articles tagged: singularity
why tech billionaires can’t “disruptively” vote their way to digital immortality
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why tech billionaires can’t “disruptively” vote their way to digital immortality

What happens when voters make decisions based on the belief that someday soon, scientists and engineers will turn them into immortal robots or web-enabled software?

how to tame your superintelligent robot…
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how to tame your superintelligent robot…

Programmer Maciej Ceglowski refuses to fall for the Gospel of the Nerd Rapture and offers a novel idea for giving people a more realistic idea of what AI really is.

one half of a debate
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one half of a debate

Neither Ray Kurzweil or Jaron Lanier seem to lack imagination as to what jobs computers could do. So why are they so uncreative when it comes to coming up with ideas for humans working alongside AI?

new name, new accent, same old singularity…
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new name, new accent, same old singularity…

A Singularity by any other name is still just a utopian cold reading of where technology is headed.

getting information from a black hole’s maw
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getting information from a black hole’s maw

What happens to particles swallowed by a black hole? The answer could either confirm our understanding of the universe or alter everything we know about it.