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Can Futurists Predict the Year of the Singularity?

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The end of the world as we know it is near. And that's a good thing, according to many of the futurists who are predicting the imminent arrival of what's been called the technological singularity. The technological singularity is the idea that technological progress, particularly in artificial intelligence, will reach a tipping point to where machines are exponentially smarter than humans. It has been a hot topic of late. Well-known futurist and Google engineer Ray Kurzweil (co-founder and chancellor of Singularity University) reiterated his bold prediction at Austin's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival this month that machines will match human intelligence by 2029 (and has said previously the Singularity itself will occur by 2045).


Can Futurists Predict the Year of the Singularity?

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The end of the world as we know it is near. And that's a good thing, according to many of the futurists who are predicting the imminent arrival of what's been called the technological singularity. The technological singularity is the idea that technological progress, particularly in artificial intelligence, will reach a tipping point to where machines are exponentially smarter than humans. It has been a hot topic of late. Well-known futurist and Google engineer Ray Kurzweil (co-founder and chancellor of Singularity University) reiterated his bold prediction at Austin's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival this month that machines will match human intelligence by 2029 (and has said previously the Singularity itself will occur by 2045).


The Singularity Prize: A Vision of the Coming Intelligence Explosion

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That specter is artificial superintelligence (ASI). As certain as the sun rises, the emergence of smarter-than-human intelligence in a machine is without doubt. The only uncertainty about it is when and whether the strong artificial intelligence(AI) will be pathological or will it be the greatest positive scientific breakthrough in all of human history? It is my considered opinion that the public discussion of machine intelligence should be initiated now. This will be necessary to ensure a safe arrival of this technology. The Singularity Prize is a wide-ranging novel with ideas about how this new scientific achievement is projected to arrive in the early 2030s. The story follows the character arc of Julian Marshall a computer science professor tasked with leading a team of scientists to capture the prize and is $30 billion reward. They competed with an Asian team based in China led by Xeujing Wang, a lady.


Artificial intelligence

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Everything You Know About Artificial Intelligence is Wrong. Will the Singularity Artificial General Intelligence winners be Hedge Fund Managers, the Military and Spy Agencies? When Artificial Intelligence (AI) work began over 50 years ago, the AI field was directly aimed at the construction of "thinking machines"--that is, computer systems with human-like general intelligence. But this goal proved very difficult to achieve; and so, over the years, AI researchers have come to focus mainly on producing "narrow AI" systems: software displaying intelligence regarding specific tasks in relatively narrow domains. This "narrow AI" work has often been exciting and successful.


Everything you need to know about superintelligence

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Many science fiction novels have theorized an omniscient and omnipresent artificial intelligence that towers above human intelligence. What many don't know is that this concept does have a place in the field of artificial intelligence, albeit merely as a theory. First theorized by Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom, artificial superintelligence is a theory in the field of artificial intelligence. This futuristic AI can perform beyond the limits of the human mind, even geniuses. While it is still a theory, the methods of achieving superintelligence are also widely debated.