Kim Solez, MD
SingularityCourse
Course conceptualized in    March 2011, tested with              focus groups in   May for its suitability as a           ...
 Shooting broadcast quality video of each  lecture. Please sign the video permissions  sheet. If you do not want to be in...
1) The technological Singularity.2) Existential risks, AI, genomics, and nanotech.3) Ways to optimize a positive outcome f...
   The technological singularity occurs as artificial    intelligences surpass human beings as the    smartest and most c...
 The challenge of friendly AI becomes just a small part of  a much larger challenge of creating a friendly world in  whic...
 All natural disease may be eliminated, leaving only man-  made diseases. But that may leave as much for  physicians to d...
   “It is the curse of humanity that it learns to tolerate even    the most horrible situations by habituation. Physician...
   Ten minute introduction   Fifty minute lecture   Twenty minute discussion
Heather Graves, fromDepartment of English and Film  Studies, in Faculty of Arts.
First teaching session 2011   Recent teaching session 2012
1)How   I came to create this course2)How   it relates to Future of Medicine
1)In1994 created websites for CAP, ISN, and RPS and NEPHROL Emaildiscussion group2)In   1997 created NKF CyberNephrology a...
1)   In 2007 joined medical advisory board of new medical school in Nepal     devoted to rural health, Patan Academy of He...
1)Tech  musings from the Hinterland.   Virtual microscopy one topic.2)The first video was from Nepal.
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 It became apparent that the best way to make this  happen is to create a novel course of new design  myself. Thus this c...
 Some already know what the technological  Singularity is, others don’t, and are finding out  now. However, if the peopl...
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Elenchus - Open Facebook Group"Elenchus" is a form of inquiry anddebate between individuals with opposingviewpoints based...
   How Inside Outside and Singularity impact young    people, important concepts discussed in course.   Big Bang Theory ...
   .However, Marcus Hutter suggests that there is an element ofhuman insignificance that makes the whole scenario muchmor...
   .However Marcus Hutter suggests that there is an element ofhuman insignificance that makes the whole scenario much mor...
 While these are “just” recreational games, they do    contain many prototypical elements of the real    world, such as f...
 Outside the Singularity looking in it will be white  noise Inside the Singularity if everything speeds up at  the same ...
 Extreme risk taking because we can back  ourselves up from backups if something bad  happens Insignificance, lack of id...
   The challenge of producing a friendly AI becomes just a    small part of the much larger challenge of creating a    fr...
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 Regulatory oversight that is completely focused  on compliance. Discourages risk-taking and  innovation. Health care do...
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Kim Solez Introduction to Technology and Future of Medicine Course Sept. 6, 2012
Kim Solez Introduction to Technology and Future of Medicine Course Sept. 6, 2012
Kim Solez Introduction to Technology and Future of Medicine Course Sept. 6, 2012
Kim Solez Introduction to Technology and Future of Medicine Course Sept. 6, 2012
Kim Solez Introduction to Technology and Future of Medicine Course Sept. 6, 2012
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Dr. Kim Solez introductory lecture in LABMP 590 course Technology and the Future of Medicine on September 6, 2012 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Copyright Transpath Inc. 2012 All rights reserved.

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Kim Solez Introduction to Technology and Future of Medicine Course Sept. 6, 2012

