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 […]

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 […]


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

Stelarc (born Stelios Arcadiou, but legally changed his name in 1972) is a Cypriot-Australian performance artist whose works focuses heavily on extending the capabilities of the human body. As such, most of his pieces are centred around his concept that the human body is obsolete. Until 2007 he held the position of Principal Research Fellow […]

Peter Spinks

On August 2, 2012, in News, Presenters, Summit, by Adam Ford

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 […]

Meredith Doig

On March 8, 2012, in Abstract, News, Presenters, Video, by Adam Ford

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 […]

Colin Geoffrey Hales

On January 17, 2012, in Abstract, News, Presenters, Summit, Video, by Adam Ford

Twenty Years of the Science of Consciousness: Lessons from a nascent science Abstract The mainstream empirical science of consciousness is now two decades old. What has been learned? What are its prospects for the next two decades? We now have a small, stable terminology and an embryonic education system. Twenty years has also delivered what […]

Marcus Hutter

On January 1, 2012, in News, Presenters, Summit, by Adam Ford

We have the privilege of having Marcus Hutter, Professor in the Research School of Computer Science (RSCS) at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra and senior researcher in the National Information and Communication Technology of Australia (NICTA)!   Universal Artificial Intelligence. Sequential decision theory formally solves the  problem of rational agents in uncertain worlds […]

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