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Wendell Wallach on the Singulairty

Wendell Wallach will be presenting at the 2007 Singularity Summit (alongside the IEET’s J. Hughes and Jamais Cascio) on “The Road to Singularity: Comedic Complexity, Technological Thresholds, and Bioethical Broad Jumps on the Route”.

Wallach is a lecturer and consultant at Yale’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. Before coming to Yale, he was founder and president of two computer consulting companies, Farpoint Solutions and Omnia Consulting. Among the clients served by Wallach’s companies were PepsiCo International, United Aircraft, and the State of Connecticut. At Yale, he chairs the working research group on Technology and Ethics, and leads a seminar for bioethics interns. He has lectured worldwide, published many articles, and is presently writing two books. Cybersoul explores the ways in which cognitive science and the Information Age are altering our understanding of human decision-making and ethics. Machine Morality: From Aristotle to Asimov and Beyond, which he is co-authoring and which will be published by MIT Press, explores the prospects for designing computer systems capable of making moral decisions. Wendell is recognized as one of the leaders in the new field of Machine Ethics, and designed the first course anywhere on this subject, which he has taught twice at Yale.

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