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Man 2.0

The exponential nature of technological progress bring us unprecedented challenges: how should we manage the constant improvement of A.I. technology? Can we both maximize profits and minimize risks during the delicate transition phase? What is the role of ethics, if any, in this process?

A.I. prototypes we are now getting to meet - such as Venexia - unveil enormous possibilities for fruitful human-machine interactions: enhanced business efficiency, better resources allocation, and smarter knowledge management are just a few among the many radical changes promised by Venexia.

By building artificial minds our understanding of our own minds will steadily improve - just as the eye needs a mirror to explore itself, the secrets of "biological" intelligence will be at hand as soon as A.I. technology finally reaches its maturity. iLabs' theory of Models of Reference (which inspired Venexia) has been precisely designed to specify in a common language any cognitive process in a hardware-independent matter.

However, the defining feature of Man 2.0 will not be a cool gadget, nor a sci-fi implant: in each and every part of our lives - as individuals, business decision-makers, citizens - a firm ethical stance and the sharing of values and moral codes is not just a necessary step to reach the Singularity, but also a key "competitive advantage" whose importance is becoming clearer every day.