Documenting the Coming Singularity

Friday, December 18, 2009

Anissimov on the Successful Singularity

Singularity 101 - 12.14.09 (by Michael Anissimov)

Getting artificial intelligence right could lead to a new world of abundance.

Part five in a GOOD miniseries on the singularity by Michael Anissimov and Roko Mijic. New posts every Monday from November 16 to January 23.

“...the first ultraintelligent machine is the last invention that man need ever make, provided that the machine is docile enough to tell us how to keep it under control.”

I.J. Good, "Speculations Concerning the First Ultraintelligent Machine" (1963)

In a post three weeks ago, Roko Mijic explained why singularity researchers are so interested in the prospect of smarter-than-human intelligence. The intelligence of Homo sapiens which we all share underlies all the achievements of each individual human and the collective human family. Human intelligence underlies our artistic creations, philosophical treatises, humanitarian efforts, scientific reasoning, and much more. Chimps cannot participate in any of these areas of thought and action, because their intelligence is not sufficient.

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