Term Card Planning

Ideas for potential speakers, topics, dates, times, venues

Trinity 2010

Week 2

  • Anders Sandberg, on "methods and ethics of cognitive enhancement"
  • Tentatively set for May 13, 7-8pm

Week 4

Week 6

Week 8

Ideas for potential speakers
David Pearce, theory and practice of hedonism. veganism!
Max Moore, the singularity
Nick Bostrom, so many topics. I would love to hear him talk about existential risks.
Shane Legg, Artificial intelligence
Mike "Darwin"
Eliezer Yudkowsky
Robin Hanson
Barbara Sahakian (Cambridge Pharmacology, pro-cognitive enhancement), see below


Barbara J Sahakian is Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. She has an international reputation in the fields of cognitive psychopharmacology, neuroethics, neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry and neuroimaging. She is co-inventor of the CANTAB computerised neuropsychological tests, which are in use world-wide. She is probably best known for her research work on cognition and depression, cognitive enhancement using pharmacological treatments, neuroethics and early detection of Alzheimer's disease. Indeed, she has over 200 publications covering these topics in scientific journals, including Science, Nature Neuroscience, The Lancet, British Medical Journal, Archives of General Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, the Journal of Neuroscience, Brain, Psychopharmacology and Psychological Medicine.

Useful links
Wikipedia list of transhumanists: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Transhumanists
Alcor UK: http://www.alcor.org/AlcorUK.html

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