Singularity Salon

On 26 May, 2011, in Events, meetup, by Adam A. Ford

Discussion on science / technology today and in the future. topics may include: General discussion on H+ Summit, how it is tracking, and content. robotic/Automated Scientists: – Eureqa – Adam the robot scientist makes its first discovery – http://www.aejournal.net/content/2/1/1 automated theorem proving – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automated_theorem_proving Ben Goertzel coming to Melb – Patternist theory of mind – [...]

DNA sequencing Technologies and the $1000 Genome – ICT for Life Sciences Lecture

On 14 May, 2011, in Events, News, by Adam A. Ford

DNA sequencing has been one of the major advances in science over the last 30 years. It has increased our knowledge and understanding about the behaviour of the building blocks of life and why some people develop certain diseases and other do not. This has given medical researchers and the medical profession the ability to [...]

Carl Sagan – the Island of Human Intellectual Uniqueness

On 5 May, 2011, in Info, by Adam A. Ford

A quote from Carl Sagan’s ‘Pale Blue Dot’ Chapter 3: The Great Demotions: “What about … whether we are capable of creating intelligences smarter than ourselves? Computers routinely do mathematics that no unaided human can manage, outperform world champions in checkers and grand masters in chess, speak and understand English and other languages, write presentable [...]

Singularity Salon – Thursday 5th of May 6.00 onwards

On 3 May, 2011, in Events, meetup, by Adam A. Ford

When: Thu, May 5, 6pm – 9pm GMT-07:00 Where: 220 Leicester Street Carlton VIC 3053 – At Melbourne Uni Graduate House About the Salon here – General discussion on H+ Summit, how it is tracking, and content. – Informal discussion on ‘Belief as Attire‘ – @ LessWrong on rationality & group identification (*please let me [...]