ESA Member, Prof. Susan Schneider

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Professor Susan Schneider, PhD is an Advisory Cognitive Scientist of the United Sigma Intelligence Association.

Prof. Schneider is a Professor at the University of Connecticut, and the NASA-Baruch Blumberg Chair at the Library of Congress and NASA. She is also the Director of the AI, Mind and Society Group at the University of Connecticut. 

Schneider writes about the nature of the self and mind, especially from the vantage point of issues in philosophy, AI, cognitive science and astrobiology.

Within philosophy, she has explored the computational nature of the brain in her academic book, The Language of Thought: a New Direction. More recently, she defended an anti-materialist position about the fundamental nature of mind.

In her new book, Artificial You: AI and the Future of the Mind, she brings these topics together in an accessible way, discussing the philosophical implications of AI, and, in particular, the enterprise of “mind design.”

Her work in philosophy of AI has now taken her to the Hill (Washington, DC), where she will meet with members of Congress on AI policy and organize educational events for Congress and staffers in conjunction with the Library of Congress on a range of topics, such as data privacy, algorithmic bias, technological unemployment, autonomous weapons, and more.

Schneider appears frequently on television shows on stations such as PBS and The History Channel (see below for clips) as well as keynoting AI ethics conferences at places such as Harvard University and University of Cambridge.

She also writes opinion pieces for the New York Times, Scientific American and The Financial Times. Her work has been widely discussed in the media, (see “media” above), at venues like The New York Times, Science, Big Think, Nautilus, Discover and Smithsonian.

Professor Susan Schneider Website

AI, Mind and Society Group at the University of Connecticut. 

University of Connecticut Faculty Information

 

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ESA Member, Prof. Michael Ross

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Professor Michael R. Rose is an Advisory Evolutionary Biologist of the United Sigma Intelligence Association.

Prof. Rose is Distinguished Professor & Director of NERE, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology School of Biological Sciences at University of California, Irvine, and Cheif Scientist at Lyceum Pharmaceuticals. His research interests are Experimental Evolution, Human Evolution, Evolution of Sex, and Biological Immortality in addition to Aging and Drosophila,.

His academic distincions include British Commonwealth Scholar (1976-1979), NATO Science Fellow (1979-1981), NSERC of Canada University Research Fellow (1981-1988), President’s Prize (with others) American Society of Naturalists (1992), Excellence in Teaching Award, UCI Biological Sciences (1996), and Busse Prize, World Congress of Gerontology (1997).

Distinguished Professor Michael Ross, Faculty Information, University of California, Irvine

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ESA Member, Amit M. Shelat, DO, FACP, FAAN

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Dr. Amit M. Shelat, DO, FACP, FAAN is Advisory Neurologist of United Sigma Intelligence Association. 

Dr. Amit M. Shelat is a Professional Neurologist, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

In addition, he is the Vice Chairman of the New York State Board for Medicine. Dr. Shelat is also appointed to the Board for Professional Medical Conduct of the New York State Department of Health.

Dr. Shelat is certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry.

Dr. Shelat is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN), the American College of Physicians (FACP), the New York Academy of Medicine (FNYAM), the Federation of State Medical Boards (FFSMB) and the American Association of Osteopathic Examiners (FAAOE).

Dr. Shelat completed his neurology residency in the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Program at Northwell Health. He completed his medical doctorate at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Shelat holds the Master of Science degree in Healthcare Management (MHCM) from the Harvard University, Harvard School of Public Health, and the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree in Health Policy and Management from the New York University (NYU), Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He completed his undergraduate studies at New York University (NYU) and graduated cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa with Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and psychology with departmental honors.

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The Life You Can Save, Founded by Peter Singer

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The Life You Can Save (TLYCS) was founded by Professor Peter Singer, Honorary Member of United Sigma Korea, who is widely recognized as one of the world’s most influential contemporary philosophersThe mission of TLYCS is to help change the culture of giving in affluent countries while dramatically raising annual donations to highly impactful nonprofits that reduce suffering and premature death, and improve life and livelihoods, for people living in extreme poverty.

 

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ESA Special Member, Ian Lawrence Bott

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Ian Lawrence Bott is an Education Consultant of USIA. Mr. Bott studied at Imperial College London, and after graduating, he is studying a Master degree in education at Harvard University, Graduate School of Education. He is also a member of Triple Nine Society.

“I grew up in London, England and spent my undergraduate studies between Imperial College London and Rice University.

After graduating, I sought out a career in education, first as a math teacher and then as a Dean of Academics, helping to found a high school in Houston, Texas.

Currently I am pursuing a Master’s degree in Mind, Brain, and Education at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, with the intention to go on to complete a PhD.

I am interested in 21st-century school reform, with a particular focus on individuality and personalization within education. I did not always feel that traditional education served my needs, and so I am always curious about new ways to unlock human potential. In my free time I like to play poker competitively, follow US politics, and spend time with my dog.”

