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October 13, 2012

Liveblogging the Singularity Summit

I liveblogging the Singularity Summit in San Francisco. The program is here

9 – 9:10am      Opening and Introduction                Nathan Labenz
9:10 – 10:10pm  How Different People Think Differently  Temple Grandin
10:10 – 10:30am Thiel Fellow Lightning Talks            Noor Siddiqui, Laura Deming, Christopher Olah, James Koppel


11:15 – 11:30am Rationality and the Future: Why a better world tomorrow requires better cognition today  Julia Galef
11:30 – noon    The Singularity: Promise and Peril     Luke Muehlhauser
2:00 – 2:30pm   Personal Genomics                      Linda Avey
2:30 – 3:00pm   A History of Violence                  Steven Pinker  
3:30 – 4:30pm   How to Create a Mind                   Ray Kurzweil
4:30 – 5:00pm   Closing                                Nathan Labenz
5:00 – 7:00pm   Reception

Day II: Emerging Technologies and Science
9 – 9:30am      Remote Q&A with Daniel Kahneman       Daniel Kahneman
9:30 – 10:00am  Artificial Intelligence and the Barrier of Meaning  Melanie Mitchell
10:00 – 10:30am Our Viral Future  Carl Zimmer  
11:00 – 11:30am  A Tsunami of Life: The Extraordinary Society of Emulated Minds  Robin Hanson
11:30 – noon    Why Now? A Quest in Metaphysics       Jaan Tallinn
2:00 – 2:30pm   Your Health, Your Data, Your Choices  John Wilbanks
2:30 – 3:00pm   How We’re Predicting AI               Stuart Armstrong  
3:30 – 4:00pm   Who’s Afraid of First Movers?         Vernor Vinge
4:00 – 4:30pm   Channeling the Flood of Data          Peter Norvig

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