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January 17, 2010

All liveblogging links and Salim Ismail on Preparing Humanity for Accelerating Technological Change

Preparing Humanity for Accelerating Technological Change

This was the last of the live articles from the Foresight 2010: the Synergy of Molecular Manufacturing and AGI. I will clean these up today and add some articles on my own presentation from Sunday morning, which I did not have time to liveblog because I was busy presenting.

The first speaker was Larry Millstein who is speaking on Sequencing Single DNA molecules.

Foresight 2010 Conference speaker Hod Lipson of Cornell University - Adaptive and Self Reflective Systems

There was a presentation of Feynamann prize awards.

Oscar Custance winner of the 2009 experimental Feynmann prize presents his work on the experimental demonstration of mechanosynthesis

Ralph Merkle presented the contributions of Robert Freitas

Roadmaps Nanotechnology and AI by J Storrs Hall

Kartik Gada of Reliance GP discusses uplifting one billion people in ten years

Paul Saffo discussed his ideas on what he sees a growing split between engineers and druids

Brad Templeton extends his coverage on robocars

In the evening there was a debate on Futarchy between Hanson and Moldbug

I will have my articles covering and extending my presentation up later today.

My Foresight 2010 presentation slides and some discussion on what I was talking about. There will be more articles on aspects of my talk perhaps today but throughout the rest of this week.

Michael Anissimov on Friendly AI

Robin Hanson deepens his economics of nanotech and AI (which revisits his historic and future growth modes concept)

David Friedman of Santa Clara university gives his view of the economics of nanotech and AI

Monica Anderson of Syntience discusses her work on Artificial Intuition

The remainder of this article was the presentation by Salim Ismail on the Singularity University.


Salim is discussing the Singularity University

Previous articles here covered the Singularity university.

A goal of the Singularity University is to catalyze projects that could possibly help 1 Billion People in Under Ten Years.

Singularity University curriculum

The curriculum will be broken out into 10 tracks as follows:

* future studies and forecasting
* networks and computing systems
* biotechnology and bioinformatics
* nanotechnology
* medicine, neuroscience and human enhancement
* AI, robotics, and cognitive computing
* energy and ecological systems
* space and physical sciences
* policy, law and ethics
* finance and entrepreneurship.




The team projects from the first semester include the following reports:

* One Global Voice leverages mobile phone proliferation to accelerate economic development. It envisions a platform that will provide a set of modular programming tools accessible through a web portal, empowering individuals to create applications empowering education and commerce, linking together the developed and developing worlds. (Facebook via SMS)

* Gettaround addresses how an intelligent transportation grid can positively affect energy usage and slow climate change, as people value access over ownership of cars. The first step to the grid, Gettaround is a marketplace for peer-to-peer leasing of under-utilized car hours. It enables car owners to derive revenue from their idle cars, and for renters to have easy access to cars – affordably and conveniently.

* ACASA focuses on advances in rapid, additive manufacturing technologies to construct affordable and customizable housing in the developing world. Cost-efficient, environmentally sustainable solutions have the potential to create a transformative new paradigm for improving housing construction using local resources.

* XIDAR considers a new paradigm for disaster response, allowing users to overcome the communications network problems typical of crisis situations. The project enables innovative solutions to facilitate evacuation, medical triage and aid during natural disasters.

40 students in 2009 session
80 students in 2010 session




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