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 […]

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 […]

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 […]