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 […]

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 […]

Panel: Alan Turing – Visionary and Genuis

On August 11, 2012, in News, Panel, Summit, by Adam Ford

Of special significance this year is the centenary of Alan Turing’s birth. This panel 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. Panelists include Marcus Hutter, David Dowe, and James Harland. Craig Pearce will give an […]

David Dowe

On July 18, 2012, in Presenters, Summit, by Adam Ford

In 1997, David Dowe presented the relationship between (algorithmic) information theory and the inductive inference part of intelligence, before similar but independent work by Jose Hernandez-Orallo also in the 1990s. In the posthumous (2005) book “Statistical and Inductive Inference by Minimum Message Length” by the originator of the Minimum Message Length (MML) principle, Chris Wallace […]

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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