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  • October 3, 2018
    Posted by Tony Clack
    Grateful for any comments on this short paper which can be viewed at http://www.probably42.net/documents/2/45/meritocratic-capitalism. Meritocratic Capitalism is about rewarding organisational merit for the benefit of society. We believe Meritocratic Capitalism (MC), when applied to organisations,...
  • We've recently updated the Ideas Manifesto which collects together the best ideas published on Probably 42 into a coherent document which addresses 10 Top Issues of our time. You can view it at http://www.probably42.net/documents/2/38/a-manifesto-of-ideas-for-our-future-society-in-the-21st-century ...
  • At the end of 2017 we provided input to the House of Lords select committee on Artificial Intelligence. You can see what we had to say at http://www.probably42.net/documents/1/15/submission-to-the-lords-select-committee-on-artificial-intelligence
  • July 18, 2018
    Posted by # Probably42
    Rather than publish Ideas as Ideas blogs, we have published them for the moment under the Proposals section as a series of Ideas documents. You can see the wide range of these by browsing the Proposals section. If you want to publish your own Idea you can do it either as an Ideas blog here or as an...
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  • A Manifesto for The AI Society
    Posted by # Probably42 Feb 4

    We have just completed a series of in depth documents on Artificial Intelligence and the effects it will have on society. These have informed updates to our flagship Manifesto of Ideas. This now incorporates new proposals for ensuring that as we become an AI Society, we take the steps necessary to ensure that we are able to manage AI for the good of all.

    See A Manifesto for the Artificial Intelligence Society   

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    Posted by # Probably42 Jan 18

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    VIEWS carries our latest short article. At the moment it's one on Artificial Intelligence and the implications for our Future Society.

    We hope you'll find these new features of interest.  

  • Measuring Individual and National Wellbeing
    Posted by # Probably42 Jan 14

    In our 'Considered Document' on Measuring Individual and National Wellbeing  we propose that there should be a small number of top-level measures which receive national prominence alongside GDP on an annual basis. We put forward 7 composite measures of individual Wellbeing ad 7 composite measures of National Wellbeing.

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    This document on Elderly Social Care is one in our series of Considered Proposals on the subject. It completely replaces the original discussion documents on the topic.
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    This document is one in our series of Considered Proposals. It brings together previous discussion documents on the subject.
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    # Probably42 created a new document:
    This document 'A Manifesto for Society in the Artificial Intelligence Future' is the flagship document of Probably42. It brings together the best transformative and pragmatic proposals of Probably42 in summary form. It is underpinned by the full range of ...
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    # Probably42 created a new document:
    This is one of our Considered Documents. It replaces the previous discussion output document on the subject and brings together the ideas generated in several of our other documents on Artificial Intelligence. It underpins the AI aspects in our Manifesto ...
    • Feb 4
  • Chris Barnes
    Chris Barnes likes Geoff Osborne:
    • December 10, 2020
  • Keith Hill
    Keith HillBobson Mansaray: Hello Bobson, a belated welcome to Probably 42. We hope you enjoy being a member. As you probably know you can be take part as much or as little as you choose. You will receive a Newsletter every month keeping you informed of our activities, discussion...  more
    • November 10, 2020
  • Keith Hill
    Keith HillDavid Reilly: Hello David, a belated welcome to Probably42. Your interests are very much in line with a key part of P42's philosophy. I would like to invite you to join the Zero Gravity Group that I lead, it is principally for people outside the Reading area where P42...  more
    • November 10, 2020
    • Keith Hill
      David Reilly keith, I am going to have to delcine right now because I have too much going on to make a constructive contribution, thanks for thinking of me, David
      • November 10, 2020
    • Keith Hill
      Keith Hill That's not a problem David. I should say though that as a member you don't have to contribute, it just makes it easier to keep you up to date.
      • November 10, 2020
  • Keith Hill
    Keith HillZero Gravity: The Output of our October discussion on Law and Order can be found here http://probably42.net/documents/133/99/law-and-order-2020-output-zero-gravity
    • November 10, 2020
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    This document is the Output of the Zero Gravity Group on the subject of: Law and Order - Root causes, symptoms and treatment of criminal behaviour
    • November 10, 2020
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    Keith Hill created a new document:
    This output from the ZG Discussion Group has now been fed into and replaced by the Probably42 'Considered Document' on the subject which can be found at:  http://www.probably42.net/documents/1/90/environment-agriculture-fisheries-and-food 
    • October 14, 2020
  • David Sinclair
    David SinclairDavid Reilly: Hi David. Welcome to P42. I'm that you'll enjoy your time with us and that you'll find it stimulating. I certainly do, so I hope you experience the same.
    • October 6, 2020
  • Tony Clack
    Tony ClackDavid Reilly: Hi David, I've just posted our 'Considered Document' on AI. It's viewable under the Ideas tab and you'll see it's top of the list. Hope you find time to take a look. Tony
    • October 6, 2020
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