Singularity Summit 2012 Registration Now Open

The Singularity Summit is the premier event on cutting-edge technologies including robotics, regenerative medicine, artificial intelligence, brain-computer interfacing, and more.

San Francisco, CA June 11, 2012


The Singularity Summit is now in its sixth year of bi-coastal annual conferences and the 2012 edition will be held at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco on October 13-14, 2012. The Singularity Summit is the premier event on cutting-edge technologies including robotics, regenerative medicine, artificial intelligence, brain-computer interfacing, and more. The event will draw over 800 thought leaders to San Francisco for discussions on the most revolutionary technological advancements on the horizon.

Confirmed speakers at the Singularity Summit 2012 include Ray Kurzweil, Steven Pinker, Tyler Cowen, Temple Grandin, Peter Norvig, Robin Hanson, Melanie Mitchell, Vernor Vinge, Carl Zimmer, Jaan Tallinn, Sebastian Thrun, and Linda Avey.

The Singularity Summit 2012 is produced by the Singularity Institute, a non-profit organization that was founded in 2000 to raise awareness about the promise and peril of advanced artificial intelligence and to develop a mathematical theory of safe artificial intelligence. The mission of the Singularity Institute is to ensure that the creation of smarter-than-human intelligence benefits society.

"The Singularity Summit is the premiere conference on the Singularity," stated Ray Kurzweil, CEO of Kurzweil Technologies. As we get closer to the Singularity, each year's conference is better than the last."

Tickets for Singularity Summit 2012 are now available for purchase by going to http://singularitysummit.com.

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