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Conference: AI & Human Enhancement – Understanding the Future – Early 2020
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Conference: AI & Human Enhancement – Understanding the Future – Early 2020

Introduction Overview The event will address a variety of topics futurology (i.e. accelerating change & long term futures, existential risk, philosophy, transhumanism & ‘the posthuman’) in general though it will have a special focus on Machine Understanding. How will we operate along side artificial agents that increasingly ‘understand’ us, and important aspects of the world…

Ethics In An Uncertain World – Australian Humanist Convention 2017
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Ethics In An Uncertain World – Australian Humanist Convention 2017

Join Peter Singer & AC Grayling to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing society today – surviving the Trump era, Climate Change, Naturalism & the Future of Humanity. Ethics In An Uncertain World Event: Australian Humanist Convention 2017 – Melbourne, Australia Date: 7-9 April, 2017 – [Meetup Link] Location: Ibis Melbourne Hotel, 15…

Conference: Thinking Machines in the Physical World
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Conference: Thinking Machines in the Physical World

“Thinking Machines in the Physical World” invites cross-disciplinary conversations about the opportunities and threats presented by advances in cognitive computing:   – What concrete, real-world possibilities does intelligence-focused technology open up?   – What potential effects will “smart computers” exert on labor and jobs around the globe?   – What are the broader social implications…

Rationality & Moral Judgement – Simon Laham
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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 have we learned from an empirical approach to moral psychology – especially in relation to the role of rationality in most every day morality? What are some lessons that the EA movement can take from…

Be Greedy For The Most Good You Can Do – Kerry Vaughan – EA Global Melbourne 2015
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Be Greedy For The Most Good You Can Do – Kerry Vaughan – EA Global Melbourne 2015

Filmed at EA Global Melbourne 2015 Slides of talk are here Kerry Vaughan discusses: What is effective altruism? what is it’s history? what isn’t EA? and how to succeed at being an effective altruist. Approaches to doing good include: – Being Skeptical – using the case study of play pumps in africa – hoping to…

7th Annual Conference of the Australasian Bayesian Network Modelling Society (ABNMS2015)
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7th Annual Conference of the Australasian Bayesian Network Modelling Society (ABNMS2015)

November 23 – 24, 2015: Pre-Conference Workshop November 25 – 26, 2015: Conference [Official Website Here] Location: Monash University, Caulfield, Melbourne (Australia) Promo vid | Contact: abnms2015@abnms.org Keynote Speakers: The conference organisers are pleased to announce that Dr Bruce Marcot of the US Forest Service, Dan Ababei from Lighttwist Software, Netherlands and Assoc Prof Jonathan…

Automating Science: Panel – Stephen Ames, John Wilkins, Greg Restall, Kevin Korb
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Automating Science: Panel – Stephen Ames, John Wilkins, Greg Restall, Kevin Korb

A discussion among philosophers, mathematicians and AI experts on whether science can be automated, what it means to automate science, and the implications of automating science – including discussion on the technological singularity. – implementing science in a computer – Bayesian methods – most promising normative standard for doing inductive inference – vehicle : causal…

Previous Conference a Success! Science, Technology & the Future
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Previous Conference a Success! Science, Technology & the Future

Science, Technology & the Future was held on Nov 30 – Dec 1 2013, Melbourne Australia What will the future be like? Right now, the technologies that we use to understand the world are in the process of a major transformation. Almost every field of knowledge is generating vast quantities of data, requiring unprecedented computing…

A Conference on Philosophy of Science & Epistemology
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A Conference on Philosophy of Science & Epistemology

Few could predict just how fast and dramatic the social, economic and political impacts of computer technology have been in out lifetimes. This Summer, leading scientists, inventors and philosophers will gather in Melbourne to discuss philosophy of science & epistemology. Previous conferences 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 each drew over a hundred local, interstate and…