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Journal of Evolution and Technology. The far future of humans and intelligence in the universe — episodes with Ray Kurzweil. Closer to Truth | Ray is a world-renowned inventor, computer scientist, innovative futurist and best-selling author.

The far future of humans and intelligence in the universe — episodes with Ray Kurzweil

He founded four technology companies based on his revolutionary inventions in artificial intelligence, including reading machines for the blind, speech recognition, and music synthesis. Ray was the principal developer of the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large vocabulary speech recognition. He has successfully founded, developed, and sold four AI businesses in OCR, music synthesis, speech recognition, and reading technology. Calum Chace Artificial Intelligence. I’ve read a couple of your books now, and what I want to know is this: Do you really think that artificial intelligence is a threat to the human race and could lead to our extinction?

Calum Chace Artificial Intelligence

Yes, I do, but it also has the potential for enormous benefit. I do think it’s probably going to be either very, very good for us or very, very bad. Singularitarianism. Singularitarianism is a technocentric ideology and social movement defined by the belief that a technological singularity—the creation of superintelligence—will likely happen in the medium future, and that deliberate action ought to be taken to ensure that the Singularity benefits humans.


Singularitarians are distinguished from other futurists who speculate on a technological singularity by their belief that the Singularity is not only possible, but desirable if guided prudently. Accordingly, they might sometimes dedicate their lives to acting in ways they believe will contribute to its rapid yet safe realization.[1] Some critics argue that Singularitarianism is a new religious movement promising salvation in a technological utopia.[3] Others are concerned that the interest in the Singularity by corporate and military interests provides a clue as to the real direction and social implication of emerging technologies celebrated by Singularitarians.[4] Etymology[edit] History[edit] January 2015 Breaking News Transhumanism Elon Musk says artificial intelligence demons.

Professor Stuart Russell - The Long-Term Future of (Artificial) Intelligence. 20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know. New Injectable Brain Implants Take Us One Step Closer To A Cyborg Future. Extinction Timeline: what will disappear from our lives before 2050. When people talk about the future, they usually point to all the new things that will come to pass.

Extinction Timeline: what will disappear from our lives before 2050

However the evolution of human society is as much about old things disappearing as new things appearing. This means it is particularly useful to consider everything in our lives that is likely to become extinct. Below is the Extinction Timeline created jointly by What’s Next and Future Exploration Network – click on the image for the detailed timeline as a pdf (1.2MB).

For those who want a quick summary of a few of the things that we anticipate will become extinct in coming years: 2009: Mending things 2014: Getting lost. I Have Seen The Future, And Its Sky Is Full Of Eyes. Allow me just a little self-congratulatory chest-beating. Four years ago I started writing a near-fiction thriller about the risks of swarms of UAVs in the wrong hands. Infinity Point Will Arrive by 2035 Latest. Eray Ozkural December 23, 2013.

Infinity Point Will Arrive by 2035 Latest

Class 17 - Deep... Peter Thiel’s CS183: Startup - Class 17 - Deep Thought He is an essay version of class notes from Class 17 of CS183: Startup.

Class 17 - Deep...

Thumb_ExponentialGrowthofComputing.jpg (JPEG Image, 499 × 420 pixels) The lead up to the Singularity. The Hivemind Singularity - Alan Jacobs. In a near-future science fiction novel, human intelligence evolves into a hivemind that makes people the violent cells of a collective being. Slime mold network formation (Science). New Model Army, a 2010 novel by the English writer Adam Roberts, concerns itself with many things: the intimacy shared by soldiers at war, the motivating powers of memory and love, the rival merits of hierarchical and anarchic social structures, the legitimacy of the polity known as Great Britain, the question of European identity. The best visuals to explain the Singularity to senior executives. Tomorrow morning I’m doing a presentation to the top executive team of a very large organization on the next 20 years.

The best visuals to explain the Singularity to senior executives

Most of what I will cover will be general societal, business and technological drivers as well as specific strategic issues driving their business. High-Speed Robot Hand. Marvin Minsky's Home Page. MIT Media Lab and MIT AI Lab Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT Professor of E.E.C.S., M.I.Tminsky at Abstracts Bibliography Biography People Marvin Minsky has made many contributions to AI, cognitive psychology, mathematics, computational linguistics, robotics, and optics.

Marvin Minsky's Home Page

In recent years he has worked chiefly on imparting to machines the human capacity for commonsense reasoning. A robot prepared for self-awareness: Expanded software architecture for walking robot Hector. A year ago, researchers at Bielefeld University showed that their software endowed the walking robot Hector with a simple form of consciousness.

