Ernest Davis Collection
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....