  1. 1. Kim Solez, MD
  2. 2. SingularityCourse
  3. 3. Course conceptualized in March 2011, tested with focus groups in May for its suitability as a course for bothundergraduate and graduate students.
  4. 4.  Shooting broadcast quality video of each lecture. Please sign the video permissions sheet. If you do not want to be in videos we can edit you out. Use aisle and hand held mics for discussion. Many previous lectures on YouTube.com at /user/KimSolez and /user/avoca99 . Students taking course for grade are asked to critique one lecture from past, suggest improvements. Students taking course for grade write one 3,000 word paper and give 20 min. presentation on same subject. No required reading. Suggested reading list distributed by Email, will be added to. Singularity Course
  5. 5. 1) The technological Singularity.2) Existential risks, AI, genomics, and nanotech.3) Ways to optimize a positive outcome for humanity in the co-evolution of humans and machines.4) The influence of these considerations on medicine of the future.5) Dean of Science and Dean of Arts speaking, many prominent people internationally. Most lectures not very “medical”. Easily understood. Singularity Course
  6. 6.  The technological singularity occurs as artificial intelligences surpass human beings as the smartest and most capable life forms on the Earth. Technological development is taken over by the machines, who can think, act and communicate so quickly that normal humans cannot even comprehend what is going on. The machines enter into a "runaway reaction" of self- improvement cycles, with each new generation of A.I.s appearing faster and faster. From this point onwards, technological advancement is explosive, under the control of the machines, and thus cannot be accurately predicted (hence the term "Singularity"). – Ray Kurzweil Singularity Course
  7. 7.  The challenge of friendly AI becomes just a small part of a much larger challenge of creating a friendly world in which humans still have lives of significance, human history is retained and extended. A positive outcome is possible, let’s make it likely. We all need to be engaged in ensuring a positive outcome for humanity. The future is ours to shape. We need to get busy doing that! Part of the imagined future could be one where all disease was eliminated but life was intolerable. Another where the only diseases are from bioterrorism. Singularity Course
  8. 8.  All natural disease may be eliminated, leaving only man- made diseases. But that may leave as much for physicians to do as there is today! Challenging responses to bioterrorism and stem cell technologies. Focus of medicine no longer disease but enhancement, which will extend beyond the physical to the moral. Social responsibility an important aspect of medicine and one of the focuses of the course. Physician responsible to individual patient and to society. Singularity Course
  9. 9.  “It is the curse of humanity that it learns to tolerate even the most horrible situations by habituation. Physicians are the natural attorneys of the poor, and the social problems should largely be solved by them.” -Rudolf Virchow Singularity Course
  10. 10.  Ten minute introduction Fifty minute lecture Twenty minute discussion
  11. 11. Heather Graves, fromDepartment of English and Film Studies, in Faculty of Arts.
  12. 12. First teaching session 2011 Recent teaching session 2012
  13. 13. 1)How I came to create this course2)How it relates to Future of Medicine
  14. 14. 1)In1994 created websites for CAP, ISN, and RPS and NEPHROL Emaildiscussion group2)In 1997 created NKF CyberNephrology and ISN Informatics Commission3)In 1999 new Lab Medicine Pathology chair Victor Tron suggested Ibroaden focus to CyberMedicine, and encouraged medical humanitarianventures
  15. 15. 1) In 2007 joined medical advisory board of new medical school in Nepal devoted to rural health, Patan Academy of Health Sciences (“PAHS”).2) Now direct this project at UofA, sixteen UofA faculty are now involved in the PAHS project in Nepal.
  16. 16. 1)Tech musings from the Hinterland. Virtual microscopy one topic.2)The first video was from Nepal.
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  18. 18.  It became apparent that the best way to make this happen is to create a novel course of new design myself. Thus this course. There are no similar courses out there at the moment. Eventually it is our hope that hundreds of similar courses will begin appearing at Universities all over the world. Singularity Course
  19. 19.  Some already know what the technological Singularity is, others don’t, and are finding out now. However, if the people and ideas I present are genuinely new and interesting I should be able to satisfy both groups. The most interesting aspects have to do with the impact on young people today. Singularity Course
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  22. 22. Elenchus - Open Facebook Group"Elenchus" is a form of inquiry anddebate between individuals with opposingviewpoints based on utilizing Socraticdialogue in asking and answering questionsto stimulate critical thinking and to illuminate ideas.The only rule: Maintain Decorum :)
  23. 23.  How Inside Outside and Singularity impact young people, important concepts discussed in course. Big Bang Theory (the TV show; 16 million viewers) Singularity Summit (9,000 views per video) Kim Solez – Technology and Future of Medicine Course LABMP 590 (900 views per video) Singularity Course
  24. 24.  .However, Marcus Hutter suggests that there is an element ofhuman insignificance that makes the whole scenario muchmore challenging. Also, Hutter has created a model general AIwhich makes the problem seem more immediate! Singularity Course
  25. 25.  .However Marcus Hutter suggests that there is an element ofhuman insignificance that makes the whole scenario much morechallenging. Also Hutter has created a sort of general AI whichmakes the problem seem more immediate! Singularity Course
  26. 26.  While these are “just” recreational games, they do contain many prototypical elements of the real world, such as food, enemies, friends, space, obstacles, objects, and weapons  Next could be a test in modern virtual worlds... that require intelligent agents, and finally some selected real-world problemsThe same single [AIXI approximation “MC-AIXI-CTW”] haslearned to play TicTacToe, Kuhn Poker, and most impressively,Pacman (Veness et al. 2011) from scratch Singularity Course
  27. 27.  Outside the Singularity looking in it will be white noise Inside the Singularity if everything speeds up at the same rate we may not notice anything; it may seem like normal life to us Even if initially our biological brains count for something in our mental processes, very soon the processing power of the machine implant will vastly outstrip our biological brains. Our biological brains become insignificant regardless of the friendliness or lack thereof of the AI Singularity Course
  28. 28.  Extreme risk taking because we can back ourselves up from backups if something bad happens Insignificance, lack of identity. Why wait to create backups when we have the processing power to run several lives at once. Can replicate ourselves endlessly in seconds! No more waiting 9 months! The world has little incentive to keep identities straight when biological brains contribute so little to mental processes. Bigger not better Aimlessness, lack of sense of purpose Singularity Course
  29. 29.  The challenge of producing a friendly AI becomes just a small part of the much larger challenge of creating a friendly world in which humans still have lives of significance, human history is retained and extended A positive outcome is possible; let’s make it likely We all need to be engaged in ensuring a positive outcome for humanity. The future is ours to shape. We need to get busy doing that! A simple approach is needed to engage the general public on these matters! This course is a beginning attempt at achieving that. Singularity Course
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  35. 35.  Regulatory oversight that is completely focused on compliance. Discourages risk-taking and innovation. Health care doesnt have the same financial reward system. Facebook isnt about to pay $1 billion for the latest hot-ticket item in imaging and informatics. Security always trumps information sharing, and so better, faster linkages are constrained because of security concerns, most of which are bogus. Singularity Course
  36. 36. HealthAppsNotUsed Singularity Course

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