2014 - November
Computers versus Humanity: Do we compete?: The technological singularity (Ubiquity symposium)
by Liah Greenfeld, Mark Simes
Liah Greenfeld and Mark Simes have long worked together, integrating the perspectives of two very different disciplinary traditions: cultural history/historical sociology and human neuroscience. The combination of their areas of expertise in the empirical investigation of mental disorders, which severely affect intelligence---among other things---has led them to certain conclusions that may throw a special light on the question of this symposium: Will computers outcompete us all?
Exponential Technology and The Singularity: The technological singularity (Ubiquity symposium)
by Peter Cochrane
November 2014The Priesthood of the Singularity posits a fast approaching prospect of machines overtaking human abilities (Ray Kurzweil's The Singularity is Near, Viking Press, 2006) on the basis of the exponential ...