... from an ‘intelligence explosion’ (Good 1965): a process in which software-based
intelligent minds enter a ‘runaway reaction’ of self-improvement cycles, with each
new and more intelligent generation appearing faster than its predecessor. Part I of
this volume is dedicated to essays which argue that ...
Synthetic Super Intelligence and the Transmutation of
... of Learning” through “The Fifth Level of Learning.” This is an alien group that invaded Earth about 450,000 years
ago and created hybrids out of an existing human race in order to use them as slaves. We are still under this alien
Volume 8, Number 2
... In summary, bots in MMOGs are “illegal and cheating helpers” of humans who can boost their
game productivity with automation. Bots are also rudimentary forms of AIs that seek to pass as
humans, avoiding detection from monitoring software often used by game companies. We can then
speculate if bots, a ...
Leakproofing the Singularity - Computer Engineering and Computer
... thought experiments to develop novel theories, it will very likely
come up with a way to challenge the security of the confinement system. In fact it may even be possible for the AI to perform some real
experiments via control over its internal architecture.
Even our current state of knowledge about ...
AI Risk Bibliography 2012 - Machine Intelligence Research Institute
... Listed sources discuss either the likelihood of AI risk or they discuss possible solutions.
(This does not include most of the “machine ethics” literature, unless an article discusses
machine ethics in the explicit context of artificial intelligence as an existential risk.)
Where possible, I have in ...
The Singularity: A Reply
... limitation that slows any purported intelligence explosion to a convergence; but the only reason he
gives is that values require a rich environmental context, so this worry is not a worry for AI that
exists in a rich environmental context.
Aleksander makes a different argument against the singularit ...
Informational Recursiveness Against Singularity
... B ELONGING TO K URZWEILIAN S TRONG
Singularity is a broader idea extending also out of region
of strong AI. It touches biology, human evolution, social
systems, exponential development of modern technology
etc., however it doesn’t speak, e.g., on evolution of
future human consciousness, its unity ...
Will machines outsmart man
... learned, culturally, to distrust such predictions – we know that ordinary human progress, given a
century in which to work, creates a gap which human predictions cannot cross. We haven't
learned this lesson with respect to genuine improvements in intelligence because the last genuine
improvement to ...
Convergence singularities: As man becomes machine
... This is the realm of the 'six million dollar man' and other
science fiction. However, the reality has caught up with
many of the themes in fiction. In David Rorvik’s  1970’s
book, ‘As man becomes machine’, the concepts of
integrating machinery and computers with human biological
functioning are ...
Eliezer Yudkowsky Singularity Institute for AI
... reactions to major changes in the circumstances of their
lives, these reactions appear to subside more or less
completely, and often quite quickly... After a period of
adjustment lottery winners are not much happier than a
control group and paraplegics not much unhappier.”
(Daniel Kahneman, 2000. “E ...
Future of Computing and Society - final
... The proposal is also contested, that is,
arguments are presented for and against. It is generally agreed
that the speed-up of electronic circuitry is expected to continue
at a rate paralleling Moore’s Law, whatever technology is
utilized. In theory, the operating cycle of the human brain is
... space travel, mobile phones, and the Internet were as yet
unimaginable, though they lay only a few decades away in
What of the next one hundred years? Viewed from
a larger historical perspective, it is hard to imagine that the
technological advances of the coming decades will be any
The Inevitability of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
... on these machines for augmentation of their human abilities, such as
amplifying their strength, speed, dexterity, intelligence, memory, longevity,
and so forth.
– It could come to the point, eventually, that augmentation leads to humans
transferring their identities ― their personalities and knowled ...
Brains - Minnesota Futurists
... IBM has said they will have a computer of about that
power operational in 2012.
- Number of neurons ~= 100 billion
- Total length of neural fibers ~= 1 million km.
- Connections among these = at least trillions
The singularity and the Methuselarity: similarities and differences
... have finite intelligence, might it not at some point create an even more rapidly self-improving system
that could supersede it? Indeed it might (I think) – but, from our point of view, so what? If we have
succeeded in creating a permanently friendly AI, we can be sure that any “next-generation” AI t ...
Drew McDermott Response to “The Singularity: A Philosophical
... point it becomes a normal convention that people survive uploading, and
the uploaded include many prominent citizens, who are indignant at the
idea that they’re not conscious, or that the DigiX they are now differs from
BioX, the biological entity they started as, then at that point going virtual
Food for Thought II - Singularity - Computer Science and Engineering
... that the machines would willfully seize power. What we do suggest is that the human race might
easily permit itself to drift into a position of such dependence on the machines that it would have
no practical choice but to accept all of the machines' decisions. As society and the problems that
face i ...
Micro-Futures - Vic Callaghan
... Era", which contained the much quoted statement "Within thirty years, we will have the
technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era
will be ended.”  Vinge’s article built on two earlier Sci-Fi novels he wrote which are
also noteworthy as they might be interp ...
... scholarly deficits of the use of a calculator,” …by turning a crank, grind out the solution of a
problem without the fatigue of mental application, would by its introduction in to schools, do
incalculable injury.” But who knows that such machines when brought to greater perfection, may
not think of ...
Singularity Sky is a science fiction novel by author Charles Stross, published in 2003. It was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2004. A sequel, Iron Sunrise, was published that same year. Together the two are referred to as the Eschaton novels, after a near-godlike intelligence that exists in both.The novel follows the ill-fated military campaign by a repressive state, the New Republic, to retaliate for a perceived invasion of one of its colony worlds. In actuality, the planet has been visited by the Festival, a technologically advanced alien race that rewards its hosts for ""entertaining"" them by granting whatever the entertainer wishes, including the Festival's own technology. This causes extensive social, economic and political disruption to the colony, which was generally limited by the New Republic to technology equivalent to that found on Earth during the Industrial Revolution. Aboard the New Republic's flagship, an engineer and intelligence operative from Earth covertly attempt to prevent the use of a forbidden technology—and fall in love along the way.Themes of the novel include transhumanism (the impact of a sudden technological singularity on a repressive society) and the need for information to be free, which inspired a proposal to give every Afghan a free mobile phone to combat the Taliban. Its narrative encompasses space opera and elements of steampunk and science fantasy. Intertwined within are social and political satire, and Stross's trademark dark humour and subtle literary and cultural allusions.Stross wrote the novel during the late 1990s, his first attempt at the form. It was not his first novel to be published, but it was the first to be originally published in book form. Its original title, Festival of Fools, was changed to avoid confusion with Richard Paul Russo's Ship of Fools.