A robot prepared for self-awareness: Expanded software architecture for walking robot Hector

Their new research goes a step further: they have now developed a software architecture that could enable Hector to see himself as others see him. "With this, he would have reflexive consciousness," explains Dr. Holk Cruse, professor at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) at Bielefeld University. The architecture is based on artificial neural networks. Russell Blackford - Human Enhancement. Two AI Pioneers. Two Bizarre Suicides. What Really Happened? In December 1996, snarky geeks created a newsgroup in his honor, alt.mckinstry.pencil-dick, taking as its charter "Discussion of Usenet kook McKinstry, aka 'McChimp.'"

Two AI Pioneers. Two Bizarre Suicides. What Really Happened?

Promises and Perils on the Road to Superintelligence. Global Brain / Image credit: In the 21st century, we are walking an important road. Our species is alone on this road and it has one destination: super-intelligence. ChalmersReply. Comment on David Chalmers “The Singularity: A Philosophical Analysis” Are Artificial Intelligence Doomsayers like Skeptical Theists? - h+ Media. Some of you may have noticed my recently-published paper on existential risk and artificial intelligence.

The paper offers a somewhat critical perspective on the recent trend for AI-doomsaying among people like Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates. Of course, it doesn’t focus on their opinions; rather, it focuses on the work of the philosopher Nick Bostrom, who has written the most impressive analysis to date of the potential risks posed by superintelligent machines. I want to try and summarise the main points of that paper in this blog post. This summary comes with the usual caveat that the full version contains more detail and nuance.

CEV.pdf. The Rights of Robots: Technology, Culture and Law in the 21st Century. Robot rights are already part of judiciary planning–can sentient machines be far off? This discussion of robot rights looks in-depth at issues once reserved for humans only. Originally published 1988. On Line Index of Artificial Intelligence Journals. Florida pastor plans to convert robots to Christianity. Artificial intelligence and autonomous robots should be encouraged to become religious, a US reverend has said. The real reason Elon Musk is scared of A.I. Elon Musk and other big shots in the tech industry are really scared of artificial intelligence. The Scientists Preparing for The Apocalypse. Man-Computer Symbiosis. Man-Computer Symbiosis J. J. C. R. Licklider.

Bernard Stiegler - La société automatique. Nous vivons le temps de l’automatisation généralisée. Et dans ce contexte, certains croient pouvoir parler, en particulier aux Etats-Unis, de post-humanisme. A l’horizon de l’automatisation généralisée, se projettent les figures du Cyborg, ou du Golem. Quoi qu’il en soit, dans ces figures comme celle du Cyborg, les automatismes biologiques et les automatismes psychiques sont réagencés par et avec des automates technologiques. Le sujet dont je vais essayer de vous parler aujourd’hui, c’est celui des nouveaux rapports qui seraient en train de se tramer en ce moment-même, et qui constituent une question politique et économique entre automatismes biologiques, automatismes technologiques et automatismes psychiques, et tels que ces nouveaux rapports pourraient rendre possible aussi bien une augmentation de l’autonomie qu’une régression généralisée. Je dis ça car la technologie, c’est de plus en plus ce qui s’intériorise, et de moins en moins ce qui s’extériorise.

Like a Swarm of Lethal Bugs: The Most Terrifying Drone Video Yet - Conor Friedersdorf. Chapter 3: Neotechnological conditioning. The Myth Of AI. Immortal Avatar: Russian project seeks to create robot with human brain. JAIR. Agile robots, dexterous robots (with videos) — Metamodern. How to Understand Everything (and why) — Metamodern. Literal Smart Dust Opens Brain-Computer Pathway to “Spy on Your Brain

Hugo de Garis. Ethical Issues In Advanced Artificial Intelligence. Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. DARPA Looks To New Form Of Computation That Mimics The Human Brain. Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Russian brains behind closest ever AI attempt. Physicist Proposes New Way To Think About Intelligence.

Mind Control Machine: Human wags rat's tail using mind control interface. Hamache.pdf. Facial Recognition Software Distinguishes Between Real And Phony Smiles. Mind-controlled aircraft no longer unthinkable. Solving Humanity's Grand Challenges. Articles de référence pour la Cyberculture. Noam Chomsky on Where Artificial Intelligence Went Wrong - Yarden Katz. Scientists Create Artificial Brain With 2.3 Million Simulated Neurons. Real robot. Scientists have developed a prototype for self-replicating robots. Mind Control Machine: Human wags rat's tail using mind control interface.

Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans: A Pilot Study. Virtual reality allows humans to fly like birds. Jaron Lanier (click his COLOR foto 4 vid!) Wired 8.04: Why the future doesn't need us. Jaron Lanier. The Myth Of AI. Conway's Game of Life. AI robot: how machine intelligence is evolving.

Paul Allen: The Singularity Isn't Near. The Manifest Destiny of Artificial Intelligence. Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever. Scott Draves: Making Computers Conscious – Art in Odd Places. Humanoid robot can recognise and interact with people.