But that people around you, are cyborgs, or even fully intelligent robots. Transcendence talked about the The Singularity in pretty direct terms. Thing is — reality and fiction are converging.
Annotated Bibliography Introduction Modern motor cars may be an order of magnitude more complex than cars of the s, but they perform essentially the same function. A bit more comfortable, fuel efficient and safer, but they still just get you from A to B in much the same time and at much the same cost.
The technology had reached a plateau in the fifties, and only incremental improvements seem possible.
Likewise, computers appear to have plateaued in the s, when all our common applications were built. Certainly their adoption has soared, their graphics are much better, applications are much more complex and the social and business nature of the web has developed.
But all these are applications of technologies that were well understood thirty years ago. Hardware has certainly become much, much faster, but software has just become much, much slower to compensate. But quietly in the background there has been slow but steady progress in a variety of techniques generally known as Artificial Intelligence.
Glimpses of the progress appear in applications such as speech recognition, some expert systems and cars that can drive themselves unaided on freeways or rough desert tracks. It might seem implausible that a computer could ever become truly intelligent.
But we have a solid existence proof that intelligence is possible — namely ourselves. Unless one believes in the super natural then our intelligence must result from well defined electro chemical processes in our brains.
If those could be understood and simulated then you would have an intelligent machine. But current results suggests that such a simulation is not necessary, there are many ways to build an intelligent machine.
It is difficult to predict just how hard it is to build an intelligent machine, but barring the super natural it is certainly possible. One frightening aspect of an intelligence computer is that it could program itself. If man built the machine, and the machine is about as intelligent as man, then the machine must be capable of understanding and thus improving a copy of itself.
When the copy was activated it would be slightly smarter than the original, and thus better able to produce a new version of itself that is even smarter. This process is exponential, just like a nuclear chain reaction. At first only small improvements might be made, as the machine is only just capable of making improvements at all.
But as it became smarter it would become better and better at becoming smarter. So it could move from being barely intelligent to hyper intelligent in a very short period of time.
Vinge called this the Singularity. Note that this is quite different from other forms of technological advancement. Aeroplanes do not design new aeroplanes.
Biotechnological chemicals do not develop new biotechnology. Advances in these fields is limited to the intelligence of man. But a truly intelligent computer could actually start programming a newer, even more intelligent computer.
The brain is very finite, cannot be physically extended or copied, takes many years to develop and when it dies the intelligence dies with it.
On the other hand, an artificial intelligence is just software. It can be trivially duplicated, copied to a more powerful computer, or possibly a botnet of computers scattered over the web. It could also adapt and absorb other intelligent software, making any concept of "self" quite hazy.
What is certain is that an intelligence that was good at world domination would, by definition, be good at world domination. So if there were a large number artificial intelligences, and just one of them wanted to and was capable of dominating the world, then it would.
The pen is mightier than the sword, and the best intelligence has the best pen. It is also difficult to see why an AI would want humans around competing for resources and threatening the planet.
The next sections survey what is know of intelligence, with a view to trying to predict how long it might take to develop a truly intelligent machine. Some philosophical issues are then addressed, including whether we should care that human intelligence should evolve into machine intelligence.
Finally we propose a crude solution that might delay annihilation by a few decades or centuries. Each neuron can operate concurrently with other neurons, which in theory could perform a staggering amount of computation.
However, neurons are relatively slow, with only roughly firings per second, so they have to work concurrently to produce results in a timely manner. On the other hand ordinary personal computers might contain 2 billion bytes of fast memory, and a billion billion bytes of slower disk storage.
And specialized hardware and advanced architectures can perform many operations simultaneously. Computers are also extremely accurate which is fortunate as they are also extremely sensitive to any errors. The nature and structure of silicon computers is so different from meat based computation that it is very difficult to compare them directly.The technological singularity (also, simply, the singularity) is the hypothesis that the invention of artificial superintelligence (ASI) will abruptly trigger runaway technological growth, resulting in unfathomable changes to human civilization.
According to this hypothesis, an upgradable intelligent agent (such as a computer running software-based artificial general intelligence) would enter. Singularity thus refers to anything where normal rules no longer apply. In the case of computer science, or artificial intelligence, a singularity is a point when we would achieve human intelligence (or even better, super intelligence) on computers.
Jan 01, · The field of artificial intelligence goes back a long way, but many consider it was officially born when a group of scientists at Dartmouth College got together for a summer, back in Computers had, over the last few decades, come on in incredible leaps and bounds; they could now perform calculations far faster than humans.
Singularity thus refers to anything where normal rules no longer apply. In the case of computer science, or artificial intelligence, a singularity is a point when we would achieve human intelligence (or even better, super intelligence) on computers.
In the coming of the Singularity, we are seeing the predictions of _true_ technological unemployment finally come true. Like the shock in a compressible flow, the Singularity moves closer as we accelerate through the critical speed.
And what of the arrival of the Singularity itself?
as Artificial Intelligence. With that insight, we may. No. Artificial intelligence has come on in leaps and bounds,however we are no closer to the notion of singularity than we werewhen we started.
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