Public Lectures

CHAST Lecture – The Singularity: A Philosophical Analysis

What happens when machines become more intelligent than humans? Some have proposed that a 'singularity' will ensue: machines will design more intelligent machines in turn, and there will be a rapid spiral to superintelligence. Professor David Chalmers will analyse the argument for an intelligence explosion, and will also analyse resulting practical and philosophical issues. How, if it all, can we control the impact of superintelligence in a simulated world on our world? Will systems in a post-singularity world be conscious? Can we be among them? More info here.
When 5:30 p.m., 27th May
Where Old Geology Theatre, Edgeworth David Geology Building, University of Sydney

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