The Singularity Summit

From I, RobotIn Darwin among the Machines, George B. Dyson predicts that the development of machine intelligence is inevitable, Darwinian and will proceed without human guidance or intervention.

Ray Kurzweil sees an approaching ‘singulariy,’ an era in which humans will choose to enhance themselves by adopting non-biological substrates and merging human intelligence with the capacity, speed and knowledge-sharing capacity of machines, as related in his book The Singularity is Near.

In any case, the Singularity Summit this weekend will bring together leading thinkers in robotics, nanotech and artificial intelligence to discuss the topic. Both and CNET have coverage worth a look. The ultimate in ‘open source’ software…?


About Chris Gulker

Chris Gulker, a self-described Infuential Blogger, lived in Menlo Park, California with spouse Linda. He passed away in late October 2010.
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One Response to The Singularity Summit

  1. Anonymous says:

    In the next 1000 years, humans will stop experiencing death. They’ll start having indefinite existences by transferring their brain contents to machines and resuming their experiences through the machines before their bodies die off. Unfortunately we’re probably a generation too early, and a summit of directors, VP’s, CTO’s, CEO’s doesn’t sound too relevant to artificial intelligence.

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