Self-Improving Artificial Intelligence
& the Methods of Rationality

Posted on 6 March 2011 by Yitzchok Pinkesz   |   Filed under Previous Events 4

Who: Eliezer Yudkowsky
Where: Belfer Hall Room 430
When: Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011, 8:30PM
Transcribed by: Olivia Friedman
Edited by: Yitzchok Pinkesz
Audio by: Chumie Yagod
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Hello and thank you all for coming tonight. My name is Yitzchok Pinkesz. Last night the computer science club held its first student presentation on practical computing. It was the first of a four part presentation on web development and design. We plan on having a presentation every Tuesday and already have some lined up through March and into May. For tonight, I would like to introduce our guest speaker here from California. He is a cofounder and senior research fellow at The Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence. He has authored numerous papers on AI. He has also authored The Sequences of Less Wrong and the extremely popular Harry Potter Fan Fiction: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. Ladies and Gentleman: Eliezer Yudkowsky.

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From Email to Gmail

Posted on 6 February 2011 by Yitzchok Pinkesz   |   Filed under Previous Events 1

Who: Dr. Chanoch Goldfeder
Where: Furst Hall Room 501
When: Tuesday Night, November 16, 2010
Originally Published: The Commentator
Written by: Simeon Botwinick

On November 16, more than 150 Yeshiva University students flocked to Furst Hall to get the scoop on robotics, software development and how Google features like G-chat and spam filters work from Dr. Chanoch Goldfeder, a software engineer at Google. Goldfeder, a graduate of Yeshiva College, delivered a presentation entitled “From Email to Gmail (with a detour through robotics),” outlining the history of email, Google’s role in the modern software world and the basics about robotics. He also spoke about the academic and professional path that led him to Google.

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