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8:30

Welcome by conference convenor, Martine Rothblatt,
President and Founder of Terasem Movement, Inc.

   
 

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8:40

"Articial Moral Agent: Prospects and Approaches for Building Computer Systems and Robots Capable of Making Moral Decisions," Professor Wendell Wallach, Lecturer, FAS College Seminars, Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

   
 

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9:20

"What it Might 'Feel' Like to be Connected to Devices That Will Expand or Enhance Human Function with Cyber Abilities," Lawrence J. Cauller, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Univ. of Texas at Dallas

   
 

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11:00

"Ethics for Machines," J. Storrs Hall, Ph.D., Institute for Molecular Manufacturing, Palo Alto, CA

   
 

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11:40

"Uniform Laws - Determination of Death Act/Anatomical Gifts -- Future Legislation," Peter Langrock, Esq., Member of the Committee on Misuse of Genetic Information in Insurance and Employment

   
 

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12:00

"Why Transbemans in Biostasis are Alive," Martine Rothblatt, President, Terasem Movement, Inc.

   
 

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1:20

3rd Annual BINA48 Mock Trial

 

Fictional character, Charlie Fairfax, a Foreign War Veteran and right-arm amputee, jointly employed the use of the BINA48 (Breakthrough Intelligence via Neural Architecture) and the BrainGate System 7.0 (a neuromotor prosthetic device), to augment himself so as to partake in online role playing games to win money. Charlie Fairfax won $10,000,000 from these role playing games, which BINA48 transferred to her own paypal account. Regardless of its personhood, BINA48 is subsequently being sued by Charlie Fairfax within the Alabama court system (under diversity jurisdiction), for copyright and patent infringement.

 

Professor Gene Natale, J.D., Presiding Mock Trial Judge

 

Will Rosellini, J.D., M.B.A., M.S., Plaintiff's Attorney

 

Plaintiff's Brief

 

Susan Fonseca-Klein, J.D., Fonseca LLC, Immortality Inst., Defendant's Attorney

 

Defendant's Brief

   
 

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3:00

"Past Imperfect: Ancient Legal Codes and Future Transbeman Law - Precedents, Problems & Paradoxes," Professor Sam N. Lehman-Wilzig, Bar-llan University, Israel, Dept. of Political Studies

   
 

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3:40

"Constitutional Personhood," Michael Rivard, Esq., Business Developer and Legal Advisor, Natick, MA

   
 

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4:20

"Artificial Intelligence as a Legal Person," David Calverly, Esq., Scottsdale, AZ

   
 

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