[ExI] Reminder: Randal A. Koene on Realistic Routes to Substrate Independent Minds, Teleplace, July 17, 10am PST
giulio at gmail.com
Fri Jul 16 18:28:27 UTC 2010
Reminder: Randal A. Koene will give a talk in Teleplace on July 17,
2010, at 10am PST (1pm EST, 6pm UK, 7pm CET).
Those who already have Teleplace accounts for teleXLR8 can just ahow
up at the talk. There are a limited number of seats available for
others, please contact me if you wish to attend.
On Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 12:32 PM, Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com> wrote:
> Randal A. Koene will give a talk in Teleplace on July 17, 2010, at
> 10am PST (1pm EST, 6pm UK, 7pm CET).
> Realistic Routes to Substrate Independent Minds
> Randal A. Koene – carboncopies.org
> Take as a given that the Church-Turing thesis applies to human
> thinking, that our minds are complex machines, but machines
> nonetheless. Let us also assume that we already understand many of the
> scientific, societal and even evolutionary pressures – as described in
> several of my previous talks – that underscore the need to augment our
> minds with the capabilities of machine intelligence and the
> adaptability to operate in computational substrates other than those
> of the cerebral neurophysiology. What do we know about the possible
> target substrates and the procedures that may achieve a transition to
> such substrates? Which are the primary remaining scientific
> challenges, and which are the engineering hurdles to be overcome? At
> carboncopies.org, we are taking steps to identify and formulate
> rational approaches to these problems. For example, on one end of the
> spectrum we investigate feasible and careful ways to accomplish
> subject-specific data acquisition and whole brain emulation, while on
> the other we lend support to proposals for commercially viable
> developments in cognitive augmentation. We actively encourage peer
> review through publications and events such as the workshop on
> Advancing Substrate Independent Minds (ASIM-2010) in San Francisco,
> August 16-17, 2010.
> Those who already have Teleplace accounts for teleXLR8 can just ahow
> up at the talk. There are a limited number of seats available for
> others, please contact me if you wish to attend.
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