Mark Stahlman

President of the Center for the Study of Digital Life

Biologist, technologist, financial analyst, strategist and organizer.  In 2015, he co-founded the Center for the Study of Digital Life (CSDL), which was spun-out of analysis done for the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment (ONA).  Co-author/editor of the CSDL journal Dianoetikon on the “Ecology of the Inner Senses.”  Executive Producer of the drama “Romano Guardini & Marshall McLuhan in Dialogue.”  Guest editor of the Renascence journal's Special issue “H. Marshall McLuhan: A Centenary Tribute.”  Lecturer for 52 LIving Ideas's 8-week course “Three Spheres: East, West and Digital.”  Co-author of “The End of Memes, or McLuhan 101” and “Making Sense of a World in Transition.”  He teamed with a Chinese NGO to organize a “Dialogue of Civilizations” at the UN.  CSDL has also organized the strategic advisory firm Exogenous, Inc., and Trivium University.  He has two incomplete PhDs, one in Theology from the University of Chicago and another in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin.  A retired Wall Street analyst/banker, he was closely associated with Sun Microsystems and led the IPO team for America Online (AOL).  His “godfather” was Norbert Wiener and considers his work on AI to be an extension of Wiener's “The Human Use of Human Beings” (1950).

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GAIA starts Think Tank which brings together geniuses from around the world

We are passionate about many very different disciplines. As dreamers and practitioners from different worlds, we fight for good times for ourselves and future generations. Among us there are scientists, entrepreneurs, activists and politicians who perceive reality in different ways. GAIA creates a Think Tank...
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GAIA at the AI webinar at the Polish Embassy in Sweden

Challenges, barriers and expectations related to the development of Artificial Intelligence in Poland and Sweden - these are the topics of the webinar organized by the Polish Embassy in Stockholm on November 9. The GAIA Foundation was represented by Damian Ciachorowski.
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We are starting a project regarding the Endowment Capital

The National Institute of Freedom - Center for the Development of Civil Society selected six organizations from over 150 applications, each of which received half a million zlotys in funding under the Civic Organizations Development Program. Among these selected initiatives was our organization - GAIA.
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