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

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=”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

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 […]