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The Singularity Summit is the annual conference of the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence. It was started in 2006 at Stanford University by Ray Kurzweil, Eliezer Yudkowsky, and Peter Thiel, and the subsequent summits in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 have been held in San Francisco, San Jose, New York, San Francisco, and New York, respectively. Past speakers have included Nick Bostrom, Eric Drexler, Douglas Hofstadter, Ray Kurzweil, Peter Thiel, Sebastian Thrun, Sam Adams, Rodney Brooks, Peter Norvig, Barney Pell, Marshall Brain, Justin Rattner, Ben Goertzel, Peter Diamandis, Max More, David Chalmers, Stephen Wolfram, Gregory Benford, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Robin Hanson, Anders Sandberg, Juergen Schmidhuber, Aubrey de Grey, Cory Doctorow, Max Tegmark, Michael Shermer, and Alex Wissner-Gross.
There has also been spinoff conferences in Melbourne, Australia in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Previous speakers include David Chalmers, Lawrence Krauss, Gregory Benford, Ben Goertzel, Steve Omohundro, Hugo de Garis, Marcus Hutter, Mark Pesce, Stelarc and Randal A. Koene.
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- Official website
- The Singularity Summit at Stanford, 2006
- The Singularity Summit Australia, 2012
- The Singularity Summit Australia, 2011
- The Singularity Summit Australia, 2010
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