Tag Archives: Artificial Intelligence

Alan Turing Google Doodle honors Computing Pioneer

Check out the most complicated Google Doodle of all time here, where the Google Doodle of the day  celebrates the birthday of computer science pioneer Alan Turing.   Turing is reasonably considered a founder of computer science even though he … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence Global Luminaries

This great list is from the Accelerating Futures Website  from Michael Anissimov Artificial Intelligence Aubrey de Grey Chief Science Officer, Methuselah Foundation Barney Pell Search Strategist, Microsoft Ben Goertzel CSO, Novamente & Director of Research, SIAI Bill Hibbard Emeritus Senior … Continue reading

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Conscious Computers and Friendly vs Unfriendly AI

As I’ve noted here in posts about AI many times I think we are within 15 years – probably fewer – of the most profound change in technology and humanity ever to hit the planet.   This will be the advent … Continue reading

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Are you biased?

My friend Marvin dropped in today on his way down to California and we were discussing artificial intelligence.    Like most of my programming pals he’s much more skeptical than I am about how soon we’ll have conscious computing, but they are also far … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Will. Prisoners of the synapse?

This morning I stumbled on a reference to a book by Harvard Psychologist Daniel Wegner called “The Illusion of Conscious Will” which is one of those interesing books I’d like to read but probably won’t.    My coffee pal Roy had clued … Continue reading

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What is “Intelligence” ?

Some good posts are popping up over the the Singularity Institute blog, though the discussions have been taking that odd “hostile academic” tone you often find from PhD wannabes who spend way too much time learning how to reference obvious things in obscure ways. … Continue reading

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Why “recursive self improvement” could be the key to enlightenment.

This excellent article by Michael Anissimov describes two versions of how things could shake out in the coming Artificial Intelligence revolution, and suggests that it’s more likely strong AI (that is, computer-like devices that think pretty much like we do) will lead to an explosive increase … Continue reading

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