presentation-order listing of speakers and emcees at ACC2003 follows.
Associated links lead to online articles (some PDF) on selected
issues in accelerating change written by, recommended by, or simply
relevant to the presentation topics of each speaker.
recommend printing and reading articles in your
areas of interest either in advance, to maximize your conference
experience, or in selected follow-up after the event.
Founder and CEO, Kurzweil Technologies
Growth an Illusion? Response to Ilkka Tuomi
Law of Accelerating Returns
Senior Research Fellow in Human Genetics, University of Otago, New
and Machine: The Flawed Analogy
Visiting Scientist, European Commission's Joint Research Centre,
Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville, Spain
Lives and Death of Moore's Law
Moore, and Accelerating Change
Founder and Chair, Foresight Institute
Challenge of Nanotechnology
Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology
R. Koza, President, Genetic Programming
is Genetic Programming?
Human-Competitive Results Produced By Genetic Programming
Executive Director, CSLI, Stanford University
X: The New Liberal Arts?
Why Are Equations Important?
Founder and CEO, Biomind
Novamente: An Artificial General Intelligence in the Making
The New Scientific Theory of Evolution
Associate Research Professor, Baylor University
A Disciplined Science: Prospects, Pitfalls, and Reality Check
Natural Selection Can't Design Anything
Research Fellow, Oxford University, Co-Founder and Chair, World
Risks: Analyzing Human Extinction Scenarios and Related Hazards
in Advanced Artificial Intelligence
Observation Selection Effects in Science and Philosophy
Papadopoulos, Executive Vice-President and CTO, Sun Microsystems
of the Game: Moore's Law Meets Gilder's Law Meets Metcalfe's Law
Theoretical Neurobiologist, University of Washington in Seattle
on the Superhuman Transition
Bloom, Visiting Scholar, New York University
Founder and President, Acceleration Studies Foundation
is the Singularity?
Managing Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania
Big Idea: (A 9/11 Retrospective)
The Ladder of Cultural
Evolution (Nonzero, Chap 1)
Autonomy and Robotics Area Lead, NASA Ames Research Center
Should Explore Space, Man or Machine?
Senior Vice President of Engineering, Nuance
of the Future: Natural Language Processing (ZD Net)
Founder and President, O'Reilly & Associates
the Peer-to-Peer Meme
Co-Founder and President, Foresight Institute
Nanotechnology: The Next Industrial Revolution
the Future: The Nanotechnology Revolution
Peace Scholar and Activist, author of The Future of Peace
Future of Peace (NewTimes Review)
Social Network Mapping Tools
Collaboration Manager, SAP Developer Network
Solutions: Get With the Program (Davenport et. al.)
Art and Science of Knowledge-Worker Performance (Davenport et.
Director of Technology Studies, Pacific Research Institute (PRI)
Privacy: A Free Choice Approach
Digital Dividers are Out of Step
CEO, Charmed Technology, Chair, N. American IPv6 Summits
the Infinite Internet: Speaking of the Future with Alex Lightman
Universe of Web Addresses (Selingo)
Invention Event Horizon: Dinner and a Mobile at a Rainforest Outside
Research Director of Telecom Economics, RHK, Inc.
Change, Cultural Change, and Democracy (Inglehart)
and Reconciliation Portend Dramatic Imrovements in Telecom Operational