There is still time to register for this important event!
CRN is proud to join with the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and the Lifeboat Foundation to present an exciting and informative one-day seminar at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.
Learn about threats to the future of humanity, natural and man-made, and the pro-active steps we can take to reduce these risks and build a more resilient civilization.
|8:30am-9am||Registration, Coffee, Bagels|
|9am-9:15am||Welcome and Introductions|
|9:15am-10am||Anders Sandberg PhD, Oxford University |
“Global Catastrophic Risks: An Overview, and Caution about Risk Assessments”
|10am-10:30am||Eliezer Yudkowsky, Research Associate. Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence |
“Cognitive Biases in the Assessment of Risk”
|10:30am-11:00am||Feng Hsu PhD, Head, Integrated Risk Management, NASA |
“Critical Issues of Global Catastrophic Risks - a Worst Case Scenario Assessment”
|11:00am-11:30am||Martin Hellman PhD, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University |
“Risk Analysis of Nuclear Deterrence”
|11:30am-12:00am||Bruce Damer, CEO, DigitalSpace & Director, Contact Consortium |
“Asteroids and Comets: Mitigating Impact Risks and Stepping Stones to a Sustainable Space Program”
|1:00pm-1:30pm||Mike Treder, Executive Director, Center for Responsible Nanotechnology |
“Nanotechnology’s Global Risk and Promises of Resilience”
|1:30pm-2:00pm||Tad Hogg PhD, Information Dynamics Laboratory, Hewlett Packard|
“Distributed Surveillance with MEMS or Nano-scale Sensors”
|2:00pm-2:30pm||Kattesh V. Katti PhD, Director, Cancer Nanotechnology Platform, Professor of Radiology, University of Missouri |
“Green Nanotechnology: An Economic And Scientific Initiative For the Future Of Human Civilization”
|2:30pm-3:00pm||Alan Goldstein PhD, CEO of Industrial Nanobiotechnology |
“The A-Prize: Tracking The Global Race To Break The Carbon Barrier”
|3:15pm-3:45pm||J. Storrs Hall PhD, author Beyond AI |
“The Weather Machine: Nano-enabled Climate Control for the Earth”
|3:45pm-4:15pm||George Dvorsky, Director, IEET |
“Risks Posed by Political Extremism”
|4:15pm-4:45pm||Jamais Cascio, IEET Fellow, and research affiliate, Institute for the Future |
“Building Civilizational Resilience”
|4:45pm-5:15pm||James J. Hughes PhD, Exec. Director, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies |
“Strengthening Transnational Governance to Mitigate Risks”
This event comes just ahead of -- and is organized with the cooperation of -- the futurist mega-gathering Convergence 08, November 15-16 at the same location.
Plan now to attend both!