Francis Heylighen confirmed Speaker

Francis Heylighen agreed to be Speaker at the Summit. Being famous for having created the Principia Cybernetica Web, a genuine body of knowledge about complexity, he is the Director of the Global Brain Institute that was founded in 2012 at his university (Vrije Universiteit Brussel). See here a short description of the GBI.

Resuming research in collective intelligence, Heylighen deals with the role of the Web. Read, e.g., his paper on the so-called singularity.

He adds to the list of 10 Speakers already confirmed. See here.

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  1. […] Besides Francis Heylighen, the director of the Global Brain Institute, and his group of co-workers at his Vrije Universiteit Brussel Institute, other international experts form the scientific committee that they have established to review the submissions: Dirk Helbing from ETH Zürich, Johan Bollen from Indiana University Bloomington, Cliff Joslynfrom the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA, Carlos Gershenson from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Marko A. Rodriguez from Aurelius LLC, USA, Marios Kyriazisfrom the British Longevity Society, Shima Beigi from Bristol University, Marta Lenartowicz from Jagiellonian University Kraków, and John Stewart from the ECCO Group at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels. […]