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Advancing Humanity Symposium at Stanford this coming Saturday (March 3, 2012)

From: Monica
Sent on: Monday, February 27, 2012 11:20 PM

The Stanford Transhumanist Association is thrilled to invite you to an incredible day of three thought-provoking panels. We have nine eminent speakers coming to campus to deliver jaw-dropping talks on the cutting-edge of human knowledge. Each will present a distinct perspective on how emerging technologies and disruptive innovation may sculpt the near future of humanity.

Social Technology - 10 AM to 12 PM

  • Gopi Kallayil (Google+) - Social Innovation through Social Media
  • Dr. Walter Greenleaf (Thrive Research) - Virtual Worlds and Avatar-Facilitated Therapy
  • Elizabeth Slavitt (Khan Academy) - The Online Classroom

Forecasting, Robotics, and AI - 1 PM to 3 PM

  • John Smart (Acceleration Studies Foundation) - Forecasting the Future
  • Marshall Brain (HowStuffWorks) - Effects of Robotics on the Workforce
  • Monica Anderson (Syntience) - Intuitive A.I.

Future of Medicine - 3 PM to 5 PM

  • Dr. Aubrey de Grey (SENS Foundation) - Life and Youth Extension
  • Dr. William Hurlbut (Stanford) - A Future for Humans, an Ethical Perspective
  • Dr. Babak Parviz (UWashington) - LED Contact Lenses, Biosensors, and Augmented Reality

Each speaker will present his/her ideas for 20 minutes, after which the panelists will answer questions for 30 minutes. We're grateful to have so many brilliant minds joining us for the day. The event is free and open to the public. Bring your friends!

When: Saturday, March 3,[masked]:00am until 5:00pm

Where: Braun Auditorium, Mudd Chemistry Building, 333 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA

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  • Syntience Inc.

    AI research company. Provides video equipment, time, and web space

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