Humanity+ @Melbourne 2012 – May 4-6

On 10 February, 2012, in Events, meetup, News, by Adam A. Ford

Keep up to date on what is happening for the next H+ Summit in Melbourne.  http://2012.humanityplus.org.au The Humanity+ @ Melbourne conference is a collaboration between Humanity+, a nonprofit organization with chapters around the world. Previous Humanity+ conferences have occurred in a variety of locations including Europe, South America, Hong Kong, and major US universities like [...]

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 – [...]

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 [...]

Singularity Salon 2 – Thurs 7th April

On 6 April, 2011, in Events, meetup, by Adam A. Ford

THE NEXT SALON is Thursday April 7th at 6pm (4pm for extra discussion time on Chalmers paper) -At Prudence, upstairs (if there is room). A general salon/discussion style chat about all things futurist…horizons of science, near term possibility…etc There is a bar, so beer is allowed. Details: Prudence 368 Victoria Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051 [...]

First Singularity Salon a Success

On 18 March, 2011, in Events, meetup, by Adam A. Ford

Had a generalised meeting entitled ‘Singularity Salon‘ on a few things futurist at Prudence bar in North Melbourne… A good turnout, had a round table discussion for about 5 hours and in the spirit of St Patrick made plenty of noise. We spoke about a range of subjects including the Japan nuclear disaster, CEV (Coherent [...]

The Computational Brain – A Lecture by Terrence Sejnowski

On 2 March, 2011, in Events, Info, meetup, News, by Adam A. Ford

Brain Expert Terrence Sejnowski To Visit Australia Australians will have the rare opportunity to learn about the complexities of the human brain and what the future has in store for it, following today’s announcement that one of the world’s leading brain experts will visit Melbourne next year. Date Time: 09/03/2011 Wednesday at 5.30 for a [...]

Kevin B. Korb Book Launch “Evolving Ethics: The New Science of Good and Evil” and “Bayesian Artificial Intelligence”

On 18 February, 2011, in Events, meetup, by Adam A. Ford

When: on Wednesday 23rd February, at 6.00pm, at Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Building H, Room 7.84 (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/maps/2-Caulfieldcolour.pdf) RSVP by: Monday 21st Feb by sending an email to Ann.Nicholson@monash.edu Kevin B. Korb and Ann E. Nicholson, “Bayesian Artificial Intelligence“, 2nd edition, CRC Press, 2010 www.csse.monash.edu.au/bai/book Steven Mascaro, Kevin B. Korb, Ann E. Nicholson and Owen Woodberry, [...]

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