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The Age of Quantum Supremacy - IRIS

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I am not a genius, have no inside information and don't have influential friends feeding me high-tech solutions to common problems. However, people wonder why I have huge social media followings, know what the next big thing is and have opportunities thrust upon me. The simple answer is I love watching for disruptive technologies and I follow trends--have done so for years. I think you must be on top of what is happening around you and gather intelligence on what technology can change the world and what technology is simple taking up space like marijuana. I've watched the marijuana "technologies" reaping incredible rewards from the few who got in at the early stages.


Doubting The AI Mystics: Dramatic Predictions About AI Obscure Its Concrete Benefits

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Artificial intelligence is advancing rapidly. In a few decades machines will achieve superintelligence and become self-improving. Soon after that happens we will launch a thousand ships into space. These probes will land on distant planets, moons, asteroids, and comets. Each probe will, in fact, contain the information needed to create an entire ecosystem. Thanks to AI and advanced biotechnology, the species in each place will be tailored to their particular plot of rock.


Doubting The AI Mystics: Dramatic Predictions About AI Obscure Its Concrete Benefits

#artificialintelligence

Artificial intelligence is advancing rapidly. In a few decades machines will achieve superintelligence and become self-improving. Soon after that happens we will launch a thousand ships into space. These probes will land on distant planets, moons, asteroids, and comets. Each probe will, in fact, contain the information needed to create an entire ecosystem. Thanks to AI and advanced biotechnology, the species in each place will be tailored to their particular plot of rock.


Elon Musk says Neuralink could bring A.I. 'superintelligence' to the brain

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Beyond cortical and limbic systems, the company Neuralink could add a third layer of digital superintelligence to humans and avoid artificial intelligence enslavement, its founder Elon Musk claimed Tuesday. The brain-computer linkup firm is working to treat medical conditions using its implanted chip as early as next year, but during a podcast appearance, Musk reiterated his belief that the technology could avoid some of the worst consequences of advanced machines. "It's important that Neuralink solves this problem sooner rather than later, because the point at which we have digital superintelligence, that's when we pass the singularity and things become just very uncertain," Musk said during an interview with MIT professor Lex Fridman. Musk was keen to note that the singularity, a hypothesized point where machines grow so advanced that humanity slips into an irreversible change, may not necessarily be good or bad. He did state, however, that "things become extremely unstable" after that point, which means Neuralink would need to achieve its human-brain linkup either before or not long after "to minimize the existential risk for humanity and consciousness as we know it."



Robot's Rules of Order

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"Although the Singularity has many faces, its most important implication is this: our technology will match and then vastly exceed the refinement and suppleness of what we regard as the best of human traits." "Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended." Mr. Vinge and Mr. Kurzweil have been two of the leading proponents of the idea of the technological singularity, which is the concept that artificial intelligence and technological advancement overall will, in the near future, get to a point where machines are exponentially smarter than humanity and changes to the world around us come so fast that normal, unmodified humans will no longer be able to keep up with it. It seems evident that most members of the scientific community agree that there needs to be a set of rules that everyone responsible for AI and robotic technology must abide by.


Tech pioneer Ray Kurzweil: We Will Merge with Computers by 2045

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At the COSM Technology Summit, tech pioneer and visionary Ray Kurzweil offered by interactive video a glimpse of his foreseen Singularity in which we merge with super-intelligent computers. As a Director of Engineering at Google, with a 30-year track record of accurate predictions and many key patents to his credit, the "the restless genius" (Wall Street Journal) projects the revolution -- of which he has been so large a component -- into a limitless future: "I've been in this field 55 years and it's only in the last few years that we can take everything humans do and go way beyond the best human. We can perform any kind of human capability." He cites an example: "AlphaGoZero was not given any information about Go but after three days defeated every human. These milestones are coming quickly."


10 most common myths about AI

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In today's hype-filled world of artificial intelligence, myth is often confused for fact. Due to a large number of myths about AI, it becomes difficult to differentiate the truth from fiction. Join us as we tackle some of the oft-repeated myths when it comes to AI. When it comes to myths about AI, many theories might seem incredulous, and some which are grounded in fact. Considering the hype around the technology, it might get difficult to determine the true disruptive power of artificial intelligence on society. Many of these theories revolve around AI somehow taking over human civilization.


Star Trek Movie's 40th anniversary, Superintelligence and the Singularity

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Last week, I went to see the 40th anniversary re-release of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (or ST:TMP for short). I had seen the movie as a kid when it first came out in 1979, after seeing many episodes of Star Trek via re-runs pretty much every-day throughout the 1970s (which were responsible for increasing the show's popularity since it had been cancelled after 3 seasons after its debut in 1966). The 40th anniversary screening had a little featurette before the movie that had some of the actors and producers talking about the onerous process of bringing this troubled movie to the screen (it was called The Longest Trek: Writing the Motion Picture,"). Seeing it again now, after all these years, I was struck by a few different things about the movie and its history that I either didn't know or hadn't thought about. For one thing, the re-issue had the same music as the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation (ST:TNG) n, which struck me as odd.


Singularity is a decade closer than predicted

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The technological singularity, an age when machine intelligence surpasses human intelligence, is now expected to take place in 2035, 10 years earlier than initially predicted. This was the word from Shayne Manne, co-CEO of SingularityU Africa and co-founder of experiential brand agency Mann Made. Almost 2 000 attendees filled the conference centre at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit at the SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019 yesterday. Manne, who delivered the welcome note, discussed the current exponential change and possibilities presented by technology. He explained that singularity,a hypothetical point in the future when technological growth and machine intelligence become uncontrollable and irreversible, once predicted to take place in 2045, is now expected to take place a decade earlier, and is anticipated to result in unfathomable changes to human civilisation.