Intelligence Transformed

A few years back, a computer  won a chess match against the world’s most highly rated player.

More recently, a computer beat a pair of highly skilled human competitors on the game show Jeopardy! IBM, the company responsible for building both of these remarkable machines, announced that Watson, the computer that won on Jeopardy!, is (in effect) going to medical school. Machine intelligence is evolving rapidly.

The questions this raises are both simple and powerful:

How long until machine intelligence reaches the level of human intelligence?

How long, after that, before human / machine intelligence reaches a level far beyond anything seen or imagined before?

A panel of futurists and AI experts join us to discuss the coming intelligence explosion.

Join Us:

July 27, 2011

7 PM PDT / 10 PM EDT

Our Panelists:

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Ben Goertzel

Ben Goertzel (goertzel.org) is founder and CEO of two computer science firms Novamente LLC (novamente.net) and Biomind LLC (biomind.com), and Chairman of the non-profit futurist organization Humanity+ (humanityplus.org). He has served as a university faculty in several departments of mathematics, computer science and cognitive science, in the US, Australia and New Zealand; and now leads …

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Carl Shulman

Carl Shulman is a Research Fellow at the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence, where his research focuses on the possible consequences of different routes to machine intelligence, and the use of currently available data, e.g. from evolutionary history, to better estimate their feasibility.  Previously, he worked at Clarium Capital Management, a global macro hedge fund, …

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Greg "SurfDaddy" Campbell

Greg “Surfdaddy” Campbell is a reporter for KurzweilAI News and regular contributor to H+ Magazine and Acceler8or. He also works in IT as a test engineer on web‐based adaptive educational assessment software that implements Bayesian item response algorithms. He started his career as an environmental scientist working on a database of bioindicators for the Army …

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James Hughes

James Hughes Ph.D., the Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, is a bioethicist and sociologist at Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut where he teaches health policy and serves as Director of Institutional Research and Planning. He holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of Chicago, where he also taught bioethics …

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