Can Intelligence Explode? – Marcus Hutter at Singularity Summit Australia 2012

Abstract: The technological singularity refers to a hypothetical scenario in which technological advances virtually explode. The most popular scenario is ...
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High Impact Technologies with Andrew Barron

Well that's an open-ended question: What technologies will have high impact in the future? I think what we are seeing ...
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Should We Fear or Welcome the Singularity? Nobel Week Dialogue 2015 – The Future of Intelligence

Should science and society welcome ‘the singularity’ – the idea of the hypothetical moment in time when artificial intelligence surpasses ...
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The Life You Can Save – Interview with Peter Singer by Adam Ford

Transcript of interview with Peter Singer on 'The Life You Can Save': I've been writing & thinking about the question ...
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Honey Bee Stress Leading to Colony Collapse Disorder

Honey bees - with a tiny brain the size of a sesame seed - can solve amazingly difficult problems (esp ...
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The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets with Simon Singh

You may have watched hundreds of episodes of The Simpsons (and its sister show Futurama) without ever realizing that cleverly ...
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Aubrey de Grey – Artificial Organs as Replacement Parts to aid in Defeating Aging

Aubrey de Grey discusses using artificial organs and synthetic devices as replacement parts to aid in defeating aging. (Also see ...
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julian savulescu - surveilance

Julian Savulescu – Government & Surveillance

If you increase the altruistic motivation of people, you decrease the risk that they will negligently fail to consider the ...
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Rationality & Moral Judgement – Simon Laham

Rationality & Moral Judgement - A view from Moral Psychology. Talk given at EA Global Melbourne 2015. Slides here. What ...
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AGI Progress & Impediments – Progress in Artificial Intelligence Panel

Panelists: Ben Goertzel, David Chalmers, Steve Omohundro, James Newton-Thomas - held at the Singularity Summit Australia in 2011 Panelists discuss ...
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Metamorphogenesis – How a Planet can produce Minds, Mathematics and Music – Aaron Sloman

The universe is made up of matter, energy and information, interacting with each other and producing new kinds of matter, ...
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Blockbuster Science! Tech investors reward ‘Breakthough Science’

Blockbuster Science! Its an awesome approach to incentivizing scientists - it's great that people are applauding for stuff that really ...
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Star Wars on Trial – A Feudalistic Fantasia Pushing an Elitist Anti-Democratic Agenda

The Star Wars movie series has been the mainstay of imaginative fiction for children and adults since the mid 70s ...
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Superlongevity – Mini Documentary

Short documentary on longevity science going mainstream and surrounding public opinion - with some key folk in the transhumanist movement ...
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Philosophy of Science

a branch of philosophy concerned with the foundations, methods, and implications of science. The central questions concern what counts as science, the reliability of scientific theories, and the purpose of science. This discipline overlaps with metaphysics, ontology and epistemology, for example, when it explores the relationship between science and truth.

Epistemology

questions what knowledge is and how it can be acquired, and the extent to which knowledge pertinent to any given subject or entity can be acquired. Much of the debate in this field has focused on the philosophical analysis of the nature of knowledge and how it relates to connected notions such as truth, belief, and justification.

Unprecedented Technological Growth

Over the last few decades we have seen unprecedented technological change.   Our ability to visualize impacts of technological convergence in the short, medium and long term is detrimental to our survival.  With informed estimates of possible futures, we can hope to achieve clearer visions for a better future, let’s leverage growth in powerful new technologies  to solve global problems.

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