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Peter Spinks will chair the concluding panel at the Singularity Summit 2012 entitled “Technoshock! The Promise and the Peril in a World Radically Changing through Technology!” Peter Spinks explores the curiosities of science in his weekly column for The Age’s education section. He wrote an article “Minds of their own” not too long ago about […]
Video of Andrew Dun’s presentation “Zombie Rights”: A discussion of the rights of sentient entities. Drawing inspiration from quantum complementarity, defends a complementary notion of ontological dualism, countering zombie hypotheses. Sans zombie concerns, ethical discussions should therefore focus on assessing consciousness purely in terms of the physical-functional properties of any putatively conscious entity. Slides for […]
Bio-technoprogressive. Adam is the organiser of the Singularity Summit conferences in Australia (2010, 2011, 2012), as well as the H+ Summit @Melbourne (2011, 2012). He is a graduate of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology with a Masters of Information Technology (focus: Distributed Systems), and Swinburne with a Diploma in Software Development. He is president […]
James is Director at Second Tree Pty Ltd and Director at Gestalt Australia Pty Ltd. He is an independent consultant on field robotics and has team managed and deployed several mining and military systems. His company was fully acquired by Caterpillar in 2005. He was a speaker at the Singularity Summit Australia 2010. James was […]
In 1997, David Dowe presented the relationship between (algorithmic) information theory and the inductive inference part of intelligence, before similar but independent work by Jose Hernandez-Orallo also in the 1990s. In the posthumous (2005) book “Statistical and Inductive Inference by Minimum Message Length” by the originator of the Minimum Message Length (MML) principle, Chris Wallace […]
Vic Ciesielski Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence Group Leader, Evolutionary Computation and Machine Learning Intelligent Systems Discipline School of Computer Science and Information Technology RMIT University Program Leader – Bachelor of Design (Multimedia Systems) Ref: http://goanna.cs.rmit.edu.au/~vc/ [Evolutionary Art]
Video of Mark Pesce’s presentation “Mid-Singular” at the Singularity Summit Australia 2012: 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 […]
Video of Lecture at Singularity Summit AU 2012: James Bourne completed his undergraduate degree at Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, London and his PhD in Neuropharmacology at King’s College, London, before moving to Australia to undertake a Postdoctoral position. In 2003 he was awarded an ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship, then in 2007 an […]
Meredith at Singularity Summit Australia 2012 Abstract: Technology in Society: Global Scenarios from the past, looking to the future “Every age indulges in predicting the future – but few go back to check if those predictions come true. This talk looks back to global scenarios developed at the end of the last century and asks […]
“Humans evolved through natural selection to be well-adapted to a specific environment and specific challenges. The challenges are changing and will change more drastically as time goes on. To meet those challenges, we need to be more adaptable, while preserving that which we ultimately care the most about – what we call “being”, which is […]