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 […]

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 As such, most of his pieces are centred around his concept that the human body is obsolete.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 […]

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 […]

Andrew Dun

On August 2, 2012, in Abstract, Presenters, Video, by Adam Ford

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 […]

Vic Ciesielski

On July 2, 2012, in Presenters, Summit, by Adam Ford

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]

Mark Pesce

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

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 […]

James Bourne

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

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 […]

Randal A. Koene

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

“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 […]

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