Day 1: The Future of Human Evolution 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration starts. Breakfast served outside the hotel by Boudin 9:00 AM - 9:05 AM Sean McCabe: Introduction 9:05 AM - 9:40 AM Michael Vassar: The Darwinian Method 9:45 AM - 10:25 AM Gregory Stock: Evolution of Post-Human Intelligence 10:25 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee Break 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ray Kurzweil: The Mind and How to Build One 12:05 PM - 12:40 PM Ben Goertzel: AI Against Aging 12:40 PM - 2:10 PM Lunch: Served by Boudin outside the hotel 2:10 PM - 2:45 PM Steven Mann: Extending ourselves with technology 2:50 PM - 3:20 PM Mandayam Srinivasan: Replacing our bodies 3:25 PM - 4:10 PM Brian Litt: The past, present and future of brain machine interface 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM Demis Hassabis: Combining systems neuroscience and machine learning: a new approach to AGI 4:50 PM - 5:15 PM Coffee Break 5:20 PM - 5:45 PM Terry Sejnowski: Reverse-engineering brains is within reach 5:50 PM - 6:15 PM Dennis Bray: What Cells Can Do That Robots Can't 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM Sejnowski/Bray debate: Will we soon realistically emulate biological systems? 7:00 PM Closing
Day 2: Why and How We Should Solve the World’s Problems 9:00 AM - 9:35 AM Eliezer Yudkowsky: Simplified Humanism and Positive Futurism 9:40 AM - 10:15 AM Ramez Naam: The Digital Biome 10:15 AM - 10:40 AM Coffee and bagels served by Boudin 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM Lance Becker: Modifying the Boundary between Life and Death 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Ellen Heber-Katz: The MRL mouse - how it regenerates and how we might do the same 11:50 AM - 12:35 PM Anita Goel: Rapid diagnostics and sensing with nanofluidics 12:35 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch 2:00 PM - 2:35 PM Shane Legg: Universal measures of intelligence 2:40 PM - 3:15 PM John Tooby: Can discovering the design principles governing natural intelligence unleash breakthroughs in artificial intelligence? 3:20 PM - 4:00 PM Tooby, Goertzel, Yudkowsky & Legg panel: Narrow and General Intelligence 4:00 PM - 4:25 PM Break 4:25 PM - 4:55 PM David Hanson: Emotionally Intelligent Machines 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM TBD 5:35 PM - 6:10 PM Irene Pepperberg: Nonhuman Intelligence: Where we are and where we're headed 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM James Randi: Is there such a thing as scientific consensus? 7:00 PM Closing
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