551 Serra Mall
Palo Alto, California

The Event
The Symbolic Systems Program at Stanford University is hosting a rare gathering of thinkers to explore the rising impact of science and technology on society: the Singularity Summit. (http://sss.stanford.edu/) The summit has been organized to further the understanding of a controversial idea, the singularity scenario, defined as an "event horizon" in the predictability of human technological development past which present models of the future cease to give reliable or accurate answers, following the creation of strong artificial intelligence or the enhancement of human intelligence. Over the course of one day, the event will focus on the nature and ramifications of the singularity, and the debates which form the foundation for further research.

The Speakers
Steve Jurvetson
Ray Kurzweil (Keynote)
Sebastian Thrun
Nick Bostrom
Douglas R. Hofstadter
K. Eric Drexler
Max More
Christine L. Peterson
John Smart
Cory Doctorow
Peter Thiel
Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Tyler Emerson

Admission is free, but seating is limited to around 1800.

Official Website: http://sss.stanford.edu/

Added by michaelroyames on April 10, 2006



note that it's free to the public - must be a first for the Valley! Lovely web site, too.


Free but you need an RSVP to attend (check the website)

Its an eclectic cast - I'm most interested in Hofstadter.


Nick, http://www.caltrain.com/ , also dial 511 for the trip planner.


they just offered the first 200 folks on the waiting list to respond seats. I'll catch the podcast instead.