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Foresight Conference 2010

Conference Schedule (preliminary)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

0008:15 AM    Registration and coffee
0008:45    J Storrs Hall, Foresight Institute
"Introduction and Welcome: 20 years of Foresight"
video
0009:00    Larry Millstein, Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, PC
"Sequencing Single DNA Molecules"
video        slides (7.3 MB PDF)
0009:45    Hod Lipson, Cornell University
"Adaptive and Self-Reflective Systems"
video
0010:30    Break
0010:45    Feynman Prize Presentation, Foresight Institute
to Oscar Custance, Masayuki Abe, Yoshiaki Sugimoto, and Robert Freitas Jr
and Communication Prize Presentation, Foresight Institute to the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
video
0011:00    Oscar Custance, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
"Experimental Demonstrations of Mechanosynthesis"
video        slides (20 MB PDF)
0011:45    Ralph Merkle, IMM, Nanofactory Collaboration
""The Contributions of Robert Freitas to Molecular Nanotechnology""
video        slides (10.8 MB PDF)
0012:30    Lunch
0002:00    J Storrs Hall, Foresight Institute
"Roadmaps to Nanotech and AGI"
video        slides (1.4 MB PDF)
0002:45    Kartik Gada, Reliance GP
"Uplifting One Billion People in Ten Years"
video
0003:30    Break
0004:00    Paul Saffo, Stanford University
"Profiles of the Future"
video
0004:45    Brad Templeton, Foresight, EFF
"Revolutionizing Transportation with AI"
video
0007:30 - 9:30    Senior Associate Reception
  • Free for Senior Associates and one guest. Register early -- maximum of 40 attendees!
  • Cost for non-Senior Associates and additional guests is $50 per person. (Guests may choose to have their fees applied toward Senior Associate dues.)
The reception will feature the first in-person debate between Robin Hanson and blogger Mencius Moldbug about futarchy, a subject on which fur has flown over the blogosphere.
video
  

Sunday, January 17, 2010

0008:15 AM    Registration and Coffee
0008:45    Brian Wang, Next Big Future .com
"Timing Emergence and Convergence of High Impact Technologies"
video        slides (6 MB PDF)
0009:30    Michael Anissimov, Singularity Institute for AI
"Don't Fear the Singularity, but Be Careful: Friendly AI Design"
video
0010:15    Break
0010:45    Robin Hanson, George Mason University
"Economics of Nanotech and AI"
video        slides (11.3 MB PDF)
0011:30    David Friedman, Santa Clara University
"Economics of Nanotech and AI"
video
0012:15    Lunch
0002:00    Monica Anderson, Syntience
"A New Direction in AI Research"
video
0002:45    Salim Ismail, Singularity University
"Preparing Humanity for Accelerating Technological Change"
video        slides (6.6 MB PDF)
  

 

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