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Singularity Summit this weekend

Singularity Summit logoThe 2010 Singularity Summit takes place this weekend in San Francisco with an exciting lineup of speakers including Shane Legg, Irene Pepperberg, Ray Kurzweil, and the Institute’s own Michael Vassar and Eliezer Yudkowsky. The primary focus seems to be on the emergence of new bio and AI technology and the evolution of intelligence. It should be a fascinating conference. If you aren’t able to make it, stay tuned for links to videos of some of the talks.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-06

The Singularity: talking in pirate vs. pastrami on rye # Robert Anton Wilson on Moore's Law. And a lot of scrolling pyramids # New site for ACCELERATION- a documentary in production w/Singularity themes-thx for support/feedback # Powered by Twitter Tools

Singularity 101

Looking for a quick way to understand the Singularity? Perhaps "quick" may be a little bit of an overstatement, but GOOD online magazine has a fairly easy to access series that, penned in part by the Singularity Institute's Michael Anissimov, can bring you up to speed.

Machine Learning – The Complete Stanford Course

Want to learn more about Machine Learning- a lot more? Check out this course from Stanford's Engineering Department. All 20 sessions are available on YouTube. Hint: Math is helpful.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-07-31

Jaron Lanier on the Singularity # Plan to head back to San Francisco in a couple weeks for Singularity Summit. Still ironing out details but dm me if you're around! # Powered by Twitter Tools

Dreaming of an Artificial Intelligence

Jaron Lanier has a recent 'anti-Singularity' Op-Ed in the New York Times. This Bloggingheads episode from 2008 features Eliezer Yudkowsky (Less Wrong, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence) and Jaron Lanier (tech visioneer, author of You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto)

Too banal for science fiction

Corey Doctorow introduces us to Rudy Rucker, who has taken the novel step of creating specifically non-Singularity-themed science fiction plots to break up the monotony. In other words, it is rather challenging for SF creators to imagine a world in which technology does not take over. Of course, we were promised flying cars.

The Singularity- not a bean can buy

How Much it Matters to Know What Matters: A Back of the Envelope Calculation from Singularity Institute on Vimeo. Anna Salamon of the Singularity Institute explains why putting resources into planning for the Singularity is statistically rational.

Is your intelligence accelerating?

Welcome to, the internet connection to the documentary ACCELERATION which is currently in development/early production.  As the film is made and released, this site will be a way to connect and to share information about the ideas around the Singularity and where the acceleration of technology is heading. Please take a minute to join our mailing list to get information →