What’s The Technological Singularity?
Any intelligent machine of the sort he describes would not be humankind’s “tool” — any more than humans are the tools of rabbits, robins, or chimpanzees. ReviewMeta.com is NOT affiliated with any product, brand, seller or review platform displayed on our site. We do not warrant or guarantee any of the information contained on this site. We are making no assertions about the products or brands themselves; only opinions on the reviews. PASS/FAIL/WARN does not necessarily prove the presence or absence of ‘fake’ reviews. By working through a set of models and historical data, Kurzweil famously calculates that the singularity will arrive around 2045.
Kurzweil argues that the technological advances in medicine would allow us to continuously repair and replace defective components in our bodies, prolonging life to an undetermined age. Kurzweil further buttresses his argument by discussing current bio-engineering advances. Kurzweil suggests somatic gene therapy; after synthetic viruses with specific genetic information, the next step would be to apply this technology to gene therapy, replacing human DNA with synthesized genes. Some critics, like philosopher Hubert Dreyfus, assert that computers or machines cannot achieve human intelligence, while others, like physicist Stephen Hawking, hold that the definition of intelligence is irrelevant if the net result is the same.
According to the American National Standards Institute, robot singularities result from the collinear alignment of two or more robot axes. For example, in natural sciences, singularity describes dynamical systems and social systems where a small change may have an enormous impact. There are a few steps remaining after this, such as installing the cable combs, motherboard standoffs, the optional SSD bracket and the side panel, but we’ll get to those as we progress through the rest of the build. But I bet you’re getting impatient — and so was I at this point; I wanted to build. For the building process, we’re simply going to follow the manual and detail the steps below, making observations as we go along. Other than the bits and bolts, LED strips, and cables, every piece of the Spectre III is CNC machined, with all the metal anodized in black or silver — this case reeks quality from every corner.
Therefore, AGI will be different, not superior to human intelligence. This is true and human intelligence is also different than animal intelligence. Some animals are capable of amazing mental feats like squirrels remembering where they hid hundreds of nuts for months. Moore’s original observation was that the number of transistors on a square inch of an integrated circuit would double each year. Today, we say that the data density of an integrated circuit doubles every 18 months.
Perhaps it was the science-fiction writers who felt the first concrete impact. After all, the “hard” science-fiction writers are the ones who try to write specific stories about all that technology may do for us. More and more, these writers felt an opaque wall across the future. Once, they could put such fantasies millions of years in the future.
Entrepreneurs and public figures like Elon Musk have expressed concerns over advances in AI leading to human extinction. Significant innovations in genetics, nanotechnology and robotics will lay the foundation for singularity during the first half of the 21st century. To provide a bit of background, John von Neumann — a Hungarian American mathematician, computer scientist, engineer, physicist and polymath — first discussed the concept of technological singularity early in the 20th century.
Without this information, it has proven impossible to construct effective computer-based simulation models. Especially for the cognitive neuroscience of humans, we are not close to the requisite level of functional knowledge. Brain simulation projects underway today model only a small fraction of what neurons do and lack the detail to fully simulate what occurs in a brain. The pace of research in this area, while encouraging, hardly seems to be exponential.