Speaker: Sam Adams
Sam Adams is a research engineer at IBM. He discussed the Joshua Blue Project that ran from 2000 through 2002. The project was intended apply lessons learned in human toddler development to AGI development. Even toddlers have the ability to accomplish many tasks that are hard problems for AGI. With this in mind, researchers attempted…
Speaker: Barney Pell
Barney Pell, founder and CEO of Powerset, a semantic search engine set to launch this month, spoke about the paths toward AGI. He emphasized that most AI research has not been devoted to general intelligence, due to a variety of reasons. What framework will be required for the development of AGI? Pell suggested that we…
Speaker: Eliezer Yudkowsky
Eliezer Yudkowsky, a researcher attempting to create “Friendly” AI, spoke about the three major schools of thought regarding the Technological Singularity: Accelerating Change – technology trends follow exponential growth Event Horizon – minds that are smarter than humans, including human brain enhancement, interfaces, and even AGI Intelligence Explosion – improving intelligence using technology in a…
First Speaker: Dr. Rodney Brooks
Dr. Rodney Brooks opened the Singularity Summit 2007 with a summary of concepts related to the Singularity, robotics, and artificial general intelligence. He then talked about his work at iRobot and MIT, including the success of Roomba, visual attention systems in robots like KISMET, and upcoming robots that interact with their environments. He presented video…
Singularity Summit 2007 Introduction
The drive from Tucson, Arizona to San Francisco, CA is about 1460 kilometers (907 miles) long and takes about 14 hours. During that time, a driver makes many decisions, many of them consciously, many of them not. Operating the vehicle becomes nearly automatic after years of practice, but years of practice make traffic, construction, and…
Conference Coverage 2007
H+ members will soon be attending three upcoming conferences: Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS), Third Conference The Singularity Summit 2007 Challenges & Opportunities: The Future of Nano & Bio Technologies We now plan to cover these events via Frontier Channel, with live, or near-live posts throughout these events! More details soon.
Star Trek: New Voyages – “World Enough and Time”
There is in fact not world enough or time for me to express just how much I love the latest episode of Star Trek: New Voyages, the continuing adventures of the classic USS Enterprise crew in a fan-tastic fourth season. “World Enough and Time” now stands proudly with the very best episodes of Star Trek.
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