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Mar 22, 2024

Is Singularity here?

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One of the most influential figures in the field of AI, Ray Kurzweil, has famously predicted that the singularity will happen by 2045. Kurzweil’s prediction is based on his observation of exponential growth in technological advancements and the concept of “technological singularity” proposed by mathematician Vernor Vinge.

Mar 22, 2024

Technological singularity

Posted by in categories: cosmology, Ray Kurzweil, singularity

It is with sadness — and deep appreciation of my friend and colleague — that I must report the passing of Vernor Vinge.

The technological singularity —or simply the singularity[1] —is a hypothetical future point in time at which technological growth becomes uncontrollable and irreversible, resulting in unforeseeable consequences for human civilization.[2][3] According to the most popular version of the singularity hypothesis, I. J. Good’s intelligence explosion model, an upgradable intelligent agent will eventually enter a “runaway reaction” of self-improvement cycles, each new and more intelligent generation appearing more and more rapidly, causing an “explosion” in intelligence and resulting in a powerful superintelligence that qualitatively far surpasses all human intelligence.[4]

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Mar 14, 2024

Google’s AI prophet fast tracks singularity prediction

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Other prominent technologists have praised Dr Kurzweil for the accuracy of his predictions, with Google founder Larry Page personally hiring him to the company in 2012, and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates describing him as “the best person I know at predicting the future of artificial intelligence”

The 76-year-old computer scientist, who has been working on artificial intelligence for more than six decades, cited the exponential progress of computing power in recent decades in order to reinforce his predictions, compiling dozens of charts for his new book.

When asked on the Joe Rogan Experience about what kind of revolutionary changes that AI could bring to society within the next few years, Dr Kurzweil said he believed it would soon be able to reverse human ageing.

Mar 14, 2024

Elon Musk says AI will be smarter than any human next year

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI

Musk made this comment while reposting a clip from Joe Rogans podcast with American computer scientist Ray Kurzweil. The topic was when AI will achieve human-level intelligence. Musk said that “AI will probably be smarter than any single human next year.”

Mar 1, 2024

Ray Kurzweil Q&A — The Singularity, Human-Machine Integration & AI | EP #83

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In this episode, recorded during last year’s Abundance360 summit, Ray Kurzweil answers questions from the audience about AI, the future, and how this change will affect all aspects of our society.

Ray Kurzweil, an American inventor and futurist, is a pioneer in artificial intelligence, having contributed significantly to OCR, text-to-speech, and speech recognition technologies. Author of numerous books on AI and the future of technology, he’s received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, among other honors. At Google, Kurzweil focuses on machine learning and language processing, driving advancements in technology and human potential.

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Feb 26, 2024

The 10 Stages of Artificial Intelligence

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This definitely is a Lifeboat post embodying what Lifeboat is about, and it’s only about AI. They did a really good job explaining the 10 stages.

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Jan 30, 2024

The Professions of the Future (1)

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We are witnessing a professional revolution where the boundaries between man and machine slowly fade away, giving rise to innovative collaboration.

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As Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to advance by leaps and bounds, it’s impossible to overlook the profound transformations that this technological revolution is imprinting on the professions of the future. A paradigm shift is underway, redefining not only the nature of work but also how we conceptualize collaboration between humans and machines.

As creator of the ETER9 Project (2), I perceive AI not only as a disruptive force but also as a powerful tool to shape a more efficient, innovative, and inclusive future. As we move forward in this new world, it’s crucial for each of us to contribute to building a professional environment that celebrates the interplay between humanity and technology, where the potential of AI is realized for the benefit of all.

In the ETER9 Project, dedicated to exploring the interaction between artificial intelligences and humans, I have gained unique insights into the transformative potential of AI. Reflecting on the future of professions, it’s evident that adaptability and a profound understanding of technological dynamics will be crucial to navigate this new landscape.

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Dec 29, 2023

Ray Kurzweil: Singularity, Superintelligence, and Immortality

Posted by in categories: life extension, Ray Kurzweil, singularity

For anyone impatiently waiting on Ray Kurzweil’s new book, I stumbled across this a couple nights ago: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5Ff72Dwb5jNMJ4ifP0zsTf?si=2…VBpSdd8_mg

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Dec 14, 2023

The future of intelligence: artificial, natural, and combined

Posted by in categories: climatology, government, health, policy, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI, singularity, sustainability

Twenty-four years ago, Ray Kurzweil predicted computers would reach human-level intelligence by 2029. This was met with great concern and criticism. In the past six months technology experts have come around to agree with him. According to Kurzweil, over the next two decades, AI is going to change what it means to be human. We are going to invent new means of expression that will soar past human language, art, and science of today. All of the concepts that we rely on to give meaning to our lives, including death itself, will be transformed.\
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Dec 5, 2023

Could you move from your biological body to a computer? An expert explains ‘mind uploading’

Posted by in categories: biological, computing, neuroscience, Ray Kurzweil, transhumanism

This is the concept behind mind uploading – the idea that we may one day be able to transition a person from their biological body to a synthetic hardware. The idea originated in an intellectual movement called transhumanism and has several key advocates including computer scientist Ray Kurzweil, philosopher Nick Bostrom and neuroscientist Randal Koene.

The transhumanists’ central hope is to transcend the human condition through scientific and technological progress. They believe mind uploading may allow us to live as long as we want (but not necessarily forever). It might even let us improve ourselves, such as by having simulated brains that run faster and more efficiently than biological ones. It’s a techno-optimist’s dream for the future. But does it have any substance?

The feasibility of mind uploading rests on three core assumptions.

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