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Singularity Summit 2007: It's about the money

AIs will compete with human for jobs, and more often get the job, according to Barney Pell, CEO of natural language search startup Powerset who was speaking at the Singularity Summit 2007.Unlike previous generations of AIs, which has more specialized functions covering a constrained domain, these entities have to be trainable, robust, social, general and affordable, he said.

September 8, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Singularity Summit 2007: A change is gonna come

Guest post: This weekend I am at the Singularity Summit 2007 in San Francisco at the Palace of Fine Arts. About 800 people showed up to hear about the issues related to a future in which humans won't be the driving force in delivering scientific and technological innovations, eclipsed cognitively by "posthumans" or machine intelligences.

September 8, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Sinularity Summit 2007: Will you still love me tomorrow?

 Guest post: This weekend I am at the Singularity Summit 2007 in San Francisco at the Palace of Fine Arts. About 800 people showed up to hear about the issues related to a future in which humans won't be the driving force in delivering scientific and technological innovations, eclipsed cognitively by "posthumans" or machine intelligences.

September 8, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Singularity Summit 2007: How the artificial intelligensia thinks ahead

Guest post: This weekend I am at the Singularity Summit 2007 in San Francisco at the Palace of Fine Arts. About 800 people showed up to hear about the issues related to a future in which humans won't be the driving force in delivering scientific and technological innovations, eclipsed cognitively by "posthumans" or machine intelligences.

September 8, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Singularity Summit 2007: On the machinations of the beautiful mind

Guest post: This weekend I am at the Singularity Summit 2007 in San Francisco at the Palace of Fine Arts. About 800 people showed up to hear about the issues related to a future in which humans won't be the driving force in delivering scientific and technological innovations, eclipsed cognitively by "posthumans" or machine intelligences.

September 8, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Singularity Summit 2007: Artificial Intelligentsia

Guest post: This weekend I am at the Singularity Summit 2007 in San Francisco at the Palace of Fine Arts. About 800 people showed up to hear about the issues related to a future in which humans won't be the driving force in delivering scientific and technological innovations, eclipsed cognitively by "posthumans" or machine intelligences.

September 8, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Apple's $100 million apology a financial wash

The financial wizards out there are putting some figures on Steve Jobs' open letter, which outlined how Apple was going to give early adopters a $100 credit after the surprise price cut of the iPhone. UBS analyst Ben Reitzes puts the cost to Apple at $100 million this quarter (Also see What Job's iApology says about the iPhone).

September 7, 2007 by

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DOJ comments on Net neutrality; Histrionics ensue

The Department of Justice comments on potential Net neutrality regulations, indicates that broadband Internet providers can charge for premium services and the usual Armageddon chorus emerges. After all, it's just wrong to charge for faster speeds when you have spent billions to build a network.

September 6, 2007 by

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