Hugo de Garis and Humanity+ Summit on front page of MX Newspaper

On June 24, 2011, in news, by Adam A. Ford

Hugo de Garis, presenter at H+ Summit 25-26th June 2011, took an interview and it made front page of MX newspaper today under the heading ‘Deadly rise of robots’.  

Abstract – A Plea for the Improbable – Alan Hájek

On June 18, 2011, in Abstract, Summit, by Adam A. Ford

Augustin Cournot is famous for the principle that an event of small probability singled out in advance will not happen. Yet Dick Cheney is famous for his “1% doctrine”: “if there’s a 1% chance that Pakistani scientists are helping Al Qaeda build or develop a nuclear weapon, we have to treat it as a certainty […]

Abstract – “The Problem with Probability” – Burkard Polster

On June 17, 2011, in Abstract, Presenter, Summit, by Adam A. Ford

Is there a problem? Well, the Crown Casino is raking in zillions of dollars, politicians are conning the populace with meaningless statistics, religious leaders are conflating coincidences into proof of higher beings, and on and on. So, yes, there is a problem. We are all constantly finding ourselves in situations that involve randomness and uncertainty. […]