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The Singularity Summit Australia 2012 videos are online (and have been for some time). There were some amazing talks by leaders, subject matter experts and visionaries on some of the most important issues of our time – definitely worth a watch! You can link to them from the program page, and below is a playlist […]
Video of Lecture at Singularity Summit AU 2012: Abstract: The Turing Test, in its standard interpretation, has been dismissed by many as a practical intelligence test. In fact, it is questionable that the imitation game was meant by Turing himself to be used as a test for evaluating machines and measuring the progress of artiﬁcial […]
Dr. Koene presents the concept of substrate-independent minds (SIM) and gives an outline of a feasible approach to SIM by means of whole brain emulation. Slideshare slides here http://www.carboncopies.org/singularity-summit-australia-2012 Abstract: Every aspect of modern science relies upon creating representations of things. And when we do, we pick the signals that interest us and the behavior […]
This talk covers the motivation for human technological augmentation and reasons to go beyond biological life extension. Slideshare online here Video of Talk: 1. Biological Life-Extension is Not Enough Randal A. Koene Carboncopies.org 2. PERSONAL 3. No one wants to live longer just to live longer. Motivation informs Method. 4. Having an Objective, a Goal, […]
“Mid-Singular” Mark Pesce is an inventor, writer, entrepreneur, educator and broadcaster. In 1994 Pesce co-invented VRML, a 3D interface to the World Wide Web. Pesce has written five books, including VRML: Browsing and Building Cyberspace and The Playful World: How Technology is Transforming Our Imagination, which used toys such as Furby and PlayStation to explore […]
Title: Can Intelligence Explode? Abstract: The technological singularity refers to a hypothetical scenario in which technological advances virtually explode. The most popular scenario is the creation of super-intelligent algorithms that recursively create ever higher intelligences. After a short introduction to this intriguing potential future, I will elaborate on what it could mean for intelligence to […]
Abstract: The approaches to Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the last century may be labelled as (a) trying to understand and copy (human) nature, (b) being based on heuristic considerations, (c) being formal but from the outset (provably) limited, (d) being (mere) frameworks that leave crucial aspects unspecified. This decade has spawned the first theory of […]
“THE PROFOUND FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY”; SINGULARITY SUMMIT AUSTRALIA 2012 AUGUST 18-19 Kaleide Theatre, RMIT UNIVERSITY What will tomorrow look like? Conventional wisdom often says that change is slow. Though a quick glance at the headlines about developments in science and technology is enough to challenge our intuitions. While evolution has shaped us to expect […]
Randal Koene, Marcus Hutter and Colin Hales will discuss the future of intelligence on different substrates, whether particular substrates won’t be amenable to computing intelligence. Is intelligence computable? What aspects of intelligence are difficult to compute? How does the human brain compute intelligence? Are all aspects of intelligence (and consciousness) computable on any arbitrary substrates? […]
Virtual reality (VR) is a term that applies to computer-simulated environments that can simulate physical presence in places in the real world, as well as in imaginary worlds. Most current virtual reality environments are primarily visual experiences, displayed either on a computer screen or through special stereoscopic displays, but some simulations include additional sensory information, […]