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 – 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, […]

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 […]

Stelarc

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 […]

Vernor Vinge’s ‘First Word’ on the Singularity

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

An article in the January 1983 edition of OMNI Magazine titled ‘First Word’ by Vernor Vinge introduced the idea that the ever-accelerating evolution of computer intelligence itself might soon produce ‘a kind of singularity’. This was Vernor’s first in-print fling at the Singularity. For context, Vinge’s novella ‘True Names’ (which addresses the concept of a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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