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Interested in life extension, artificial intelligence and human enhancement? Then the Humanity conference on the weekend of the 5-6 May is not to be missed.

Humanity is an organisation that advocates for ethical human enhancement through the use of technology. Discussed over the weekend will be visions of a future profoundly influenced and changed by technological advancements.

Talks will cover life extension, human enhancement, artificial intelligence, the intersection of art and technology and future technologies.

Speakers include:
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Natasha Vita More who is a media artist and theorist interested in art and design based approaches to transhumanist ideas such as life extension and human enhancement.

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Aubrey de Grey, a biomedical gerontologist who studies the ageing process in order to develop strategies for significant life extension.

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And Stelarc, a performance artist best known for growing an ear on his arm. He explores ways technology interacts and extends the capabilities of the human body.

Cost is $69 booking fee.
Register through the website.
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Why? Learn about life extension, artificial intelligence and human enhancement
When: 5-6 May 2012
Where: RMIT Storey Hall, Building 8, 342 Swanston Street, VIC 3000
Cost: $69 plus booking fee
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