Technology singularity - News & Rumors Posts Tagged «technology singularity» Elon Musk warns us that human-level AI is ‘potentially more dangerous than nukes’ August 4, 2014 at 8:39 amElon Musk, the mastermind behind SpaceX and Tesla, believes that artificial intelligence is “potentially more dangerous than nukes,” imploring all of humankind “to be super careful with AI,” unless we want the ultimate fate of humanity to closely resemble Judgment Day from Terminator. Personally I think Musk is being a little hyperbolic — after all, we’ve survived more than 60 years of the threat of thermonuclear mutually assured destruction — but still, it’s worth considering Musk’s words in greater detail. What is transhumanism, or, what does it mean to be human? April 1, 2013 at 1:25 pmWhat does it mean to be human?
The Human Body in Symbolism - The Secret Teachings of All Ages Index Previous Next p. 73 THE oldest, the most profound, the most universal of all symbols is the human body. The Greeks, Persians, Egyptians, and Hindus considered a philosophical analysis of man's triune nature to be an indispensable part of ethical and religious training. The Mysteries of every nation taught that the laws, elements, and powers of the universe were epitomized in the human constitution; that everything which existed outside of man had its analogue within man. The universe, being immeasurable in its immensity and inconceivable in its profundity, was beyond mortal estimation. Even the gods themselves could comprehend but a part of the inaccessible glory which was their source. ELKI Description The university project is developed for use in teaching and research. The source code is written with extensibility, readability and reusability in mind, but it is not extensively optimized for performance. A scientific evaluation comparing run times thus is only sound when both algorithms are implemented within ELKI so they share the same cost. It currently does not offer integration with business intelligence applications or even an interface to common database management systems via SQL. The application of the algorithms requires knowledge about their use and study of documentation.
Information Philosopher - Introduction Introduction The Information Philosopher has established that quantum mechanics and thermodynamics play a central role in the creation of all things. This finding has enormous implications for philosophy and metaphysics. Instead of a closed universe that is winding down deterministically from an initial state of high information, we find the universe is open and increasing information indeterministically from an initial state of relatively high entropy and low information. Information is being continuously created in the universe, not least by human beings who are just learning that they are part of the cosmic creative process. An open indeterministic universe with increasing information suggests three testable philosophical ideas: a model for free will and creativity that may satisfy determinists and libertarians a value system based on providential processes in the universe an epistemological explanation of knowledge formation and communication.
Your Life in Weeks This is a long human life in years: And here’s a human life in months: But today, we’re going to look at a human life in weeks: Each row of weeks makes up one year. That’s how many weeks it takes to turn a newborn into a 90-year-old. It kind of feels like our lives are made up of a countless number of weeks.
When will Singularity happen – and will it turn Earth into heaven or hell? Defined as the point where computers become more intelligent than humans and where human intelligence can be digitally stored, Singularity hasn't happened yet. First theorised by mathematician John von Neumann in the 1950s, the 'Singularitarian Immortalist' (and Director of Engineering at Google) Ray Kurzweil thinks that by 2045, machine intelligence will be infinitely more powerful than all human intelligence combined, and that technological development will be taken over by the machines. "There will be no distinction, post-Singularity, between human and machine or between physical and virtual reality," he writes in his book 'The Singularity Is Near'. But – 2045? Are we really that close?
Freeman Dyson Freeman John Dyson FRS (born 15 December 1923) is an English-born American  theoretical physicist and mathematician, known for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, astronomy and nuclear engineering. Dyson is a member of the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Biography Early life From 1936 to 1941, Dyson was a Scholar at Winchester College, where his father was Director of Music.
Alexandre Bouchard-Côté General Email: bouchard AT stat.ubc.caAssistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at UBCPath: McGill -> UCB -> UBC. AKA: Alex, Bouchard, or 卜利森. See also: how to typeset my last name.Office: ESB, Room 3124Resumé (last updated: Nov. '13) Research Interests