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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  • Eliezer Yudkowsky of the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence doesn't believe that human level AI can be predicted, even if know how to build real AI, how much work is involved and which organization and people are doing? it. "We have to be careful not to mistake our ignorance for knoweledge about it."

  • 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."

  • Douglas Hofstader, professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science Adjunct Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, Philosophy, Comparative Literature, and Psychology at the University of Indiana and the author of Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, doesn't buy into the whole Singularity vision.

Topic: CXO

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