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Both the optimists and the pessimists often appeal to the idea of a technological singularity, a point in time where machine intelligence starts to run away, and a new, more intelligent "species" starts to inhabit the earth.
The idea of a technological singularity can be traced back to a number of different thinkers.
At this point we wonder how the Alterity of a technological singularity
of downloaded consciousness will be experienced, and even if the self-consciousness of artificial intelligence will be non-phenomenological.
The Technological Singularity may be the most likely of the noncatastrophes.
In 1993 I said I'd be surprised if the Technological Singularity happened before 2005--I'll stand by that!--or after 2030.
What are the plans for this “priceless,” technological singularity
? How could one get their hands on such cleaning luxury?
The final day of the conference included a workshop led by Selmer Bringsjord and Marcus Hutter on AGI as a rigorous science; and a workshop led by Ben Goertzel on the future of AGI and roadmaps to AGI, which included a summary of the AGI Roadmap Workshop held at the University of Tennessee in October 2009, and also a talk by philosopher Anders Sandberg from Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute on AGI and possible paths to technological singularity
The approaching technological Singularity
, like the singularities of black holes, marks a point of departure from reality.
Broderick's spike of "technological singularity
" could result in worship of the event itself: "While I continue to insist that religion, regarded literally, is the wrong interpretive filter to place over the Singularity, the iconographies of a millennium of richly embroidered sacred art do yield a suitable set of metaphors for the strictly unimaginable," he writes.