[sl4] Singularity Summit 2010: Futurist Conference in San Francisco

From: Michael Anissimov (michaelanissimov@gmail.com)
Date: Tue Jun 29 2010 - 21:39:52 MDT

Hi all,

Just a reminder that you have until tomorrow to
register<http://www.singularitysummit.com/program> for
the Singularity Summit 2010 before the prices go up from $485 to $585. The
event is being held at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, on August 14-15.
 There are discounted hotel
the Hyatt available.

Why is the Summit
a transhumanist/Singularity conference? Because we (carefully) spend a lot
of money making it as perfect of an event as possible. In the Bay Area,
costs are especially high. In many industries, conference fees of around
$500 are very typical. This is just transhumanism achieving a level of
professionalism consistent with other established areas of study.

Who is speaking? Ray Kurzweil, of course. Besides Ray, there will be
renowned skeptic James Randi, animal intelligence pioneer Irene Pepperberg,
evolutionary psychology co-founder John Tooby, over a dozen other scientists
presenting on their cutting-edge work, and talks from Michael Vassar,
Eliezer Yudkowsky, and Ben Goertzel.
*Dr. Anita Goel, a leader in the field of bionanotechnology, Founder & CEO,
Nanobiosym, Inc.*
*Prof. Steven Mann, augmented reality pioneer, professor at University of
Toronto, "world's first cyborg"*
*Dr. Gregory Stock, bioethicist and biotech entrepreneur, author of Engineering
Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future*
*Dr. Ellen Haber-Katz, a professor at the Wistar Institute who studies
rapid-regenerating mice*
*Mandayam Srinivasan, Senior Research Scientist, MIT TouchLab*
*Dr. Joe Z. Tsien, scholar at the Medical College of Georgia, who created a
strain of "Doogie Mouse" with twice the memory of average mice
**Eliezer Yudkowsky*, research fellow with the Singularity Institute
*Shane Legg*, Postdoctoral Fellow, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit,
University College London
*Demis Hassabis*, *Postdoctoral Fellow, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience
Unit, University College London*
*Terry Sejnowsky, Computational Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Institute*
*Dennis Bray, Emeritus Professor, University of Cambridge*
*Brian Litt, MD,* Associate Professor of Neurology and Neuroengineering,
Litt Lab
*Lance Becker*, Director, Penn Center for Resuscitation Science
*Michael Vassar*, president of the Singularity Institute
*David Hanson*, CEO of Hanson Robotics, creator of the world's most
realistic humanoid robots
*Demis Hassabis*, research fellow at the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience
Unit at the University of London

Think of it as a scientific/futurist-focused version of TED. For more info,
here's a press release <http://www.singularitysummit.com/media>. Last
year's Summit was covered by *Popular Science, Popular Mechanics*, and
science journalist Carl Zimmer. The full video from last year's Singularity
Summit is available on Vimeo <http://www.vimeo.com/siai/videos/sort:oldest>.
 More recently, there was a feature
article<http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/13/business/13sing.html?scp=2&sq=merely%20human/&st=Searchsl4] Singularity Summit 2010: Futurist Conference in San Francisco
the Singularity movement in the *New York Times*. Promotional
banners<http://www.singularitysummit.com/media/banners> are
also available for the event.

Attend, and support the Singularity movement in the eyes of the public and
many esteemed scientists, and experience a wonderful networking opportunity.

If you are coming, let me know and maybe we can meet at the event.

Media Director, Summit Organizer
Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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