Slides – Bayesian Artificial Intelligence – Kevin B. Korb, Ann E. Nicholson and Carlo Kopp

On August 27, 2011, in Abstract, Slides, Summit, by Adam A. Ford

Sponsored by The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society http://www.ieee-cis.org/ Kevin B. Korb, Ann E. Nicholson and Carlo Kopp Clayton School of Information Technology Monash University kbkorb@gmail.com & {ann.nicholson,carlo.kopp}@monash.edu Slides: KKorb Singsum2011 – aiethics     If an AI is conscious then It is an agent It would be unethical to deprive it of its freedom of […]

Abstract – Advances in Science and Technology – James Newton-Thomas

On August 19, 2011, in Abstract, Presenter, Summit, by Adam A. Ford

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 […]

Abstract – (Bayesian/Algorithmic) Information theory, one- and two-part compression, and measures of intelligence – David Dowe

On August 19, 2011, in Abstract, Presenter, Summit, by Adam A. Ford

Greg Chaitin wrote in 1982: “… develop formal definitions of intelligence and measures of its various components [using algorithmic information theory, a.k.a. Kolmogorov complexity]”.   We make a case for the relationship between information theory and intelligence.  More specifically, we begin by introducing the Bayesian information-theoretic notion of Minimum Message Length (MML) machine learning, and then […]

Abstract – The Singularity, A Philosophical Analysis – David Chalmers

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

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

Abstract – Human+ – Stelarc

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

Human+ Bodies with Second Skins are operating in Second Life, shape shifting with fluid identities and extruded selves. Hybrids, Cybrids and Chimeras proliferate. EMS and Exoskeltons actuate and animate paralysed limbs. Organ Printing, Epidermal Electronics, Hydraulic Hearts and Nanobots generate alternate architectures. Machines have become soft and small. Bodies have become cyborgs of meat, metal […]

Abstract – The Emerging Global Mind, Cooperation, and Compassion – Steve Omohundro

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

The internet is starting to create a kind of “global mind”. Wikipedia radically changes how people discover and learn new information and they shape Wikipedia. In the blogosphere, ideas propagate rapidly and faulty thinking is rapidly challenged. More intelligent social networks will lead to a more coherent global mind. Corporations, ecosystems, economies, political systems, social […]

Market of the mind

On August 10, 2011, in meetup, Summit, by Adam A. Ford

James Newton-Thomas, Ray Jarvis and I (Adam A. Ford) will have a table @ Market for the Mind (National Science Week) held at QV Melbourne on Friday from 5.30 until 9pm. You will be able to come along and speak to James and Ray as part of the Meet the Expert activity. Lots of fun […]

Abstract – Steve Omohundro – Minds Making Minds: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity

On July 22, 2011, in Abstract, Presenter, Summit, by Adam A. Ford

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 […]

Transcendent Man

On July 16, 2011, in meetup, news, Presenter, Summit, by Adam A. Ford

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 […]

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 […]