ASIM 2010 Conference, Advancing Substrate-Independent Minds, Day 1

ASIM 2010

About 30 persons attended the first day of the ASIM 2010 Conference, Advancing Substrate-Independent Minds, satellite to the Singularity Summit 2010, San Francisco, August 16th. About 15 attended online in Teleplace. The two main organizers Randal A. Koene and Suzanne Gildert appear in the image above (right screen). The first day featured 4 talks followed by lively discussions:

  • Introduction to Advancing Substrate-Independent Minds, by Randal A. Koene
  • Computational complexity, by Suzanne Gildert
  • Advanced Tools – Synthetic biology, Nanotechnology, etc., by Mark Hamalainen
  • Preservation & large-scale high-resolution structural analysis, by Ken Hayworth (talk given via Teleplace)

Remote participants in Teleplace were able to follow the talks via interactive video streaming, ask questions to the speakers, and contribute to the discussion. One of the speakers gave his talk via Teleplace.

The second day will start tomorrow Tuesday, August 17, at 7pm PST (10pm EST, 3am UK, 4am Continental Europe). Note to European participants: yes, it is in the middle of the night, but it is definitely worth waking up.

If you wish to attend tomorrow’s session online in Teleplace and you don’t have a Teleplace account yet, please:

ASIM 2010

Full videos of the first day’s talks and discussions, on

The videos are also on Vimeo. Note: I (Giulio Prisco) have attended ASIM 2010 via Teleplace from the middle of nowhere in Central Europe, with a 3G phone link to the Internet and a very weak signal (in other words, my current Internet connection is VERY slow). Even with this poor connection, I am able to participate in Teleplace sessions without any problem, but I am not able to record high quality video. I managed to produce the first video with some tricks, and I wish to thank Phillip Galinsky for recording the second video. If you will participate in the Day 2 sessions, please consider recording a video. The built-in video recording feature of Teleplace is very easy to use.

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See Carboncopies–Realistic Routes to Substrate-Independent Minds on KurzweilAI: Advancing Substrate-Independent Minds 2010 (ASIM-2010) to be held after Singularity SummitIn addition to the virtual events, carboncopies is holding an official launching conference in real life: Advancing Substrate-Independent Minds (ASIM-2010) will take place at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco on August 16 & 17, 2010, immediately after the Singularity Summit. A virtual link will also be provided for those who wish to attend remotely. Please join us in person, or through virtual presence in Teleplace on August 16 and 17, 2010, for an action-oriented event aimed at advancing substrate-independent minds. Contact us to find out more about each option. Regarding the ASIM-2010 conference, all are welcome and there is no registration fee — although donations to offset our expenses are greatly appreciated. Please RSVP the organizers to secure your seat.

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See Advancing Substrate-Independent Minds conference to be streamed live on KurzweilAI: The second day of the Advancing Substrate-Independent Minds conference (ASIM 2010), Tuesday, August 17, at 7pm PST, in San Francisco, will be streamed live at teleXLR8 on Teleplace. The event will feature talks on Fundamental Issues – Resolution & Scale, “Me” Programs, Etc. by Randal A. Koene; Actionable Approaches – ASIM Now (Multi-neuron functional analysis in-vivo by Peter Passaro, Preservation & large-scale high-resolution structural analysis by Ken Hayworth); and ASIM in Context – Ongoing Advances in neuroprosthetics, AGI, Cyber-augmentation, embodiment, VR, etc., by Demis Hassabis and Monica Anderson. To attend the session online in Teleplace and you don’t have a Teleplace account, contact the organizers for an account and read the help page. About 30 persons attended the first session, with about 15 attending online. The first day featured four talks, followed by lively discussions, on Introduction to Advancing Substrate-Independent Minds, by Randal A. Koene; Computational Complexity, by Suzanne Gildert; Advanced Tools: synthetic biology, nanotechnology, etc., by Mark Hamalainen; and Preservation and Large-scale, High-resolution Structural Analysis, by Ken Hayworth (talk given via Teleplace).

Changes: Ken Hayworth has already talked on Day 1, so he will not talk on Day 2.


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