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'''Hugo de Garis''' is a retired researcher in [[genetic algorithms]], [[artificial intelligence]] (AI) and high-performance computing. His background is in theoretical physics. He changed fields to AI primarily due to the urgency and implications its rapid acceleration following [[Moore's Law]].  
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'''Hugo de Garis''' is a retired researcher in [[genetic algorithms]], [[artificial intelligence]] (AI) and high-performance computing. His background is in theoretical physics. He changed fields to AI primarily due to the urgency and implications of its rapid acceleration following [[Moore's Law]].  
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De Garis is noted for his his belief that a major war between the supporters and opponents of intelligent machines, resulting in [[gigadeath|billions of deaths]], ''i.e.'' “Gigadeath war” is nearly inevitable before the end of the 21st century. This hypothesis and the conditions leading up to it are outlined in his work ''[[The Artilect War]]''.
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De Garis is noted for his his belief that a major war between the supporters and opponents of intelligent machines, resulting in [[gigadeath|billions of deaths]], ''i.e.'' “Gigadeath war” is nearly inevitable before the end of the 21<sup>st</sup> century. This hypothesis, and the conditions leading up to it, are outlined in his work ''[[The Artilect War]]''.
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In 2000 de Garis moved from ATR Research Institute in Japan to multidisciplinary, Deep Future research institute [[Starlab]], where he continued work on the CAM-Brain Project with [[Christopher Altman]] and Leo de Penning until the lab's untimely closure.
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In 2000 de Garis moved from ATR Research Institute in Japan to multidisciplinary, Deep Future research institute [[Starlab]], where he continued work on the CAM-Brain Project with [[Christopher Altman]] and Leo de Penning until the lab's closure in 2001.
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From Starlab de Garis moved on to Utah State University for a short time before leading a brain builder group at Wuhan University in China, where he then retired. de Garis maintains collaborations with AI researcher [[Ben Goertzel]], who is based out of Hong Kong.
    
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
* [[Christopher Altman]]
 
* [[Christopher Altman]]
 
* [[Starlab]]
 
* [[Starlab]]
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* [[Walter de Brouwer]]
    
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
* [https://profhugodegaris.wordpress.com/ profhugodegaris.wordpress.com]
 
* [https://profhugodegaris.wordpress.com/ profhugodegaris.wordpress.com]
 
* {{wikipedia|Hugo de Garis}}
 
* {{wikipedia|Hugo de Garis}}
* [https://profhugodegaris.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/artilectwar.pdf The Artilect War] PDF
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* ''[https://profhugodegaris.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/artilectwar.pdf The Artilect War]'' <small>(PDF)</small>
    
[[Category:Australian transhumanists]]
 
[[Category:Australian transhumanists]]
 
[[Category:Conspiracy theories]]
 
[[Category:Conspiracy theories]]
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