Lecture: Professor David Chalmers, "The Singularity: a Philosophical Analysis"

Past Event

10 May 2010, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Examination Schools
75-81 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BG

Professor David Chalmers, Australian National University

The technological "singularity", or I.J. Good's "intelligence explosion", is the rapid transition from greater-than-human artificial intelligence to superintelligence. I will set out and analyze the argument for an intelligence explosion, and will consider the forms that such an explosion might take. I will also consider resulting practical and philosophical issues. If a singularity is likely, what are the best strategies for ensuring a good outcome? Will systems in a post-singularity world be conscious? Can we be among them?

This event is jointly sponsored and organised by FHI and the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics