Speaker: David Pearce
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Speaker: David Pearce

David Pearce will be speaking at – he is a British utilitarian philosopher who believes and promotes the idea that there exists a strong ethical imperative for humans to work towards the abolition of suffering in all sentient life. His book-length internet manifesto The Hedonistic Imperative outlines how technologies such as genetic engineering, nanotechnology, pharmacology,…

Technological Singularity Panel – Vernor Vinge, David Brin, Phil Osborn, Mitch Wagner
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Technological Singularity Panel – Vernor Vinge, David Brin, Phil Osborn, Mitch Wagner

Panelists: David Brin, Phil Osborn, Vernor Vinge, Mitch Wagner. Filmed at Los Con 39 #loscon On November 24, 2012 at LAX Marriott Hotel, Los Angeles, California. The technological singularity is a hypothetical event related to the advent of artificial general intelligence (also known as “strong AI”). Such a computer, computer network, or robot would theoretically…

Tim Josling – Progress in AI – Humanity+ @Melbourne 2012
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Tim Josling – Progress in AI – Humanity+ @Melbourne 2012

Filmed at Humanity+ @Melbourne 2012 – Abstract here The Surprising Rate of Progress in Artificial Intelligence Research Artificial Intelligence is one of the foundations of Transhumanism, along with nanotechnology, biotechnology, and robotics. This talk will survey the rapidly accelerating progress in building machine intelligence, particularly over the last 10 years and the prospects for the…