An Outsider’s Observation on the Singularity Institute of Artificial Intelligence
Problem of Audience Heterogeneity
- Some already know what the technological Singularity is, others don’t, and are finding out now.
- However, if the people and ideas I present are genuinely new and interesting I should be able to satisfy both groups.
The technological singularity occurs as artificial intelligences surpass human beings as the smartest and most capable life forms on the Earth. Technological development is taken over by the machines, who can think, act and communicate so quickly that normal humans cannot even comprehend what is going on. The machines enter into a ‘runaway reaction’ of self-improvement cycles, with each new generation of A.I.s appearing faster and faster. From this point onwards, technological advancement is explosive, under the control of the machines, and thus cannot be accurately predicted (hence the term ‘Singularity’)….” -Ray Kurzweil
To learn more about the Singularity Institute of Artificial Intelligence see the presentation below: