Here is an index of all Singularity Summit speeches.
- Todd Davies, Tyler Emerson, and Peter Thiel. Introduction to the Singularity Summit.
- Ray Kurzweil. The Singularity: a hard or soft takeoff?
- Douglas Hofstadter. Trying to muse rationally about the Singularity scenario.
- Nick Bostrom. Artificial Intelligence and existential risks.
- Sebastian Thrun. Toward human-level intelligence in autonomous cars.
- Cory Doctorow. Singularity or Dark Age?.
- K. Eric Drexler. Productive Nanosystems: Toward a Super-Exponential Threshold in Physical Technology.
- Max More. Cognitive and Emotional Singularities: Will Superintelligence come with Superwisdom?
- Christine Peterson. Bringing Humanity and the Biosphere through the Singularity
- John Smart. Searching for the Big Picture: Systems Theories of Accelerating Change
- Eliezer Yudkowsky. The Human Importance of the Intelligence Explosion.
- Bill McKibben. Being good enough.
- Ray Kurzweil. Follow up.
- Panel Discussion and Q&A.
- Panel Discussion and Q&A pt. 2.
- Tyler Emerson & Peter Thiel. Welcome and introduction.
- Rodney Brooks. The Singularity: A Period Not An Event.
- Eliezer Yudkowsky. Introducing the "Singularity": Three Major Schools of Thought.
- Barney Pell. Pathways to Advanced General Intelligence: Architecture, Development, and Funding.
- Wendell Wallach. Superstition and Forgetfulness - Two Essentials for Artificial General Intelligence.
- Barney Pell, Wendell Wallach, Sam Adams. First panel discussion.
- Jamais Cascio. Metaverse Singularity.
- Stephen M. Omohundro. The Nature of Self-Improving Artificial Intelligence.
- Peter Voss. Improved intelligence, improved life.
- Stephen M. Omohundro, Peter Voss. Second panel discussion.
- Neil Jacobstein. Innovative Applications of Early Stage AI.
- Ben Goertzel. Nine Years to a Positive Singularity - If We Really, Really Try.
- Paul Saffo. Machines of Loving Grace: Anticipating Advanced AI.
- Neil Jacobstein, Ben Goertzel, Paul Saffo. Third panel discussion.
- Peter Norvig. The history and future of technological change.
- J. Storrs Hall. Asimov's laws of robotics -- revised.
- Peter Thiel. Financial markets and the Singularity.
- Charles L. Harper, Jr. Superintelligence, the "Dilemma of Power," and the transformation of desire.
- J. Storrs Hall, Peter Thiel, Charles L. Harper, Jr. Third panel discussion.
- Steve Jurvetson. Dichotomy of designed and evolutionary paths to AI futures.
- Christine L. Peterson. Preparing for bizarreness: open source physical security.
- James Hughes. Waiting for the Great Leap...Forward?
- Eliezer Yudkowsky. The Challenge of Friendly AI.
- Christine L. Peterson, James Hughes, Eliezer Yudkowsky. A dialogue with Ray Kurzweil.
- Vernor Vinge and Bob Pisani. Conversation on the Singularity.
- Esther Dyson. 23andme and personal genomics.
- James Miller. Societal reactions to the Singularity.
- Eric Baum. AI and the problem of understanding.
- Dharmendra Modha. IBM's research into Whole Brain Emulation.
- Ben Goertzel. OpenCog -- an open source AGI project.
- Marshall Brain. Robotics and structural unemployment.
- Cynthia Breazeal. Social robots.
- Ray Kurzweil, Glen Zorpette and John Horgan. Debate on the Singularity.
- Pete Estep. The InnerSpace Foundation.
- Neil Gershenfeld. Alternate models of computing.
- Peter Diamandis. History of the X Prize Foundation and future X Prizes.
- Ray Kurzweil. Exponential progress in information technologies.
- Justin Rattner. Intel and the continuous of Moore's law.
- Nova Spivack. Collective intelligence and the emerging global brain.
- Michael Vassar. Introduction.
- Anna Salamon. Shaping the intelligence explosion.
- Anders Sandberg. Technical roadmap for whole brain emulation.
- Randal Koene. The time is now: as a species we need whole brain emulation.
- Itamar Arel. Technological convergence leading to artificial general intelligence.
- Ben Goertzel. Pathways to beneficial artificial general intelligence.
- Stuart Hameroff. Neural substrates of consciousness and the 'conscious pilot' model.
- David Chalmers. Simulation and the singularity.
- Gary Drescher. Choice machines, causality, and cooperation.
- Ed Boyden. Synthetic neurobiology: optically engineering the brain to augment its function.
- Marcus Hutter. Foundations of intelligent agents.
- William Dickens. Cognitive ability: past and future enhancements and implications.
- Ray Kurzweil. The ubiquity and predictability of the exponential growth of information technology.
- Bela Nagy. More than Moore: comparing forecasts of technological progress.
- Robin Hanson. How does society identify experts, and when does it work?
- Panel: Future of scientific method.
- Gregory Benford. Artificial biological selection for longevity.
- Ray Kurzweil. Critics of the singularity.
- Brad Templeton. The finger of AI: Automated electrical vehicles and oil independence.
- Gary Marcus. The fallibility and improvability of the human mind.
- Peter Thiel. Macroeconomics and singularity.
- Aubrey de Grey. The Singularity and the Methuselarity: similarities and differences.
- Thiel, Yudkowsky & de Grey panel: Changing the world.
- Anna Salamon. How much it matters to know what matters: A back of the envelope calculation.
- Gary Wolf. The petaflop macroscope.
- Eliezer Yudkowsky. Cognitive biases and giant risks.
- Jurgen Schmidhuber. Compression progress: The algorithmic principle behind curiosity and creativity.
- Thiel, Rose & Gorenberg Panel: Venture capitalism.
- Michael Nielsen. Quantum computing: What it is, what it is not, what we have yet to learn.
- Michael Nielsen. Collaborative networks in scientific discovery.
- Stephen Wolfram. Conversation on the singularity.
- Michael Vassar. The Darwinian method.
- Gregory Stock. Evolution of post-human intelligence.
- Ray Kurzweil. The mind and how to build one.
- Ben Goertzel. AI against aging.
- Steven Mann. Humanistic intelligence augmentation and mediation.
- Mandayam Srinivasan. Enhancing our bodies and evolving our brains.
- Brian Litt. The past, present and future of brain machine interfaces.
- Demis Hassabis. Combining systems neuroscience and machine learning: a new approach to AGI.
- Terry Sejnowski. Reverse-engineering brains is within reach.
- Dennis Bray. What cells can do that robots can't.
- Terry Sejnowski/Dennis Bray debate: Will we soon realistically emulate biological systems?.
- Ramez Naam. The digital biome.
- Lance Becker. Modifying the boundary between life and death.
- Ellen Heber-Katz. The MRL mouse - how it regenerates and how we might do the same.
- Shane Legg. Universal measures of intelligence.
- John Tooby. Can discovering the design principles governing natural intelligence unleash breakthroughs in AI?.
- Tooby, Goertzel, Yudkowsky & Legg panel. Narrow and General Intelligence.
- David Hanson. David Hanson: Why Characters Are Key to Friendly A.I..
- Irene Pepperberg. Irene Pepperberg: Nonhuman Intelligence: Where we are and where we're headed.
- James Randi. Is there such a thing as scientific consensus?
- Ray Kurzweil. From Eliza to Watson to passing the Turing Test.
- Stephen Badylak. Regenerative medicine: possibilities and potential.
- Sonia Arrison. 100 Plus: how the coming age of longevity will change everything, from careers and relationships to family and faith.
- Peter Thiel. Back to the future.
- James McLurkin. The future of robotics is swarms: why a thousand robots are better than one.
- Michael Shermer. Social Singularity: transitioning from civilization 1.0 to 2.0.
- Jason Silva. The 'Undivided Mind' — science and imagination.
- Stephen Wolfram. Computation and the future of mankind.
- Dmitry Itskov. Project 'Immortality 2045' -- Russian experience.
- Christof Koch. The neurobiology and mathematics of consciousness.
- Eliezer Yudkowsky. Open problems in friendly artificial intelligence.
- Max Tegmark. The future of life: a cosmic perspective.
- Alexander Wissner-Gross. Planetary-scale intelligence.
- Sharon Bertsch McGrayne. A History of Bayes theorem.
- David Brin. So you want to make gods. Now why would that bother anybody?
- Tyler Cowen. The Great Stagnation.
- Tyler Cowen & Michael Vassar. Debate on the Great Stagnation.
- John Mauldin. The endgame meets The millennium wave — why the economic crisis will be history as we create the future.
- Riley Crane. Rethinking communication.
- Dileep George and Scott Brown. From planes to brains: building AI the Wright way.
- Jaan Tallinn. Balancing the trichotomy: individual vs. society vs. universe.
- David Ferrucci. Watson AI perceptions.
- Dan Cerutti. Commercializing Watson.
- Ken Jennings. The human brain in Jeopardy: computers that 'think'.
Are people keen to have these in text format? I've transcribed a couple of them (it's one of the SIAI volunteer tasks) and I want to know if it's worth carrying on.
As before: Will more people please vote this up? I think we should be strongly reinforcing this kind of behavior.
Also: where is the text for the videos you've transcribed already?
I emailed the text to Ken Myers and he acknowledged it, but I don't know what happened to it. It doesn't seem to have appeared here yet (I've done 03 and 04 from 2009): http://www.singularityvolunteers.org/opportunities/transcription/videos
Some random thoughts about that page:
Ken has been busy. Can you please send them to luke [at] singularity.org?
Adding to what Luke said, which ones have you and haven't you transcribed? I'll transcribe others.
Damnit, now I've got semantic satiation on the word "transcribe".
I've been slowly working down the 2009 list in the order that they're listed here: http://www.singularityvolunteers.org/opportunities/transcription/videos
Doing them in popularity order might make more intuitive sense, but doing them sequentially might result in fewer collisions if multiple people are doing it simultaneously. See also my reply to lukeprog.
Edit: completed on 30-Jan-2012 (note deadline slip from 31-Dec-2011)
I'll commit to transcribing
by December 1, 2011. (Other transcribers should notice that I skipped one in this list; I want to start with talks I haven't already seen).
It would be best if there were some sort of official place to put intent to transcribe, but for now I'll edit this comment with my own intentions to transcribe those videos, with appropriate automatic removal and assumption that the work will never be done if it's not done by a date specified by the user.
Edited to add, December 6, 2011: Task was completed on time. Currently too busy to commit to more for a while.
If it's ok to NOT do them sequentially (I'd rather transcribe the ones I'm more interested in), I'll commit to transcribing
Where do we send the transcriptions when we are done?
Also, when doing the Bostrom video, I was able to "summarize"/re-word to almost 1/3 of the length (the way people talk isn't necessarily the easiest/quickest way to convey textual information in written form). It was a PITA, so I won't absolutely commit to doing it for the other vids, but would that be something people were interested in?
You can give me the transcriptions and I can post them somewhere when they're ready.
lukeprog said to send them to him. I can cc both of you, but I don't want to make coordination any more difficult than it needs to be :-)
I emailed Michael, and cc'd Luke, but...yeah, if you guys have a preference for who gets what?
Thanks! I tried to send one to you on here but the formatting (italics, new lines, etc) didn't copy. Should I send it without formatting, or email it to you (and if so, could you send me your email)?
I'm on the SIAI team page:
After some prompting I'm now going to be working on this again, starting from the most recent ones.
DONE 2011 Ray Kurzweil (From Eliza to Watson to passing the Turing Test) CURRENTLY WORKING ON 2011 Stephen Wolfram (Computation and the future of mankind)
I'm so glad that this exists now. Finally, an organized place for all the Summit videos, all on one page. Will it be updated in the future?
No, it will never be updated again. This page is only for 2006-2011 Summits, no others.
(Yes it will be updated, forgive my snarkiness :D )
Adding on to that, these three links seem to be broken because of a stray %0A:
Alexander Wissner-Gross. Planetary-scale intelligence.
Tyler Cowen & Michael Vassar. Debate on the Great Stagnation.
Dileep George and Scott Brown. From planes to brains: building AI the Wright way.
Nevermind retracting it, it's even more distracting now. -.-
If you retract and delete your own comments, the original could then be deleted - leaving things neat and tidy.
Wow. Thank you very much.
What happened to "David Brin" and "A History of Bayes' Theorem"?
Wonderfull resource to have!
Also I'm just wondering if you have any comment on the somewhat related questions I have about the availability of the summit talks.
Done. I am uploading the interviews as we speak. Holler @ me anytime!
Wow I wasn't expecting a response! :D
My ears are open to comments. (email@example.com) I am even willing to entertain the possibility of phone conversations if there is any particularly important information to convey.