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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Melbourne – Great Place for a Summit

On January 13, 2011, in meetup, news, by Adam A. Ford

Voted many times over as one of the world’s most liveable cities, Melbourne (the capital of the State of Victoria) is celebrated for its friendly locals, efficient services, fine wine and dining, and world-class facilities. Melbourne – A City of Special Experiences No matter when you visit, there is always something special to see or […]