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. […]

Kevin B. Korb

On April 25, 2011, in Bio, Presenter, Summit, by Adam A. Ford

Kevin’s research is in artificial intelligence and the philosophy of  science  and the interrelation between the two, and especially the  automation of  scientific induction, or causal discovery. He is also  co-founder of Psyche: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on  Consciousness. Recent presentations:   <a href=””><em>The Philosophy of Computer Simulation</em></a>, an invited talk at the <a href=””> […]

Alan Hájek

On April 25, 2011, in Bio, Presenter, Summit, by Adam A. Ford

Alan Hájek studied statistics and mathematics at the University of Melbourne (B.Sc. (Hons). 1982), where he won the Dwight Prize in Statistics. He took an M.A. in philosophy at the University of Western Ontario (1986) and a Ph.D. in philosophy at Princeton University (1993), winning the Porter Ogden Jacobus fellowship. He has taught at the […]

David Chalmers

On April 20, 2011, in Bio, Presenter, Summit, by Adam A. Ford

David Chalmers is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Consciousness at the Australian National University. He has an undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Adelaide, and a Ph.D. in philosophy and cognitive science from Indiana University. He is the author of The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory […]

Ben Goertzel

On April 12, 2011, in Bio, Presenter, by Adam A. Ford

CEO, Novamente LLC and Biomind LLC Vice Chairman, Humanity+ Advisor, Singularity University and Singularity Institute External Research Professor, Xiamen University, China The Future History of Artificial General Intelligence: Cognitive Robotics and the Global Brain, 2010-2040 “After a brief survey of the state of the art in AGI, cognitive robotics and distributed Internet intelligence, we will […]

James Newton-Thomas

On March 25, 2011, in Bio, meetup, Presenter, Summit, by Adam A. Ford

James is Director at Second Tree Pty Ltd and Director at Gestalt Australia Pty Ltd. He is an independent consultant on field robotics and has team managed and  deployed several mining and military systems.  His company was fully  acquired by Caterpillar in 2005. He was a  <a href=””> speaker</a> at the Singularity Summit Australia 2010. […]

Marcus Hutter

On March 8, 2011, in Bio, Presenter, Summit, by Adam A. Ford

Marcus Hutter (born 1967) is a German computer scientist and professor at the Australian National University. Hutter was born and educated in Munich, where he studied physics and computer science. In 2000 he joined Jürgen Schmidhuber’s group at the Swiss Artificial Intelligence lab IDSIA, where he developed the first mathematical theory of optimal Universal Artificial […]

Singularity Summit Au 2011

On February 25, 2011, in meetup, news, by Adam A. Ford

After a summer of speaking to potential presenters and collaborating with National Science Week, it has been decided that the Singualrity Summit in 2011 will be held during Natinoal Science Week.  The exact dates of which we are almost certain are 20th and 21st of August 2011.  It will be held in Melbourne.   The […]