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Liveblogging the Singularity Summit 2007 – Day Two – afternoon

During the lunch R.U. Sirius interviewed Kevin Kelly. I am looking forward to listen to that podcast soon. 13.06 Michael Lindsay X-Prize Foundation shows a video on the X Prize Foundation, which funded the prize for private space travel won by Burt Rutan’s SpaceShip One team. The foundation is expanding in new areas and Michael …

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Liveblogging the Singularity Summit 2007 – Day One – afternoon

15.00 Jamais Cascio – The Metaverse (is being skipped?! or maybe speaking later?) Actually looking through the Google Blogsearch links I myself provided in the previous post, I saw that Jamais has already posted the full text of his speech. I guess I will list just a few sentences here and there that strike me …

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Liveblogging the Singularity Summit 2007 – Day One – morning

We got the power supply issues solved, and the wifi is also now working well thanks to the great help from the organizers. 09.40 Peter Thiel, Clarium Capital introducing the Summit: “The 21st Century is going to be far more greater, and/or far more terrible then the 20th Century. We are here to make sure …

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Singularity on the front page

The ‘San Francisco Chronicle‘ has a front page article dedicated to the Singularity Summit, entitled “When Machines Think“. Is it a good thing when a meme enters the mainstream? Is the meme of Singularity ready for the exposure?

Computer security and AGI

That spam filters would be the first computer systems to wake up, has been a part of the AI lore for some time. There is a steep evolutionary trajectory forced upon the algorithms by the relentless pressure of incoming spam adapting itself to changing conditions. At the same time, the complex system made up by …

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Joining SIAI and participating in the Singularity Summit

Image by David Trowbridge This spring I joined the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence (SIAI). After having followed Ray Kurzweil‘s, Eliezer Yudkowsky‘s, and Ben Goertzel‘s work for some time, it is my opinion that the institute that they are directing, together with Tyler Emerson, Bruce Klein, and others, is one of the most important today, …

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