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 (03) 9329 9267 Transit: Peel St/Victoria St (177 m E) 55 , 57
Colin Klein has suggested a more thorough discussion on Chalmers paper which will be at 4-6, same place.
There is a good post on David Chalmers article “The Singularity: A Philosophical Analysis” at Less Wrong, 201 comments, and counting.
See Below for his talk at the Singularity Summit in New York 2009.
Abstract for his talk: “The technological “singularity”, or I.J. Good’s “intelligence explosion”, is the rapid transition from greater-than-human artificial intelligence to superintelligence. I will set out and analyze the argument for an intelligence explosion, and will consider the forms that such an explosion might take. I will also consider resulting practical and philosophical issues. If a singularity is likely, what are the best strategies for ensuring a good outcome? Will systems in a post-singularity world be conscious? Can we be among them?”