Our Mission

On 29 June, 2010, in Info, by Adam A. Ford

In the coming decades, humanity will likely create a powerful artificial intelligence. The Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence (SIAI) exists to confront this urgent challenge, both the opportunity and the risk. Our objectives as an organization are: To ensure the development of friendly Artificial Intelligence, for the benefit of all mankind; To prevent unsafe Artificial [...]

World Science Fiction Convention in Melbourne on September 2nd – 6th, 2010

On 20 June, 2010, in Events, by Adam A. Ford

The 68th World Science Fiction Convention will be held 2-6 September 2010 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Our Guests of Honour are Hugo-winning author Kim Stanley Robinson, award-winning Melbourne artist Shaun Tan, and dedicated fan Robin Johnson. Melbourne has also hosted Worldcons in 1975, 1985, and 1999. The annual Worldcon brings together science [...]

Engineering Machine Consciousness Monthly Meetup

On 20 June, 2010, in Events, meetup, by Adam A. Ford

Engineering Machine Consciousness The discussion topic for this meetup will be identity and whether or not history is a necessary condition for consciousness as Dretske proposed. James Melbourne – Australia Thursday, June 24 at 6:30 PM Attending: 3 Meetup Details here

Merely Human? That’s So Yesterday

On 13 June, 2010, in Info, by Adam A. Ford

The Singularity movement sees a time when human beings and machines will merge and overcome illness and perhaps death. “ON a Tuesday evening this spring, Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google, became part man and part machine. About 40 people, all gathered here at a NASA campus for a nine-day, $15,000 course at Singularity University, [...]