From Alex Edelman:
If you're interested in technologies on the cutting edge – I'm not talking about the latest Twitter mashups, but about revolutions in human experience – then attend this year's Singularity Summit from The Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence.
Excerpts from an email from the organizers:
Interested in emerging technologies like brain-computer interfacing, regenerative medicine, human enhancement, and artificial intelligence? A fan of skeptics like James Randi or futurists like Ray Kurzweil? If so, check out the upcoming Singularity Summit, an August 14-15, 2010 conference put on by the Singularity Institute in San Francisco, CA.
The Singularity Summit program this year is better than ever, and encompasses more than twenty speakers, including Ray Kurzweil, James Randi, Irene Pepperberg (animal intelligence expert), John Tooby (co-founder of evolutionary psychology), Dr. Anita Goel (leading bionanotechnologist), Prof. Steven Mann ("the world's first cyborg"), Dr. Gregory Stock (famed bioethicist and author of _Engineering Humans_), Ellen Haber-Katz (scientist who studies fast-regenerating mice), Joe Z. Tsien (creator of the smarter "Doogie Mouse"), David Hanson (creator of the world's most realistic humanoid robots), Brian Litt (inventor of silk brain implants), and many others.
The Singularity Summit is both the premier event on the Singularity and among the most ambitious interdisciplinary emerging technologies conferences today.
If you're able to, register and attend. The people you will meet combine the bold passion of the best entrepreneurs with formidable intellects. They will change the way you think.