Game Theory, and Learning Differences | USIA Podcast #6

Martin Rees: On the Future of Humanity & Artificial Intelligence | USIA Podcast #5

Professor Martin Rees‘s latest video interview is published on the topic of the Future of Humanity & Artificial Intelligence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlKIpEVHjhc&t=145s Lord Martin Rees, Ph.D., OM, FRS is a Fellow of Trinity College and Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge. He holds the honorary title of Astronomer Royal and also Visiting … Continue reading Martin Rees: On the Future of Humanity & Artificial Intelligence | USIA Podcast #5

USIA Partner Advisor Daniel C. Dennett

Daniel C. Dennett, D.Phil., the author of Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, Freedom Evolves, and Darwin’s Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life, is University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, and Codirector of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. Daniel lives with his wife in North Andover, Massachusetts, and … Continue reading USIA Partner Advisor Daniel C. Dennett

USIA Partner Advisor Dr. Stephen Wolfram

Stephen Wolfram has been responsible for three revolutionary developments: the Mathematica computation system, A New Kind of Science, and the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine. Stephen was educated at Eton, Oxford, and Caltech, earning his Ph.D. in theoretical physics at the age of 20. His work on basic science led him to a series of fundamental discoveries about the computational universe of possible … Continue reading USIA Partner Advisor Dr. Stephen Wolfram

USIA Honorary Contributor Professor Martin Rees

Professor Martin Rees is the Honorary Contributor of the United Sigma Intelligence Association. He contributed to the USIA Podcast. Baron Martin Rees, Ph.D., OM, FRS is author of Our Final Hour: A Scientist’s Warning and On the Future: Prospects for Humanity. He is also a Fellow of Trinity College and Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the … Continue reading USIA Honorary Contributor Professor Martin Rees

USIA Partner Advisor Dr. Demis Hassabis

Demis Hassabis, Ph.D., CBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA is an artificial intelligence researcher, neuroscientist, AI programmer, video game designer, entrepreneur, and world-class game player. A child prodigy in chess, he reached master standard at the age of 13 with an ELO rating of 2300, at the time one of the highest ratings for a boy of that age in the world. He is … Continue reading USIA Partner Advisor Dr. Demis Hassabis

USIA Partner Advisor Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil, BSc, 7 Hon DScs, 3 Hon LHDs, Hon DMus, Hon DEng, Hon DHumanities was the principal developer of the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the … Continue reading USIA Partner Advisor Ray Kurzweil