• Rise of AI - the Future of Humanity

    Deutsches Technikmusem

    Dear Futurists, for 2017 we are planning something big. A full day conference to talk about the status of Artificial Intelligence, the Rise of Machines and its implications for us humans. Therefore I have invited AI entrepreneurs, investors, SciFi authors and politicians to speak and discuss with us. Details about program, speakers and mission you find here: Riseof.Ai (http://riseof.ai/) For all members of this group, I provide a 50 € discount on tickets if you use this link (http://www.eventbrite.de/e/rise-of-ai-the-future-of-humanity-tickets-27541727047?discount=meetup): http://www.eventbrite.de/e/rise-of-ai-the-future-of-humanity-tickets-27541727047?discount=meetup === entry only with eventbrite ticket === Best regards Fabian

  • Rise of AI - Human coexistence with Machines

    I would like to invite members of this group to our next Rise of AI - Human coexistence with Machines 18th August @ Betahaus Berlin. Please use following link to get one of the limited tickets: https://riseofai.eventbrite.de/?access=Berlin-Futurist We have 100 seats and it is invitation-only. For this event I have organized us two interesting speakers: Speaker #1 - Dr. Anish Mohammed - Path to Singularity: How Authentic Are Thoughts? Anish is a multi-disciplinarian who has worked as a medical doctor, bio-informatician and cryptographer. His research interests include AI and the ethics of AI. As a worthy Futurist, he is also a Singularity University alumnus. Follow him on Twitter (https://twitter.com/anishmohammed). Speaker #2 - Dr. Trent McConaghy - Reflections of a Recovering Bio-Narcissist on the Singularity (Or, Why Elon is Wrong) Trent is an AI researcher, blockchain engineer, entrepreneur and global citizen. After completing his PhD in electrical engineering, he worked for the Canadian Department of National Defense. Thereafter, 12 years ago, he started his first AI company. Currently, he is the founder of ascribe (http://ascribe.io/), Solido (http://www.solidodesign.com/) and BigchainDB (https://www.bigchaindb.com/). He has published several books, papers and holds 20 patents. Follow Trent on Twitter (https://twitter.com/trentmc0). Agenda 18:00 Registration and networking (you should come early) 19:00 Welcome & Introduction by your host Fabian Westerheide 19:20 Dr. Anish Mohammad 20:15 Dr. Trent McConaghy 21:15 Open end & discussions Talk to the speakers & other guests Rise of AI is more than just great talks by experienced speakers. It is about the people who share the same room, visions, passions and questions with you. After the talks, the speakers will be around for more personal questions. Take the opportunity to have great conversations with the other guests as well. Organizational details Affordable drinks can be purchased upstairs at the conference space, but we’re not sure if they serve food as well. Please eat before the event if you are hungry! The innospace is not easy to find. You have to enter the Betahaus, walk trough the café and then take the stairs to the 4th floor. There should be some signs. #RiseofAI is the official event hashtag - use it to share your thoughts and questions with @bootstrappingme @trentmc0 and @anishmohammed. If you missed the first Rise of AI, you can watch the Youtube recordings here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPxYmTW1SzAlist=PLxlhFlt716mJsRR3grvky3aRQKCrGXJAH). I am looking forward to meet you in August. www.riseof.ai (https://www.eventbrite.de/e/rise-of-ai-human-coexistence-with-machines-tickets-24985479241) Abtracts Dr. Anish Mohammed - Path to Singularity: How Authentic Are Thoughts? This talk will examine medium term challenges of ethics, authenticity, and privacy leading towards the Singularity. It will cover design of ethical of algorithms, which might help create more generalised AGIs. It will take a peek at the possible path of brain computer interfaces. It will discuss questions about authenticity of thoughts, and privacy of thoughts, that arise even before we get to full silicon existence. It will quickly survey technologies needed to enable a world with the properties described above Dr. Trent McConaghy - Reflections of a Recovering Bio-Narcissist on the Singularity (Or, Why Elon is Wrong)" I will describe the current most likely singularity scenario (AI waking up), why that is, and the forces catalyzing it (e.g. Google's biz plan). I will discuss the OpenAI approach of Elon Musk et al, its assumption (that we can actually regulate AI, or create friendly AI), why that assumption is mistaken, and therefore why it may actually be worse for humanity (catalyzes AI even more, without real protection on the downsides). Then I will talk about ways to frame what "humanity" actually is, and why our bio selves are not the essence of humanity, why it's rather the patterns of intelligence. In other words, it's the software not the substrate. I will point to 100 years in the future where no matter the route, the majority of intelligent entities will be thought patterns on silicon; and how "AI waking up" is only one path, and how that actually could be framed as a next evolution of "humanity", albeit not that palatable to us because our personal thought patterns don't continue. I will describe a couple other singularity scenarios that *do* preserve our thought patterns and which are therefore more happy scenarios: the Em scenario, and the BW++ scenario. I will describe the state of the art of tech behind each, and what we can do to give a better chance to one of these scenarios happening.

  • Rise of the AI - the Singularity may be closer than you think

    2016 we have the great opportunity to meet and exchange. All members of this group will get a Free-Singularity-Pass. The event will be announced beginning of next year. Theme: Artificial Intelligence Three guest speakers will talk about the status of AI, the potential and outlook. We can discuss, if there will be or not be a singularity. I invited every startup, investor or researcher to send me message, if you wish to present your idea or company to the guests. We have a special slot for that. More details will follow. Everyone is welcomed.

  • Haben wir die Singularity bereits erreicht? - Gründungstreffen Berlin Futurists

    Willkommen zum ersten Treffen der Berliner Futuristen. Ich lade herzlich zur Diskussion am[masked] im cbase ein. Agenda • Knappe Begrüßung von Fabian • Ziele und Vision dieser Gruppe • Kurzer Impulsvortrag von Fabian: "Haben wir die Singularity bereits erreicht?" • Diskussion aller anwesenden Mitglieder. Ein Gedanke - eine Minute. • Aufnahme weiterer Themen für nächste Treffen. • Organisatorisches • Ausklang Ich gebe unserem Treffen einen Rahmen (Ort, Zeit) und etwas Struktur. Ansonsten bin ich extrem neugierig mit euch allen gemeinsam zu diskutieren. Es gibt unzählige spannende Themen und wir alle haben einzigartige Perspektiven und Meinung. Jeder soll ein Gehör bekommen, wie er (oder sie) sich die Zukunft vorstellt. Jeder ist willkommen, der sich austauschen möchte über künstliche Intelligenz, Internet of Things, Posthumanismus, Roboter, gesellschaftlicher Wandel, SciFi, Raumzeit, das Universum. Ort Wir treffen uns in der Raumstation cbase (Main Hall). Es gemütlicher, historischer und futuristischer Ort - ideal für anregende Gespräche. Erwarte keine Reinlichkeit, doch dafür Inspiration. Sonstiges Getränke können an der Bar gekauft werden. Die Preise sind recht angenehm. Es gibt meines Wissens nach kein Essen zu erwerben. Stühle und Tische stehen in der Main Hall. Je nachdem wie viele wir erstmalig werden, setzen wir uns zusammen. Es soll keine Frontbeschallung werden. Wir treffen uns gegenüber der Bar in der Mitte des Raumes. Wer später dazu kommt, kann sich einfach mit einem Stuhl dazu gesellen. Die Event will be in German. However if enough english speakers express their wish for an english event, we can switch. Until then we go with the native language of the majority.