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Intelligence is Unstoppable. A Film by Laure X

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What is The Singularity? Version SIAI

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The Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence was founded in 2000 with the goal of preventing humanity’s destruction by UnFriendly Artificial Intelligence. Since then, the scope of their mission has grown along with the organization itself.

Funded primarily by PayPal billionaire and Facebook board member Peter Thiel, the SIAI now has plans to enlist prominent scientists to aid their mission, as well as build a rational community and continue to expand the reach of their annual Singularity Summit. Their definition of Singularity focuses on the Intelligence Explosion as opposed to the idea of accelerating technological change.

This summer, we’ll be filming the SIAI’s first “Rationality Boot Camp” in Berkeley, CA.

Michio Kaku- Embrace the Singularity

Celebrity Physicist Michio Kaku has been exploring the dangers of the Singularity but now he has a new message- Transhumanism can save us.

Google Your Brain: Is the Web AI?

Kansas State U Prof Michael Wesch theorizes that AI is here or coming close. But is Google "learning" from the data it's handling now? And if not, when will it start?

Game Theory (by xkcd)

Apparently, xkcd creator Randall Munroe has a rather sophisticated vision of AI...

Newcomb’s Paradox Beyond the Matrix and Vice Versa

Newcomb's Paradox is one of the central dilemmas in decision theory. Various thinkers have approached the problem in different ways (in fact, there are scores of analyses), and it is the basis for a memorable scene between Keanu Reeves' Neo and Lawrence Fishburne's Morpheus in The Matrix. Look for David Chalmers, Ray Kurzweil, and many other Singularity luminaries in this →

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-27

RT @futureaware: Michael Vassar Google Talk on Transitions from Scholarship to Darwinian Science #future # Hank Pellissier offers a transhumanist take on the Singularity Summit #ss2010 # Are ants the key to Artificial Intelligence? # RT @bunkersofa: It's not all about Kurzweil. The Singularity has multiple definitions, depending on the thinker. # RT @gbboy: Definition: #Singularity intelligence explosion caused by →

Theories of a AI-Free Future

Berkeley professor of philosophy Hubert Dreyfus is one of the preeminent critics of the idea of Artificial General Intelligence. Dr. Dreyfus, a phenomenologist best known for his work on Heidegger, believes that there are basic ideational reasons why AGI is not possible. The main reasons are a) that AI researchers use faulty reasoning when considering biological models of →

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-20

At #singularitysummit Michael Vassar proposes separate communities that sometimes communicate leads to intellectual progress # Kurzweil: Faith required to conceive of consciousness, artificial or otherwise #ss2010 # Is the notion that we now have"all of human knowledge in a few strokes of the keyboard" a bit overstated at least? #ss2010 # Ben Goertzel may be able to convince me there is a connection →

A Toast to the Singularity

An attendee of the Singularity Summit 2010 sums up the issues in a Toastmasters speech.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-13

Singularity Hub: We Live in a Jungle of Artificial Intelligence that will Spawn Sentience # The empathetic Nao Robot, profiled in the Guardian # Powered by Twitter Tools