– Ian Bott

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ESA Special Member, Mark Tabladillo

 

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Mark Tabladillo Ph.D. is a Special Member of the USIA. Dr. Tabladillo works for Microsoft as a Cloud Solution Architect. He has a science doctorate from Georgia Tech. Based in Atlanta, GA, Mark provides cloud enterprise solutions for companies in the US for Microsoft’s strategic clients. His professional focus includes developing Artificial Intelligence systems and has contributed to Microsoft’s Ethics guidelines for Artificial Intelligence. He is also volunteer Regional Director in Georgia for Ratio Christi, a campus apologetics alliance.

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USIA Founder, Hankyung Lee MD (이한경)

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Hankyung Lee, MD (이한경) is the Founder of United Sigma Intelligence Association as a pioneer of high intelligence organization at the level higher than Mensa in South Korea.

Dr. Lee studied Medical Science and attained M.D. degree at Eulji University in South Korea. Before studying M.D., He had passed the admission of Yonsei University, provided full funding for 4 years in the college of engineering.

For his intelligence interest, Dr. Lee was the only one winner on the cognitive ability international competition of Culture Fair Numerical and Spatial Examination-CFNSE conducted by Etienne Forsstrom, and have a very high cognitive performence on the test C-09 by Dr. Xavier Jouve, Experimental Psychologist and Psychometrician.

He is also the first person to attain 5 sigma score on the spatial cognitive test by Psychologist, Prof. Jonathan Wai, besides his perfect score on a standardized intelligence test as the full scale.

His personal commitments include Artificial Intelligence, Singularity, Personality Psychology and Theology among others. In respect of the domains, further, Dr. Lee’s dedication is to provide contribution in the field of Nano-Technology, and to bring Strong Artificial Intelligence forward the medical application and advance to the real world. Dr. Lee has confidence this technology sophistication would deal with a large number of patients suffered from diseases.

With establishing Three Sigma, Four Sigma, and Five Sigma Society for the first time respectively in South Korea, Dr. Lee is also a member of OLYMPIQ Society.

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ESA Member, Ronald Hoeflin

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Ronald K. Hoeflin, PhD is an Advisory Psychometrician of United Sigma Intelligence Association.

Dr. Hoeflin is best known as the founder of Mega Society and Prometheus Society besides Omega Society and Epimetheus Society among others. Dr. Hoeflin is a pioneer in the field of psychometrics for high range intelligence creating Mega Test and Titan Test as the first high range test in history.

As an American Philosopher, Dr. Hoeflin received a PhD in Philosophy from The New School for Social Research, and In 1988, he won the American Philosophical Association’s Rockefeller Prize for his article, “Theories of Truth: A Comprehensive Synthesis.”

Presently, Dr. Hoeflin is nearing completion of his multi-volume book titled “The Encyclopedia of Categories“.

Dr. Hoeflin’s founded Society: Mega Society, Omega Society, Prometheus Society, Epimetheus Society, One in a Thousand Society, and Top One Percent Society

InSight Publishing Interview with Dr. Ronald K. Hoeflin (Part One)

InSight Publishing Interview with Dr. Ronald K. Hoeflin (Part Two)

InSight Publishing Interview with Dr. Ronald K. Hoeflin (Part Three)

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ESA Member, Peter Singer

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Professor Peter Singer is a Honorary Member of United Sigma Intelligence Association.

Prof. Singer is best known as “World’s Most Influential Living Philosopher” credited with starting the Modern Animal Rights Movement, development of Effective Altruism, and Life Ethics in Bioethics.

He is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. Since 2005, Prof. Singer has been Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne, both in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies.

“Journalists have bestowed on me the tag of “world’s most influential living philosopher.” They are probably thinking of my work on the ethics of our treatment of animals, often credited with starting the modern animal rights movement, and with the influence that my writing has had on development of effective altruism. I am also known for my controversial critique of the sanctity of life ethics in bioethics.

Several key figures in the animal movement have said that my book Animal Liberation, first published in 1975, led them to get involved in the struggle to reduce the vast amount of suffering we inflict on animals. To that end, I co-founded the Australian Federation of Animal Societies, now Animals Australia, the country’s largest and most effective animal organization. My wife, Renata, and I stopped eating meat in 1971.

I am the founder of The Life You Can Save, an organization based on my book of the same name. It aims to spread my ideas about why we should be doing much more to improve the lives of people living in extreme poverty, and how we can best do this. You can view my TED talk on this topic.

My writings in this area include: the 1972 essay “Famine, Affluence, and Morality” in which I argue for donating to help the global poor; and two books that make the case for effective giving, The Life You Can Save (2009) and The Most Good You Can Do (2015).

I have written, co-authored, edited or co-edited more than 50 books, including Practical Ethics, The Expanding Circle, Rethinking Life and Death, One World, The Ethics of What We Eat (with Jim Mason) and The Point of View of the Universe (with Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek. My writings have appeared in more than 25 languages.

I was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1946, and educated at the University of Melbourne and the University of Oxford. After teaching in England, the United States, and Australia, in 1999 I became Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. Since 2005 I have combined that role with the position of Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne, in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies. One of the big attractions of being in Melbourne is that Renata and I can spend time with our three daughters and four grandchildren. We also enjoy hiking, and I surf.”

– Peter Singer 

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