Our first invitational event, the discussion was attended by futurists, writers, computer scientists, physical scientists and entrepreneurs. More than half of those present had been attendees at the Singularity Summit held October 3rd and 4th in New York City. Run by the Singularity Institute, this event brought together hundreds of leading thinkers to discuss issues relating to the coming singularity – the moment when technological progress becomes so fast that predicting what the world will be like beyond that point becomes nearly impossible. Many Summit participants believe that it will be the development of generalized artificial intelligence that will be the key driver in the timing of the Singularity – potentially occurring in the next 20 to 40 years.
A huge thanks to all of you who took part in this event and made it a big success. It was a delight to meet those of you who were new to Science House. I will be posting information here with various links to information that was shared at the discussion. Feel free to contribute directly to this blog with your own links and recommended reading.