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superintelligence

An intellect that is much smarter than the best human brain in practically every field, including scientific creativity, general wisdom and social skills. The operational definition of superintelligence includes those who are viewed as intellectually gifted and savants, and in informatics as programs that have extremely intelligent search algorithms.
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(4) Vernor Vinge, "The Coming Technological Singularity: How to Survive in the Post-Human Era," 1993, available at <www-rohan.sdsu.
(1993), "The Coming Technological Singularity", Whole Earth Review Winter issue.
(34) Vernor Vinge, 'The Technological Singularity' (1993), a lecture widely available on the Internet; citations here are from <http://www.frc.ri.cmu.edu/~hpm/book98/com.ch1/vinge.singularity.html> [accessed 12 December 2006].
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.
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