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May 2013

The 3rd AISB Workshop: “The Emergence of Consciousness”

Dates: May 9, 2013
Location: Twickenham, London

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Co-organised by

  • The Centre for Bioethics and Emerging Technologies (CBET)
  • Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB)

As part of the AISB Members workshop series.

Symposium Overview

Consciousness is sometimes thought to be a special attribute of humans, but what exactly do we mean by it? If we know what it is, how did it emerge (if indeed… read more

Eric Drexler on Radical Abundance author presentation | Albany, New York

Dates: May 6, 2013
Location: Albany, New York

Radical Abundance

For the publication of Radical Abundance — Reading and Q&A with the general public, Assembly Hall, Campus Center, University at Albany uptown campus.

K. Eric Drexler is the founding father of nanotechnology — the science of engineering on a molecular level. In Radical Abundance, he shows how rapid scientific progress is about to change our world. Thanks to atomically precise manufacturing, we will soon have the power to produce radically… read more

Humans 2 Mars Summit

Dates: May 6 – 8, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

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Manned Missions to Mars: Scientists Discuss Red Planet Exploration This Week

What will it take to get humans to Mars? That’s the question on tap for hundreds of scientists, entrepreneurs, astronauts and government officials descending on Washington, D.C. this week for a summit on manned travel to the Red Planet.

Speakers at the second annual “Humans 2 Mars Summit,” running May 6-8 at George Washington University, include NASA chief… read more

DC book launch of The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business

Dates: May 2, 2013 – May 2, 2103
Location: Washington, DC

The New Digital Age

The New America Foundation is pleased to invite you to the DC book launch of The New Digital Age. Join authors Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen for a conversation on their transformative vision of the connected future. A reception will follow.

Book sales will be provided by Politics and Prose.

Special thanks to McDermott Will & Emery for use of the firm’s conference facilities.

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NeuroGaming 2013 Conference and Expo

Dates: May 1 – 2, 2013
Location: San Francisco, California

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NeuroGaming 2013 Conference and Expo: game industry meets consumer BCI’s at biggest event to date“There has never been a more exciting time for the gaming industry”, says Zack Lynch, founder of the NeuroGaming 3013 Conference and Expo, to be held in San Francisco, May 1-2, 2013. In his recent guest post written for VentureBeat, Mr Lynch talks about neurogaming, a new and rapidly growing segmentread more

April 2013

Life Long Fitness and Aging

Dates: April 24 – 26, 2013
Location: Hasselt, Netherlands

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The FTNLS workshop entitled ‘Life Long Fitness and Aging: Can we monitor? Can we treat?’ will address the current exciting progress in ageing research. The three day program will illustrate concepts, models and technologies in ageing research which are still heavily under debate. Critical discussions on key terms such as ageing, health, life-long fitness and regeneration will be combined with interactive sessions on ethical and economic aspects of increasing… read more

DESIGN West: The Center of the Engineering Universe

Dates: April 22 – 25, 2013
Location: San Jose, California

The Embedded Systems Conference: Learn Today, Design Tomorrow.

ESC (The Embedded Systems Conference) is the global electronics industry’s leading event.  With cutting edge product demonstrations, visionary speeches and hundreds of essential technical training classes and accreditation opportunities, ESC is the ideal venue for the design engineering community to learn, collaborate and recognize excellence. In addition, ESC Silicon Valley celebrates decades of unique local electronics industry culture, innovation… read more

Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo

Dates: April 22 – 23, 2013
Location: New York City, New York

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The 3D printing revolution has arrived and Inside 3D Printing is the first business to business conference and expo to delve into the present and future impact of 3D printing. Join us on April 22-23 in New York City, and immerse yourself in two full days of tutorials and seminars that will give you a blueprint for how to invest and utilize 3D printing in coming years. And, you… read more

Hack the Future 7

Dates: April 20, 2013
Location: Mountain View, California

Hack the Future

Are you a 5th-12th grade student who wants to learn about building stuff with computers and electronics than they teach you in school? Then it’s time to start teaching yourself!

Hack the Future is an all-day party / hackathon to show you what it’s like to be a hacker and see if it’s for you. We won’t tell you what to do. You’ll be free to… read more

Long Now Seminar — Nicholas Negroponte presents ‘Beyond Digital’

Dates: April 17, 2013
Location: San Francisco, California

It’s far easier to predict the future when you are helping make and distribute it. Nicholas Negroponte exemplifies this with his notable accomplishments, including co-founding the MIT Media Lab, being the first investor in Wired magazine, and co-founding the One Laptop Per Child program.

His 01995 book Being Digital gave a glimpse into the world we now occupy — complete with wireless, touch screens, e-books and personalized news. In… read more

Are You Future Proof?

Dates: April 16, 2013
Location: Amsterdam , Netherlands

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In a unique cooperation between Dutch futurist Marcel Bullinga and British Mind Reader Jamie Raven, we present an entertaining and thought provoking journey into the future.

Futurist Marcel Bullinga  (NL) is a renowned futurist and international speaker. He is a member of US Techcast, UK Shaping Tomorrow, US World Future Society, UN Singularity Hub and NL Trendrede (Dutch trendwatchers). He is author of Welcome to theread more

STAIF II: The Space Technology & Applications International Forum

Dates: April 16 – 18, 2013
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

STAIF II

In the past year many important events have taken place, including the NASA/DARPA Warp Drive Conference, the discovery of the Higgs-Boson particle, the PIONEER gravitation anomaly, progress with nuclear hybrid reactors. and other developments.

STAIF II proposes to look at these scientific subjects as well but with some interesting variations. For example, the NASA/DARPA conference focused upon developing a warp drive in a century. We prefer to look… read more

TEDMED 2013

Dates: April 16 – 19, 2013
Location: Washington, D.C.

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TEDMED is a multi-disciplinary community of innovators and leaders who share a common determination to create a better future in health and medicine. So many of our great challenges in health and medicine are rooted in social and commercial causes as much as medical. We need everybody at the table for an inclusive conversation about how to get the future in health and medicine we all want.

Once… read more

2013 IAA Planetary Defense Conference

Dates: April 15 – 19, 2013
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona

2013 IAA Planetary Defense Conference

3rd IAA Planetary Defense Conference

Protecting our planet from impacts by asteroids and comets

The International Academy of Astronautics will hold its third conference “Gathering for Impact!” from 15-19 April, 2013 in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA.

Papers are solicited in the following areas:

  • Planetary Defense
  • Recent Progress & Plans
  • NEO Discovery
  • NEO Characterization
  • Mitigation Techniques & Missions
  • Impact Effects

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General Intelligence in Embodied Agents: Special Session in IEEE Symposium on Human-Level AI

Dates: April 15 – 19, 2013
Location: Singapore, Singapore

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What: A conference session on General Intelligence in Embodied Agents, as part of an IEEE Symposium on Human-Level AI

When/Where: Mon April 15-Fri April 19, 2013, Singapore

Paper Submission Deadline: November 23, no extensions

This Special Session on General Intelligence in Embodied Agents is part of CIHLI 2013, IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence, which in turn is part of the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence.

If your research touches

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