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Digital immortality and art

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Digital immortality and art - starts from my self description on 1990, and moves to the 2015 project Digital Immortality now

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Digital immortality and art

  1. 1. Alexey Turchin Art and digital immortality Foundation Science for Life Extension alexeiturchin@gmail.com
  2. 2. We have a problem: death
  3. 3. And we have a hope: AI

  4. 4. Superintelligence Self-improving Exceed collective intelligence of humanity Unite all planet May appear in the 21 century
  5. 5. Digital immortality is plan C of reaching immortality
 Plan A is to survive until immortality via fighting aging Plan B is cryonics
  6. 6. Two meanings of the digital immortality а) Preservation of the human informational traces with the hope that future AI will resurrect him - right one б) Brain scanning of a living human
  7. 7. AI will be able to reconstruct a persobality of a diseased person

  8. 8. AI was able to reconstruct a poetry of a dead musician (Letov)
  9. 9. Son created a chat-bot of his father

  10. 10. I suppouse that some level of needed fidelity of a copy exists, like one night difference

  11. 11. But there is a mindkiller problem: the problem of the personal identity

  12. 12. - But the copy will not be me?
 - Yes. -It will be like your nearest relative - And may be you after all
  13. 13. More details here:
  14. 14. To reconstruct the personality we need a lot of information

  15. 15. Passively collected information is not enough

  16. 16. We don’t need all information

  17. 17. Information criteria: 1. Predicting – predict future behaviour 2.Valuable: related to the human values 3.Unique – predict individuality 
 Examples: - Predicting but not unique: number of the fingers of the palm - Unique but not valuable: the shape of the nail on the little finger - Valuable, but not unique: pin-code from the card
  18. 18. The main thesis: The work of art meets the requirements of importance, uniqueness and predictive value.
  19. 19. The story of my self-description in 1990 In 1990, I made my first self-description, on which I spent 2 months. Its elements: 1) Texts: a) diary, b) memoirs c) declaration of properties d) automatic letters e) table of associations f) works of fiction 2) Drawings - an encyclopaedia of non-verbal images; collection of children's drawings 3) Photos of important places 4) Voice recording of voice 5) Samples of fabric 

  20. 20. The Story of My Self Description in 1990 Encyclopedia of things 

  21. 21. The Story of My Self Description in 1990 Encyclopedia of people I know

  22. 22. The Story of My Self Description in 1990 The story of my life told from the inside (analogous to "Confession" of Rousseau)
  23. 23. The Story of My Self Description in 1990 Encyclopedia of things 

  24. 24. The Story of My Self Description in 1990 Encyclopedia of things 

  25. 25. The Story of My Self Description in 1990 Encyclopedia of things 

  26. 26. The Story of My Self Description in 1990 Encyclopedia of things 

  27. 27. The Story of My Self Description in 1990 Encyclopedia of things 

  28. 28. The Story of My Self Description in 1990 “The thing" A novell

  29. 29. The Story of My Self Description in 1990 "Association tables"
  30. 30. Any attempt to deliberately unload information from yourself, self-description, leads to the creation of art. For some artists, art became an escape from Shoushenk (A. Lobanov, spent his entire life in a mental hospital)
  31. 31. Style as a personal hash function or digital signature The style is unique and everyone has his own. The correct copy will create objects in the same style. 

  32. 32. The idea of the digital immortality became fashionable in 2010s, but only as a passive reconstruction based on social networks

  33. 33. The idea of digital immortality became fashionable in 2010, but only as a passive reconstruction based on social data. networks
  34. 34. The idea of digital immortality became fashionable in 2010, but only as a passive reconstruction based on social networks
  35. 35. In the film "Transcendence" it is the digital immortality used to create the personality model of the protagonist
  36. 36. The world is constantly collecting more and more data about people using the Internet and video surveillance, as well as investing in the storage of these data. But this is only passive information, and there is little essential and individual in it.
  37. 37. At the same time, people are dying, information is lost and no one is interested in correctly collecting this information
  38. 38. 2015 “Digital Immortality Now" Uploading protocol creation

  39. 39. Digital immortality now The basis of the protocol: to encourage people to create works of art in order to fix their individuality
  40. 40. Digital immortality now Why do we need self-taughts: trained in the Academy skill will not tell much about the personality

  41. 41. Digital immortality now Spontaneous drawing transmits images of the unconscious + art therapy, + construction of the worlds + active imagination + drawing dreams

  42. 42. Digital immortality now Drawing from nature acts as an information filter, and so we learn what kind of filter it is. 

  43. 43. Digital immortality now Self-portrait as presentation of your idea of Self 

  44. 44. Digital immortality now And not only drawing: singing, a story about life, any complex unique activity acts as an imprint of personality 

  45. 45. Digital immortality now The mode of free generation by a neural network gives its structure 

  46. 46. Проект 2015 года Карта цифрового бессмертия 


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