Now coming up on its fifth year, the Singularity Summit is the premier annual gathering for those interested in all things Singularity. Hosted by the SIAI, the Summit brings together an impressive lineup of speakers to deliver a two day marathon of presentations. As with previous years, Ray Kurzweil will take the stage at this year’s Summit as the keynote speaker. Scheduled for August 14-15 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, you can grab tickets at a discounted price if you register before July 1.
Colorful figures such as wearable computing guru Steven Mann and Hanson Robotics founder David Hanson will be joining Kurzweil to round out an excellent slate of speakers. The theme this year will be “intelligence amplification”, exploring the future of neuroscience, bioscience, and cognitive enhancement. Coincidentally (or not!) we recently reported that Kurzweil’s next book will cover a similar theme with the title How the Mind Works and How to Build One.
Last year the Singularity Summit was held in New York, marking the first time the Summit had ventured away from its home here in Silicon Valley. Singularity Hub is glad to see the Summit coming back to our neck of the woods and of course we will be there in full force to bring you the best coverage on the net.
The Singularity Summit website is hosting videos of some of the more notable presentations from its 2009 Summit. Readers might also enjoy taking a look at our comprehensive coverage of the 2008 Summit. Hope to see you there!