Singularity Summit 2011 to be held in New York City Oct. 15-16

June 28, 2011

Singularity Summit 2011 will be a TED-style two-day event on October 15–16 featuring futurist Ray Kurzweil and Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings on IBM’s Watson, economist Tyler Cowen on the economic impacts of emerging technologies, and PayPal founder Peter Thiel on innovation and jump-starting the economy.

Other speakers include neuroscientist Christof Koch, MIT cosmologist Max Tegmark, AI researcher Eliezer Yudkowsky, MIT polymath Alexander Wissner-Gross, DARPA challenge winner Riley Crane, Skype founder Jaan Tallinn, television personalities Jason Silva and Casey Pieretti, and robotics professors James McLurnkin and Robin Murphy.

The event will be held at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. More info.