Entries by Adam Ford

Speaker: Andrew Dun

Andrew Dun, former philosophy graduate student. Andrew’s work in the philosophy of mind is accompanied by an ongoing interest in the social and cultural impacts of emerging technologies. Andrew’s philosophical work relates to the ontology consciousness. Andrew proposes the view that the relationship between physical and phenomenal properties is one of mutual representation, rather than […]

Speaker: Peter Ellerton

PhD Candidate in Educational Philosophy Peter is director of the University of Queensland Critical Thinking Project. His research focuses on the nature and teaching of critical thinking. He has worked for many years as a curriculum head of science, mathematics and philosophy in high schools and is a consultant to the International Baccalaureate Organisation in […]

Panel: Communicating (and understanding) future technologies in medicine

Panel Discussion: Communicating (and understanding) future technologies in medicine   ASC-Victoria is bringing together a panel of biomed researchers at the conference to look at how to responsibly communicate discoveries in medicine. As technology changes the world, how do we keep the public on side? How do we communicate the potential of transformative technologies without […]

Conference Chair: Adam Ford

Adam A. Ford is a director on the board of Humanity+, and is founder and president of  H+ Australia. He organised the first Singularity Summit outside the USA apart from the main ones done by the Singularity Institute. He has organized numerous conferences around science and technology, aimed at shaping the likelihood of a favorable […]

Speaker: Scott Watkins

Dr Watkins was born in Sydney, Australia and completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. In December 2000, Dr Watkins moved to the United Kingdom to take up a Postdoctoral Fellowship with Dr Victor Christou at the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory of […]

Speaker: Lloyd Hollenberg

Professor Lloyd Hollenberg works on theoretical quantum computing and information (Quantum computing, quantum information, qubit system modelling and control, alogorithm, quantum error correction, single electron transistor), as well as theory and implementation of quantum technology, including: quantum computer architectures, Quantum information processing, and Quantum communications systems. He is Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council […]

Quantum reality bytes: the dawning age of quantum information technology – Lloyd Hollenberg

Abstract: Professor Hollenberg will give a quick intro to quantum mechanics, followed by quantum computing, quantum communication, and quantum sensing in biology. This talk will explore the strange and beautiful world of Quantum Mechanics – multiple realities, absolute uncertainty, quantum computation, quantum communication and quantum sensing. Amazingly, with rapidly improving abilities to control single atoms […]

Speaker: David Pearce

David Pearce will be speaking at – he is a British utilitarian philosopher who believes and promotes the idea that there exists a strong ethical imperative for humans to work towards the abolition of suffering in all sentient life. His book-length internet manifesto The Hedonistic Imperative outlines how technologies such as genetic engineering, nanotechnology, pharmacology, […]

Marcus Hutter – Universal Artificial Intelligence

Last year I did a series of interviews with Marcus Hutter while he was down in Melbourne for the Singularity Summit Australia 2012. Marcus will also be speaking at the [highlight]Science, Technology & the Future conference in Melbourne on Nov 30 – Dec 1 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.[/highlight] Hutter uses Solomonoff’s inductive inference as a […]

Science, Technology & the Future – Big Data: Nov 30 – Dec 1 2013, Melbourne Australia

Science, Technology & the Future: Nov 30 – Dec 1 2013, Melbourne Australia What will the future be like? Right now, the technologies that we use to understand the world are in the process of a major transformation. Almost every field of knowledge is generating vast quantities of data, requiring unprecedented computing power and intelligent […]