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Published on: September 24, 2011

The Singularity Summit is the premier conference on the Singularity. As we get closer to the Singularity, each year’s conference is better than the last.

– Ray Kurzweil
CEO, Kurzweil Technologies

 

 

 



http://www.singularitysummit.com/program

The Singularity Summit Program

Day 1

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM – 8:10 AM Nathan Labenz: Welcome
8:10 AM – 9:00 AM Ray Kurzweil: “From Eliza to Watson to Passing the Turing Test”
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Stephen Badylak: “Regenerative Medicine: Possibilities and Potential”
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Sonia Arrison: “100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, From Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith”
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM – 11:15 PM Peter Thiel: “Back to the Future”
11:15 AM – 11:45 PM Robin Murphy
11:45 PM – 12:15 PM Michael Shermer: “Social Singularity: Transitioning from Civilization 1.0 to 2.0”
12:15 PM – 2:15 PM Lunch
2:15 PM – 2:45 PM Jason Silva: “The Undivided Mind” — Science and Imagination
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM Stephen Wolfram: “Computation and the Future of Mankind”
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM James McLurkin: “The Future of Robotics is Swarms: Why a Thousand Robots are Better than One”
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Christof Koch: “The Neurobiology and Mathematics of Consciousness”
4:45 PM – 5:15 PM Coffee Break
5:15 PM – 5:45 PM Casey Pieretti: “Better Than New – Better Than You”
5:45 PM – 6:15 PM Eliezer Yudkowsky: “Open Problems in Friendly Artificial Intelligence”
6:15 PM – 7:00 PM Max Tegmark: “The Future of Life: a Cosmic Perspective”
7:00 PM Closing

Day 2

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Alexander Wissner-Gross: “Planetary-Scale Intelligence”
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Sharon Bertsch McGrayne: “A History of Bayes’ Theorem”
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM David Brin: “So you want to make gods. Now why would that bother anybody?”
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Coffee Break
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Tyler Cowen: “The Great Stagnation”
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM Tyler Cowen and Michael Vassar Debate the Great Stagnation
11:15 AM – 11:45 PM John Mauldin
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM Riley Crane
12:15 PM – 2:15 PM Lunch
2:15 PM – 2:45 PM Dileep George & Scott Brown: “From Planes to Brains: Building AI the Wright Way”
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM Jaan Tallinn: “Balancing the Trichotomy: Individual vs. Society vs. Universe”
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Dan Cerutti: “Commercializing Watson”
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Ken Jennings: “The Human Brain in Jeopardy: Computers That “Think”
5:00 PM Closing

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