Chalmers Singularity Lecture

David Chalmers' Singularity lecture: resources available

On Monday 10 May, 2010, Professor Chalmer's delivered a well-attended lecture  on "The Singularity: a Philosophical Analysis" at an event jointly sponsored by FHI and the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics.

Abstract:  The technological "singularity", or I.J. Good's "intelligence explosion", is the rapid transition from greater-than-human artificial intelligence to superintelligence. I will set out and analyze the argument for an intelligence explosion, and will consider the forms that such an explosion might take. I will also consider resulting practical and philosophical issues. If a singularity is likely, what are the best strategies for ensuring a good outcome? Will systems in a post-singularity world be conscious? Can we be among them?

Please note, these resources are taken from an earlier presentation of this lecture (2009).

PowerPoint:  http://consc.net/papers/singularity.ppt

Video: http://www.vimeo.com/7320820.

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