Summary Links to the Entire Summit
The best of the 2010Singularity Summit
Shane legg has developed a formula and program that generates a continuous intelligence measurement for rating algorithms and systems This has the potential to more objectively guide the improvement of AI and algorithms.
Goertzel is using AI techniques to figure out useful things about the Genescient long lived flies.
Lance Becker on using cold and chemical cocktails to enable you to survive having no oxygen to your brain for hours instead of four minutes
The talk was not good but the work has big potential. Anita Goel is harnessing DNA polymerase in devices for rapid sequencing and as actuators.
Details on regenerating mice. Does not appear to be close to being applied to humans, although other DARPA regeneration work might be
Eliezer – simplified ethics
Ramez Naam the possibility of using advanced biotech to fix global warming and food and other issues
Jose Cordeiro has an overview of the future of energy
Lower end talks
James Randi – no such thing as scientific consensus – getting fooled and fooling yourself. Entertaining but not especially relevant or important.
Gregory Stock now believes the singularity could happen but human values will not survive. I disagree with his argument. It is too general to make a convincing case
A panel on narrow and general AI. Not very illuminating
Tooby talks about evolutionary biology and tries to connect it to AI. Boring and impenetratable.
Irene Pepperberg has smart parrots and chimps and parrots are about equal to 6 year old humans in many cognitive capabilities
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