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Enthusiasts and Skeptics Debate Artificial Intelligence

Kurt Anderson has an interesting article at Vanity Fair that looks at the debate among technologists about the singularity: Enthusiasts and Skeptics Debate Artificial Intelligence | Vanity Fair. Machines performing unimaginably complicated calculations unimaginably fast—that’s what computers have always done. Computers … Continue reading

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Singularity assumptions that should be questioned

The upcoming movie, Transcendence, looks like it will be interesting, but the trailer includes common assumptions about the singularity that I’m not sure are justified. To be sure, the assumptions are held by a lot of singularity believers.  Below I … Continue reading

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Why an AI revolt is unlikely

From time to time, articles or blog posts appear expressing anxiety about what will happen when we finally achieve artificial intelligence.  The thinking goes that such a mind would quickly be able to design and build a better version of … Continue reading

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