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The "Singularity" describes a future when technology obtains superhuman intelligence -- and when people won't be able to outwit their technological creations. So far, humans have lost to computers playing chess and Jeopardy! (and a few other games) -- but machines aren't our overlords just yet. Here are a few more datapoints pointing to better and better artificial intelligence.


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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 5th, 2011 @ 11:21pm

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    He provided the example of music, a field he worked in extensively, and the negative reaction of musicians' unions to synthesizers in the 1980s, driven by fears that these working professionals would lose the opportunity to make money. As Kurzweil pointed out, instead of losing the ability to make money, their profession simply evolved. "If you go to a music conference now, it's like a computer conference with these very powerful musical tools where musicians can command a whole orchestra, and so forth, and actually do a lot more with the technology. In fact, music is more vibrant than ever and musicians are very much in demand."

    Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nataly-kelly/ray-kurzweil-on-translati_b_875745.html

    That can't be right, he said musicians evolved. Apparently he doesn't know the musicians from the RIAA.

     

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    Strawbear (profile), Oct 6th, 2011 @ 2:59am

    I'm assuming any computer anywhere outwitting my mother?

     

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    Strawbear (profile), Oct 6th, 2011 @ 2:59am

    I'm assuming any computer anywhere outwitting my mother doesn't count?

     

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      Michael Ho (profile), Oct 6th, 2011 @ 6:15pm

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      Describe in single words only the good things that come into your mind about... your mother.

       

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        darryl, Oct 7th, 2011 @ 2:26am

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        Micheal WTF are you talking about ?????

        (were they 'single' words).

        A single word cannot be a 'description'

        Michael what is the implication of the statement you made?

        You can use "MULTIPLE" words to explain it if you like.

        Michael describle in sigle words ANYTHING FREAKING THING ?

        Oh what you cant do that, oh my you had better have a long talk to your mother............

        Here are some single words for you, but they do not describe my mother (deceased) or father (deceased). But probably quite well explains yourself...

        Mr HO..

        Moron
        idiot
        troll
        fool
        wanker
        dick
        fuckwit

        shall I continue?, or have you got the point (apart from the one on your head)!!!

         

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    HAL9000, Oct 6th, 2011 @ 4:57am

    I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 6th, 2011 @ 9:03am

    HAL = IBM

    I wonder if anyone here has worked out that
    HAL 9000

    +1 (char/number) = IBM 9001

    That Kubric !!!! what will he think off next !!!

    H + 1 = I
    A + 1 = B
    L + 1 = M

    9000 + 1 = 9001

     

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    Peter Kinnon (profile), Oct 7th, 2011 @ 2:39pm

    "Singularity"

    Within the context of a broad evolutionary model for which there is good evidence the "singularity" is better considered as a "phase transition" to the next stage in nature's on-going life process.
    This model is very informally discussed in "The Goldilocks Effect: What Has Serendipity Ever Done For Us?" (free download in e-book formats from the "Unusual Perspectives" website)

     

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