The Singularity Summit Australia in 2011 was a great success, with the premiere of Transcendent Man (in Australia) on Friday (19th Aug), and two twelve hour days on Saturday and Sunday (20th-21st Aug).
Ben delivered two talks, one on “Artificial General Intelligence – Roadmaps”, and another on “Genomics, AI and Experimental Evolution”. (Videos will be up on youtube soon).
As well as Ben Goertzel, the lineup included renowned presenters including popular scientist and physicist Lawrence Krauss, philosopher David Chalmers, philosopher Alan Hájek, AI theorist and ethicist Kevin B. Korb (IEEE), AI guru Steve Omohundro, and AI engineer James Newton-Thomas.
The Singularity Summit’ was part of National Science Week in Melbourne – it gave Aussies the opportunity to engage with today’s leading experts on emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics. The summit also explored the important ethical and philosophical dimensions of the Singularity.