Image Gallery: Singularity, the rapture of nerds?

Image Gallery: Singularity, the rapture of nerds?

Summary: John Smart, president of the Accelerating Change Foundation, provides a historical overview of accelerating change. He predicts that human-level machine intelligence will appear around 2060.

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  • The Singularity Summit panel: Ray Kurzweil, Douglas Hofstader, Nick Bostrom, Sebastian Thrun, Cory Doctorow, K. Eric Drexler, Max More, Christine Petersen, John Smart, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Peter Thiel and Steve Jurvetson.

  • Peter Thiel, president of Clarium Capital Management and former chairman and CEO of PayPal.

  • Douglas Hostader uses his own cartoons to illustrate his points about Kurzweil's Singularity book, which he said is marred by blurring with too much science fiction, calling it "wild beyond any speculation I am willing to accept."

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Topic: CXO

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