MXUG – Ryan’s Singularity Talk (Friendly AI)

On 16 February, 2011, in Events, by Adam A. Ford

An awesome talk about the Singularity, and how to keep AIs friendly once they rule our world. Links mentioned: Less Wrong: lesswrong.com/​ the Singularity Institute for AI: singinst.org/​ sites.google.com/​site/​mxugau/​home/​2011-02-16 sites.google.com/​site/​mxugau/​home

Microtechnologies for Neural Implants – ICT for Life Sciences Lecture – Professor Dr Thomas Stieglitz

On 3 February, 2011, in Events, News, by Adam A. Ford

Professor Dr Thomas Stieglitz has held the position of a full professor for Biomedical Microtechnology in the Institute for Microsystems Technology (IMTEK) at the University of Freiburg (Germany) since October 2004, prior to which he was with the Fraunhofer-Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBMT). Abstract Neural prostheses are technical systems that interface nerves to treat the [...]

Brain Research in the Digital Age – Professor Mark Ellisman Ph.D. – Forum at ICT4LifeSciences at Melbourne Uni

On 14 October, 2010, in Events, by Adam A. Ford

I spoke to Luan Ismahil, who is the ICT for Life Sciences Forum Convenor about the Singularity Summit just past, and also about how he got the ICT4LifeSciences going.  Perhaps there is a chance of cross promotion and such. Given all the hooha around Kurzweil’s predictions of being able to simulate the human brain by [...]

IEEE SSIT Aust Chair Dr. Greg Adamson speaking at the Singularity Summit in Melbourne

On 26 July, 2010, in Events, Info, by Adam A. Ford

Dr. Greg Adamson, Chair of IEEE SSIT (Australia) and Vice-Chair of IEEE Victoria Will be speaking at the Singularity Summit in Melbourne September 2010. Greg Adamson will be presenting on things that hinder socially beneficial technology. “Technologies service many human needs. Socially beneficial technologies can also assist in resolving some of the world’s most pressing [...]

News Release

On 12 July, 2010, in Events, Info, by Adam A. Ford

Singularity Summit 2010 in Melbourne Victoria to explore emerging technological trends Speakers include AI Architect Hugo deGaris, Futurist Peter Ellyard Melbourne Victoria 2010 — Will it be one day become possible to boost human intelligence using brain implants, or create an artificial intelligence smarter than Einstein? In a 1993 paper presented to NASA, science fiction [...]

Peter Ellyard will be presenting at the Singularity Summit

On 10 July, 2010, in Events, by Adam A. Ford

Peter Ellyard will be speaking at the Singualrity Summit 2010. Peter Ellyard (born 1937) is an Australian futurist, strategist, speaker and author. Ellyard is best known for his book, Ideas for the New Millennium. He is currently Chairman of the Preferred Futures institute and the Preferred Futures Group, which he founded in 1991. He also [...]

The Future of Energy, Resources and Climate Change

On 5 July, 2010, in Events, Info, by Adam A. Ford

Skeptics Café happens on the third Monday of each month at La Notte Restaurant, 140 Lygon Street Carlton. (nearest intersection – Pelham Street). We commence with a drink and a meal from about 6pm, and there is usually a talk from 8pm. Skeptics Cafés are public events – everyone is welcome. John Perkins will raise [...]

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

H+ Conference 2010 Video Feed in Melbourne

On 29 May, 2010, in Events, by Adam A. Ford

We will be watching the feed of the ‘Rise of the Citizen-Scientist’ conference – The conference in america will be held on June 12-13, at Harvard University. and we are looking at hosting an event in Melbourne to co-incide with it. About: The H+ Summit @ Harvard is an educational, and scientific outreach event, that [...]