David Dowe – Turing Machines and Recursive Turing Tests

On January 3, 2013, in Abstract, News, Presenters, Summit, Video, by Adam Ford

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 […]

Randal Koene – Substrate-Independent Minds

On November 3, 2012, in Abstract, News, Organisers, Presenters, Summit, Video, by Adam Ford

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 […]

Randal Koene – Extending Life is Not Enough

On November 3, 2012, in Abstract, News, Presenters, Video, by Adam Ford

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, […]

Mark Pesce – Mid-Singular

On November 1, 2012, in Abstract, News, Presenters, Summit, Video, by Adam Ford

“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 […]

Stelarc – Augmented Arm – Singularity Summit Australia 2012

On September 1, 2012, in Abstract, Presenters, Summit, Video, by Adam Ford

Ambidextrous Arm Augmented Reality experiment with different techniques for interactivity. Using Blender and Unity – that play together surprisingly well. This project kicked of as an engineering and arts project at Brunel University London. It has been developed as an “Ambidextrous Arm” iPhone app. Ear On Arm The body now performs beyond the boundaries of […]

Marcus Hutter – Can Intelligence Explode?

On August 23, 2012, in Abstract, News, Presenters, Summit, Video, by Adam Ford

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 […]

Universal Artificial Intelligence

On August 23, 2012, in Abstract, News, Summit, Video, by Adam Ford

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 […]

Singularity Summit Australia – The Profound Future of Technology

On August 14, 2012, in News, Summit, by Adam Ford

“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 […]

James Bourne – The machinery of the visual brain: plasticity and regeneration

On August 3, 2012, in Abstract, Presenters, Summit, Video, by Adam Ford

Video of Lecture at Singularity Summit AU 2012: The unseen side of the visual brain! The visual system helps us look at the potential for brain regeneration and repair. How the visual brain works unconsciously. Is there potential for the brain to repair itself? Endogenous neural stem/ precursor cells lead the way. James Bourne completed […]

Singularity Summit as part of National Science Week

On July 19, 2012, in News, by Adam Ford

National Science Week encourages creativity and innovation when planning an event for the Week’s festivities. Singularity Summit Australia on Science Week Website The Singularity Summit Australia seeks to fulfill the National Science Week objectives to: Promote and encourage interest in the areas of science, engineering, technology and/or innovation; and Communicate the relevance of this area […]

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