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
Brian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Anti-aging Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology.
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