SNIC PRESENTS:

SINGULARIT

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SINGULARITY

The theme of this year's conference is SINGULARIT: The technological singular-ity. Singularity is a term that has its origin in mathematics: There, it means 'the point where humanity will no longer be able to know what is being calculated'. The past decennia, the term has been used more and more in the world of technology.

“Everyone takes the limits of his own

vision for the limits of the world”.

- Arthur Schopenhauer

Speakers

takes a look at the future of technology. We aim to educate the audience about how technology and Artificial Intelligence will shape society, education and healthcare. Our speakers range from scientists, entrepeneurs, activists and many more. Each of them will give a talk about how their field will be affected by technology that is smarter than humanity, be it in a positive or negative way. There are two keynotes speakers, in between of which are three parallel tracks of three sessions. You will be able to choose whichever talk you find the most appealing in each sessions.

Program


Grand Technical Challenges

Societal Impact

Experience the Singularity

Van Beinum Zaal
Grote Zaal
Van Warmerdam Zaal
Robert Belleman
Ashley Burgoyne
10:00

Central Opening

10:00 - 10:15
10:15

Quintor

10:15 - 11:00

10:30
10:45
11:00

Short break

11:00 - 11:15
11:15

Melanie Rieback

11:15 - 12:15

Michael Lees

11:15 - 12:15

Cees Snoek

Video Understanding from a Sentence
11:15 - 12:15

11:30
11:45
12:00
12:15

Lunch break

12:15 - 13:15
12:30
12:45
13:00
13:15

Brett Scott

Futuristic finance
13:15 - 14:15

Panel

13:15 - 14:15

Jop Briët

Quantum information processing
13:15 - 14:15

13:30
13:45
14:00
14:15
14:30

Christaan Henkel

The genomic program
14:30 - 15:30

Richard Stallman

Should we have more surveillance than the USSR?
14:30 - 15:30

14:45
15:00
15:15
15:30
16:00

Bruce Duncan

Back Up Your Mind and Live Forever?
16:00 - 17:00

16:15
16:30
16:45
17:00

Central Closing

17:00 - 17:15
17:15

Drinks

Location

The conference will be held in Philharmonie Haarlem. It will take place on November 20th, 2018.

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SNIC

SNIC is an acronym for Stichting Nationaal Informatica congres (foundation national computer science conference). This organisation was established in 2004 with the purpose of stimulating the interest in IT knowledge, IT applications and the business side of it. Every year, a conference with an IT related subject is organised. For each conference one study association is chosen to take care of the organisation. This year, the organisation is in the hands of study assocation VIA