DailyDirt: No 9000 Computer Has Ever Made A Mistake Or Distorted Information…

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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 says:

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.

Peter Kinnon (profile) says:


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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