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Facebook / Google+ message: Technological change is progressing fast. The 2012 Singularity Summit Australia will bring extraordinary people together to discuss the current status and future of Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Art and the ensuing radical engineering feats that are impacting our lives now and will do so the future. Speakers include Professor of Comp Sci Research at ANU Marcus Hutter, Author/Researcher/Futurist Mark Pesce, Neuroscientist/Neuroengineer Randal Koene, president of the Rationalists Society Australia Meredith Doig, Neurobiologist James Bourne, Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence Vic Ciesielski, AI expert David Dowe, and performance artist Stelarc.

The human species is at a unique stage in history. Scientific and technological progress is accelerating. Renowned inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts technological paradigm shifts will become increasingly common, leading to “technological change so rapid and profound it represents a rupture in the fabric of human history”.

What kind of change can we expect from advances in technology?

Many reputable experts forecast dramatic impact on the way we live – however the future is not laid out neatly in front of us like a buffet – but we can make informed choices, innovate, and work accordingly towards increasing the likelihood of beneficial outcomes. Of special significance this year is the centenary of Alan Turing‘s birth. To celebrate, the summit will have focus on Alan Turing and his unique impact on the history of computing, computer science, artificial intelligence, developmental biology, and the mathematical theory of computability. For more information check out http://singularitysummit.com.au

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Singularity Summit Australia,
Melbourne Aug 18-19 2012
Technological change is progressing fast. The Singularity Summit this year will bring extraordinary people together to discuss the current status and future of Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Art and the ensuing radical engineering feats that are impacting our lives now and will do so the future.
Speakers include Professor of Comp Sci Research at ANU Marcus Hutter, Author/Researcher/Futurist Mark Pesce, Neuroscientist/Neuroengineer Randal Koene, president of the Rationalists Society Australia Meredith Doig, Neurobiologist James Bourne, Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence Vic Ciesielski, AI expert David Dowe, and performance artist Stelarc.
The human species is at a unique stage in history. Scientific and technological progress is accelerating. Renowned inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts technological paradigm shifts will become increasingly common, leading to “technological change so rapid and profound it represents a rupture in the fabric of human history“.
What kind of change can we expect from advances in technology? Many reputable experts forecast dramatic impacts on the way we live – however the future is not laid out neatly in front of us like a buffet – but we can make informed choices, innovate, and work accordingly towards increasing the likelihood of beneficial outcomes.
Of special significance this year is the centenary of Alan Turing’s birth.  To celebrate, the summit will have focus on Alan Turing and his unique impact on the history of computing, computer science, artificial intelligence, developmental biology, and the mathematical theory of computability.
http://2012.singularitysummit.com.au

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It is hypothesised that Machines will out think humans before the middle of this century.

Professor Hugo de Garis says in History Channel’s documentary Prophets of Doom “It is only a question of time now before humanity can build artificial brains that are far more intelligent than human beings. So this is a huge issue that will eclipse any other human issue this century…I call this ‘Species dominance’.”

Although this sounds like science fiction, lately ‘The Singularity’ been taken this very seriously.  It has made the cover of Time Magazine, sprouting like mushrooms in news reports in the aftermath of IBMs AI ‘Watson’ winning at quiz show Jeopardy, and the topic of feature and TV documentaries (i.e. ‘Transcendent Man‘).  You have people like Larry Page (CEO of Google), Steve Wozniak (Co-founder of Apple) and Justin Rattner (CTO of Intel) taking an interest in this stuff, prominent public figures willing to associate their names with the Singularity, the idea is moving away from the fringes, and if it is not mainstream yet, then it is definitely a lot closer.

“If you go back 500 years, not much happened in a century. Now a lot happens in 6 months.” says Ray Kurzweil in documentary Transcendent Man.  “Technology feeds on itself and it gets faster and faster, it’s going to continue, and in about 40 years it is going to become so fast, the pace of change is going to be so astonishingly quick that you won’t be able to follow it, unless, you enhance your own intelligence by merging with the intelligent technology we have created.”

This conference will challenge your view of the future.

 

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‘THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY’
SINGULARITY SUMMIT 2012
AUGUST 18-19
Kaleide Theatre, RMIT UNIVERSITY

What will tomorrow look like?

Few could predict just how fast and dramatic the social, economic and political impacts of computer technology could be in our lifetimes.
If present trends are to continue, computers will have more advanced and powerful ‘brains’ than humans within 25 years.
This August, leading scientists, inventors and philosophers will gather at RMIT to discuss the upcoming ‘intelligence explosion’ that many now refer to as ‘The Singularity ’- a technological breakthrough that promises to eclipse previous computing developments with the creation of super-human machines.

The ‘Singularity Summit’ – a part of National Science Week – is an unprecedented opportunity to engage with today’s leading experts on emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, nanotechnology and brain-computer interfaces – right here in Melbourne.

The Singularity Summit in 2010 and 2011 drew over a hundred local, interstate and international enthusiasts to hear first-rate speakers from a range of fields.
In 2012, we have again assembled a stellar line-up – Including leading Artificial Intelligence experts Professor Marcus Hutter and Professor David Dowe, popular neuroscientist Dr Randal Koene, president of the Rationalists Society Meredith Doig,  and renowned futurist Mark Pesce.

The summit will explore the important ethical and philosophical dimensions of the Machine Intelligence – whilst sharing the very latest scientific and technological breakthroughs.
There’s simply no better way to glimpse the future of these exciting technologies.
The conference will be held at Kaleide Theatre at RMIT.

Seating is limited, so Secure your tickets for the 2012 Summit Here >>

http://singularitysummit.com.au

 

 

Video

Introductory Video 1: http://youtu.be/waPfODrd8VQ

Introductory Video 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi3w_Kb7t5k
Randal Koene Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjOpfCS_jyI
Mark Pesce Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dySlpbsaGk4
Colin Hales Discussion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvS0iz_enI8


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