Singularity Summit

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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[1][2] 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. Some speakers have included Sebastian Thrun, Sam Adams, Rodney Brooks, Barney Pell, Marshall Brain, Justin Rattner, Peter Diamandis, Stephen Wolfram, Gregory Benford, Robin Hanson, Anders Sandberg, Juergen Schmidhuber, Aubrey de Grey, Max Tegmark, and Michael Shermer.

There have 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.


The first Singularity Summit took place in 2006 at Stanford University.


Todd Davies, Tyler Emerson, Peter Thiel, Nick Bostrom, Bill McKibben, Christine Peterson, Max More, K. Eric Drexler, John Smart, Cory Doctorow, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Ray Kurzweil, Sebastian Thrun, Douglas Hofstadter.


The second Singularity Summit took place in 2007 in San Francisco.


Tyler Emerson, Peter Thiel, Christine L. Peterson, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Ray Kurzweil, J. Storrs Hall, Steve Jurvetson, Peter Thiel, Barney Pell, Wendell Wallach, Sam Adams: Peter Voss, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Paul Saffo, Jamais Cascio, Ben Goertzel, Barney Pell, Christine L. Peterson, Stephen M. Omohundro, Peter Voss, Charles L. Harper Jr., Wendell Wallach, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Peter Norvig, Stephen M. Omohundro, Rodney Brooks, Neil Jacobstein, Ben Goertzel, Paul Saffo, J. Storrs Hall, Peter Thiel, Charles L. Harper Jr, James Hughes, Neil Jacobstein, Sam Adams






The 2012 Singularity Summit took place on October 13-14, at Nob Hill Masonic Center, San Francisco.


Stuart Armstrong, Linda Avey, Laura Deming, Julia Galef, Temple Grandin, Robin Hanson, Daniel Kahneman, James Koppel, Ray Kurzweil, Nathan Labenz, Melanie Mitchell, Luke Muehlhauser, Peter Norvig, Christopher Olah, Steven Pinker, Noor Siddiqui, Jaan Tallinn, Vernor Vinge, John Wilbanks, Carl Zimmer



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  1. ^ Abate, Tony (May 12, 2006). "Smarter than thou? Stanford conference ponders a brave new world with machines more powerful than their creators". San Francisco Chronicle. p. D1. Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ Taylor, Chris (June 14, 2006). "Readying a radical business plan". Business 2.0 Magazine (CNN). Retrieved March 10, 2012. 

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