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Singularity Summit 2007: Memories

Guest post: This weekend I am at the Singularity Summit 2007 in San Francisco at the Palace of Fine Arts. About 800 people showed up to hear about the issues related to a future in which humans won't be the driving force in delivering scientific and technological innovations, eclipsed cognitively by "posthumans" or machine intelligences.

September 8, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Singularity Summit 2007: The view from never, never land

Guest post: This weekend I am at the Singularity Summit 2007 in San Francisco at the Palace of Fine Arts. About 800 people showed up to hear about the issues related to a future in which humans won't be the driving force in delivering scientific and technological innovations, eclipsed cognitively by "posthumans" or machine intelligences.

September 8, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Singularity Summit 2007: Open source Singularity

"If the singularity is in fact near, the fundamental tools of information, collaboration and access will be our best hope for making it happen in a way that spreads its benefits and minimizes its dangers -- in short, making it happen in a way that lets us be good ancestors.," said Jamais Cascio, an IEET (Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies) Fellow, during a presentation at the Singularity Summit 2007.

September 8, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Singularity Summit 2007: Dancing with Dr. Doom

Guest post: This weekend I am at the Singularity Summit 2007 in San Francisco at the Palace of Fine Arts. About 800 people showed up to hear about the issues related to a future in which humans won't be the driving force in delivering scientific and technological innovations, eclipsed cognitively by "posthumans" or machine intelligences.

September 8, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Singularity Summit 2007: The Pell iCan brief

Guest post: This weekend I am at the Singularity Summit 2007 in San Francisco at the Palace of Fine Arts. About 800 people showed up to hear about the issues related to a future in which humans won't be the driving force in delivering scientific and technological innovations, eclipsed cognitively by "posthumans" or machine intelligences.

September 8, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Singularity Summit 2007: Machine morality

Along with artificial intelligences comes the notion of machine morality, attempting to view intelligent machines with the best of human values. Machine morality--also know as friendly AI, artificial morality, roboethics and computational ethics--is an new field without much ground cultivated, according to Wendell Wallach, Lecturer at Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, who was speaking at the Singularity Summit 2007.

September 8, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Singularity Summit 2007: iPod of the future

Rodney Brooks is the Panasonic Professor of Robotics at MIT and CTO of iRobot. From 1997 - 2003 and from 2003 - 2007, respectively, he was Director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab and Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

September 8, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Singularity Summit 2007: It's about the money

AIs will compete with human for jobs, and more often get the job, according to Barney Pell, CEO of natural language search startup Powerset who was speaking at the Singularity Summit 2007.Unlike previous generations of AIs, which has more specialized functions covering a constrained domain, these entities have to be trainable, robust, social, general and affordable, he said.

September 8, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Singularity Summit 2007: A change is gonna come

Guest post: This weekend I am at the Singularity Summit 2007 in San Francisco at the Palace of Fine Arts. About 800 people showed up to hear about the issues related to a future in which humans won't be the driving force in delivering scientific and technological innovations, eclipsed cognitively by "posthumans" or machine intelligences.

September 8, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Sinularity Summit 2007: Will you still love me tomorrow?

 Guest post: This weekend I am at the Singularity Summit 2007 in San Francisco at the Palace of Fine Arts. About 800 people showed up to hear about the issues related to a future in which humans won't be the driving force in delivering scientific and technological innovations, eclipsed cognitively by "posthumans" or machine intelligences.

September 8, 2007 by Dan Farber

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