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This introductory talk to the Singularity Summit 2011 differs from other talks to be given in that it does not attempt to look forward but rather looks backward in time over the interval to identify and track the progress in technologies, and plots the metrics that are presumably relevant to any future Singularity. The Singularity […]
I.J. Good’s “intelligence explosion” is the rapid transition from greater-than-human artificial intelligence to superintelligence. I will give a philosophical analysis of the argument for an intelligence explosion. Paper can be found here: http://consc.net/papers/singularity.pdf
Minds Making Minds: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity Steve Omohundro, Ph.D. President, Omai Systems We are at a remarkable moment in human history. Many believe that we are on the verge of major advances in artificial intelligence, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and robotics. Together, these technologies have the potential to solve many of humanity’s […]
Screening details: Transcendent Man will screen at Melbourne’s historic Cinema Nova in Carlton on August 19th, 2011, at 7:00 pm. The screening will feature a special videoed address to Australia by Ray Kurzweil and Barry Ptolemy and post-screening Q&A with film contributors Ben Goertzel & Hugo de Garis. This is an event not to be missed! Tickets […]
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’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=”http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/%7Ekorb/lmps.pdf”><em>The Philosophy of Computer Simulation</em></a>, an invited talk at the <a href=”http://www.clmps2007.org/”> […]
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 […]