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, [...]

Time article: 2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal

On 17 February, 2011, in Info, by Adam A. Ford

A well written article that elucidates. http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2048138,00.html?xid=fbshare “The difficult thing to keep sight of when you’re talking about the Singularity is that even though it sounds like science fiction, it isn’t, no more than a weather forecast is science fiction. It’s not a fringe idea; it’s a serious hypothesis about the future of life on [...]

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 [...]

Kevin B. Korb – Bayesian Artificial Intelligence & Evolving Ethics

On 21 November, 2010, in Info, by Adam A. Ford

Two new books co-authored by Kevin B. Korb, which may compliment his presentation at the Singularity Summit AU 2010: 1) Bayesian Artificial Intelligence, 2nd edition https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bayesian-Artificial-Intelligence-Computer-Analysis/dp/1439815917/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1289368445&sr=1-1 2) Evolving Ethics https://www.amazon.co.uk/Evolving-Ethics-Science-Good-Evil/dp/1845402065/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1289368445&sr=1-2 Bayesian Artificial Intelligence 2nd Edition Review Praise for the First Edition … this excellent book would also serve well for final year undergraduate courses in [...]

Your children will live to see man merge with machines. But will it save or destroy us?

On 8 November, 2010, in Info, News, by Adam A. Ford

Very interesting article I found David Orban post on the facebook Singularity Network group called “Your children will live to see man merge with machines. But will it save or destroy us?” can be found at the Daily UK Mail. No longer a fringe idea that only a few forward thinkers chat about in relative [...]

The Global Mind, coming to a Brain Computer Interface near you

On 4 November, 2010, in Info, News, by Adam A. Ford

An interesting article caught my attention over at IEET, speculating that the most significant technology over the next 20 years will be the interface between our brains and the internet. From this collective intelligence could emerge a ‘Global Mind’, something hypothesized about in much Sci-Fi. I agree that this would be extremely significant, if Artificial [...]

I’m just going to back-up my brain – Article in local MX newspaper

On 4 November, 2010, in Info, News, by Adam A. Ford

Another media appearance for techno-progressive related ideas. “I’m just going to back-up my brain” was the title of the article found in the mX newspaper, which reaches over 310,000* people in Sydney*, 307,000 people in Melbourne and 112,000* people in Brisbane every afternoon. * Panorama National Survey (July 2009 – june 2010) Survey 5 People [...]

60 Minutes Mini Documentary on the Singularity University

On 17 October, 2010, in Info, News, by Adam A. Ford

Spend the next 15 minutes watching a 60 Minutes documentary with reporter reporter Rod Vaughan who visits the Singularity University,” a university unlike any other”. It is a great introduction to future possibilities. And it is great to watch these concepts weave their way into mainstream. Singularity University on 60 Minutes New Zealand from Luke [...]