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The Singularity Is Going Down Under: The 2012 Singularity Summit Australia is Near

A goal without a plan is wishful thinking. So whether my desire to attend the 2012 Singularity Summit Australia remains a mere wish or becomes reality depends entirely on the next 30 days during which I must come up with a concrete plan and execute on it.

What about you? Are you wishing you were going to the 2012 Singularity Summit Australia or do you plan to be there?

If you are in the former group – it is still not too late to come up with a plan and make it happen. If you are among the latter – why not share your plan, videos and pictures or write about your experience on SingularityWeblog.com for all who wish they were there?

 

Singularity Summit Australia

 

Technological change is progressing fast. The 2012 Singularity Summit Australia will bring extraordinary people together to discuss the current status and future of Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Art and the ensuing radical engineering feats that are impacting our lives now and will do so the future. Speakers include Professor of Comp Sci Research at ANU Marcus Hutter, Author/Researcher/Futurist Mark Pesce, Neuroscientist/Neuroengineer Randal Koene, president of the Rationalists Society Australia Meredith Doig, Neurobiologist James Bourne, Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence Vic Ciesielski, AI expert David Dowe, and performance artist Stelarc.

The human species is at a unique stage in history. Scientific and technological progress is accelerating. Renowned inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts technological paradigm shifts will become increasingly common, leading to “technological change so rapid and profound it represents a rupture in the fabric of human history”.

What kind of change can we expect from advances in technology?

Many reputable experts forecast dramatic impact on the way we live – however the future is not laid out neatly in front of us like a buffet – but we can make informed choices, innovate, and work accordingly towards increasing the likelihood of beneficial outcomes. Of special significance this year is the centenary of Alan Turing‘s birth. To celebrate, the summit will have focus on Alan Turing and his unique impact on the history of computing, computer science, artificial intelligence, developmental biology, and the mathematical theory of computability. For more information check out http://singularitysummit.com.au

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