Is AI “generative” or degenerative? Does it usurp humans, or save us from new perils? Depending on which AI inventor you prefer, AI portends either human extinction or human salvation. One AI titan, Geoffrey Hinton, recently of Google’s Deep Mind, sees it as a dire threat, while Yan Lecun of Meta sees it as a redemptive opportunity. As usual, experts can be polarized or even blinded by the noise and narrowness of their specialties.
This year’s COSM Technology Summit, to be held November 1-3 in Bellevue, Washington at the Bellevue Hyatt, will transcend these limited visions. Instead we will seek the transformative unities that integrate this new phase in computer science with emerging paradigms in economics, materials science, the nanocosm, and even the physics of the universe.
COSM is an exclusive national summit on the technologies remaking the world as we know it. The mission of the conference is to stimulate debate and deliberation amongst industry leaders, illuminating the synergy between Seattle and the world and providing a scene of civilized conversation and exchange.
We’ve been sharing a number of lectures from past COSM conferences. This video is just one of many you can find at the Bradley Center’s YouTube page. There you’ll find several lectures, interviews, and panels dealing with issues that range from economics, Big Tech, and artificial intelligence. Notable speakers include 2022 Kyoto Prize winner Carver Mead, venture capitalist Peter Thiel, and George Gilder, co-founder of Discovery Institute and author of Life After Capitalism: The Meaning of Wealth, the Future of the Economy, and the Time Theory of Money.