technological singularity

Will AI evolve to become an existential threat to humanity? Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk and physicist Stephen Hawking seem to think so. They are amongst a number of luminaries who see intelligent machines as humanity's way of committing collective suicide.
Artificial superintelligence is coming, probably whether we like it or not, and probably within our lifetimes. If many of the experts are correct, this will either be our greatest dream or our worst nightmare. Here's why.
"It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate," Hawking said. “Humans, who are limited by
The global brain is coming. The technology to build a global brain will come whether our institutions change or not. The problem then morphs into something a little more interesting: technology can build the global brain, but its up to us to build the global village.
Research related to stem cell replacement organs and brain-interface technology is already moving forward at quite a rapid pace. This trend should continue as more people and companies with deep pockets invest in genetics, nanotechnology, and robotics.
What does it take to make avatars real? We face two significant hurdles: body and brain.
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Some futurists think we're headed for a moment when tech progress gives us superhuman intelligence forever. But that could be just another all-too-human fantasy. Joining Alyona Minkovski to discuss are guests Cara Santa Maria, Tom Simonite, James Miller, Matthew Herper and John Rennie.
Full Segment: Some futurists think we're headed for a moment when tech progress gives us superhuman intelligence forever. But that could be just another all-too-human fantasy.
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