2014 - October
The Singularity and the State of the Art in Artificial Intelligence: The technological singularity (Ubiquity symposium)
by Ernest Davis
The state of the art in automating basic cognitive tasks, including vision and natural language understanding, is far below human abilities. Real-world reasoning, which is an unavoidable part of many advanced forms of computer vision and natural language understanding, is particularly difficult---suggesting the advent of computers with superhuman general intelligence is not imminent. The possibility of attaining a singularity by computers that lack these abilities is discussed briefly.
Human Enhancement--The way ahead: The technological singularity (Ubiquity symposium)
by Kevin Warwick
October 2014In this paper a look is taken at artificial intelligence and the ways it can be brought about, either by means of a computer or through biological growth. ...
Opening Statement: Will computers out-compete us all?: The technological singularity (Ubiquity symposium)
by Espen Andersen
October 2014To jumpstart this symposium, Espen Andersen describes the debate surrounding "technological singularity" and questions whether this is something that will happen---and if so, what the consequences might be. ...