Dec 3-4, 2011, at Hong Kong Polytechnic University
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov 1, 2011 (Hong Kong) – Humanity+, the world’s leading nonprofit organization advocating the ethical use of technology to expand human capabilities, announces it’s first-ever conference in Asia, in partnership with Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Humanity+ Hong Kong explores the role of advanced technology in transcending and transforming human potential, and will take place at Hong Kong Polytechnic University Dec 3-4 2011. This groundbreaking conference features lectures and panels that bring together and explore a host of transformative technologies, including medical breakthroughs for radical life extension, cutting edge humanoid robotics and artificial intelligence, neuroscience studies of spiritual experience, personalized medicine, seasteading, nanotechnology, femtotechnology, and much more!
Among the many highlights of the conference,
n Famed British longevity researcher Aubrey de Grey will discuss the latest developments in his SENS (Strategies for Engineering Negligible Senescence) project for prolonging human life to hundreds of years or more, using advanced medical science
n Skype co-creator Jaan Tallinn will discuss what his experience in the technology industry has taught him about the potential benefits and dangers of advanced AI
n Hanson Robotics founder Robert Hanson will demonstrate his new Robokind humanoid robots, featuring realistic human-like faces and emotional expressions.
n AI researchers Ben Goertzel and Zhenhua Cai will report on their work toward video game characters with human-level intelligence, being conducted at Hong Kong Polytechnic University
n Hong Kong and Shenzhen researchers Vincent Lee, King Lun Leung and Gongda Yang will discuss their work on advanced methods for personalized 21st century medicine
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For a full list of confirmed speakers and additional information about the conference, please visit the conference website: http://hk.humanityplus.org/
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Adam A. Ford
Singularity Summit Australia Coordinator
H+ Australia, H+ @ Melbourne Summit Coordinator