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August 28th, 2007

Steve Jurvetson: AI, nanotech and the future of the human species

Abstract:
Steve Jurvetson is one of the featured speakers, among other luminaries, at the forthcoming Singularity Summit 2007 on advanced artificial intelligence (AI). As a managing director at the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, he invested early in the first Web wave, with Hotmail, Interwoven and Kana, and has now turned his attention to the arcane world of nanotechnology, molecular electronics and quantum computing.

Jurvetson shares the view espoused by Ray Kurzweil that the next 20 years of technological progress will be equivalent to the entire 20th century, and will help fuel great progress in advanced AI. In our podcast conversation, we discuss designed and evolutionary approaches to developing smart AI as well as the possible cultural impact of machine intelligences and genetic enhancements the surpass human capabilities. In addition, Jurvetson offers his views on how nanotechnology, molecular electronics and quantum computing carry on Moore's Law and could bring about profound, life-altering changes in the next few decades.

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