Geordie Rose on Singularity 1 on 1: Machine Learning is Progressing Faster Than You Think

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Dr. Geordie Rose is a founder and Chief Technology Officer at D-Wave Computers. I met Geordie at the IdeaCity conference in Toronto where he made an impassioned presentation about D-Wave and quantum computing. Needless to say, as soon as Dr. Rose stoped speaking I rushed to ask him for an interview. As it turns out Geordie is already a fan of Singularity 1 on 1 and isntantly said that he would be happy to do it. As a father of three kids and the CTO of a trail-blazing quantum […]

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Roman Yampolskiy on Singularity 1 on 1: Every Technology Has Both Negative and Positive Effects!

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Roman V. Yampolskiy is an Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering and Director at the Cybersecurity Lab of the University of Louisville. He is also an alumnus of Singularity University (GSP2012) and a visiting fellow of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI). Dr. Yampolskiy is a well known researcher with a more holistic point of view, stressing the perils as much as the promises of exponential technology. Thus I was happy to bring him on Singularity 1 on 1 to try and bring some balance to our views […]

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Would Technological “Enhancement” Make Us More, or Less, Human?

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Imagine you wake up in the morning after a refreshing 30 full minutes of sleep, pulling up into your retinal display your top priority tasks for that day, and manually adjusting your mood to something desirable before your colleagues have their holograms projected into your living room for your 7:00am Monday meeting. With the advent of intelligence technologies being developed and furthered in retail, in finance, in healthcare, and beyond, we are entering the age where these “smart” technologies have become integrated into human bodies for […]

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Joseph Carvalko on Singularity 1 on 1: Have Confidence To Reach Beyond!

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Joseph Carvalko is a lawyer with many decades of experience who bravely sued the Secretary of Defense and the President of the United States for deserting a POW in Korea. Carvalko is also an engineer and inventor with 10 patents in fields spanning bio-medicine, electronics and the financial services. Joseph is the author of an interesting and very well researched book titled The Techno-Human Shell: A Jump in the Evolutionary Gap, as well as a poet, jazz pianist and a cyborg. And so it wasn’t hard to […]

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My Video Tour of Alcor and Interview with CEO Max More

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Last month I had the privilege of visiting Max More at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation. Alcor is a non-profit organization founded in 1972 and located in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is the world leader in cryonics, cryonics research, and cryonics technology. [Cryonics is the science of using ultra-cold temperature to preserve human life with the intent of restoring good health when technology becomes available to do so.] During our visit CEO Dr. More walked us through the Alcor facilities as well as the process starting after […]

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AMP: Adam Marisett’s Robot Sci Fi Short Film

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AMP is the latest short sci fi film by Canadian company Triton Films. Written and directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Adam Marisett, an animator on District 9 and many other notable movies, the film has a funny robot exhibiting near human personal idiosyncrasies and character. AMP‘s Synopsis: 10 years after leaving a war his father started, Quinn and AMP live in the slums selling illegal custom-tech just to afford the batteries that keep Amp alive. When an old childhood friend tracks him down, Quinn is confronted with […]

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PostHuman: Cole Drumb’s Sci Fi Short is Neuromancer on Steroids

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PostHuman is a short sci fi anime directed by Cole Drumb. The movie has a distinct Neuromancer look and has been screened at and won numerous awards around North American film festivals. Synopsis: PostHuman follows Terrence and his dog Nine in an adrenalized future of espionage, super science, and assassins. Terrence agrees to help Kali, an escaped test subject from a black ops ESP test lab, in her effort to free the last surviving imprisoned test subject. The assault on the lab is fast paced and […]

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