How is intelligence likely to develop in the future? What are the most promising approaches to machine intelligence? What is the reality behind the claims made for "deep learning" and "big data"? Is forthcoming superintelligent AI something to be feared? Can improved intelligence be applied to improve personal and global health and longevity?
These are just some of the topics being covered in the Computational Intelligence Unconference UK, which London Futurists is pleased to support.
To obtain a ticket for this conference, please visit the website for CIU UK (http://ciunconference.org/uk/2014/index.php). A number of free tickets are presently available.
That website also has full details of:
• The parallel streams of activities that are taking place that day
• The venue for the event
• What is meant by the phrase "Unconference".
Note that RSVP'ing on this London Futurists webpage will not guarantee entry to the event - please be sure to visit the CIU UK page (http://ciunconference.org/uk/2014/index.php) and register there. (But please do RSVP here if you plan to come, to let your friends & acquaintances know.)
The following sessions may be of particular interest to London Futurists, since they feature people who have previously spoken at our own events:
• Ajit Jaokar will speak about "Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine Learning"
• Stuart Calimport will speak about "Computational Approaches to Tracking Human Intelligence, Learning and Health"
• Rohit Talwar will speak about (subject to be confirmed)
• David Wood will speak about "Superintelligence - how afraid should we be?" This will feature an assessment of the analysis in the hot-off-the-press book by Professor Nick Bostrom of Oxford University, "Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies" (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Superintelligence-Dangers-Strategies-Nick-Bostrom/dp/0199678111/), as well some material drawn from "Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the end of the human era" (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Our-Final-Invention-Artificial-Intelligence/dp/0312622376/) by James Barrat.
Additionally, there's a session organised at this unconference by London AI Futurists (http://www.meetup.com/London-Artificial-Intelligence-Futurists/events/186268792/), which is likely to interest many attendees.