Ray Kurzweil predicts that artificial intelligence will equal and then surpass human intelligence in the not-too-distant future, in what he calls the “moment of singularity.” Advances in brain/machine interfacing (BMI) may be viewed as a challenge to this futuristic prediction.
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Video Friday: Anders Sandberg – Eugene the Turing test-beating teenbot reveals more about humans than computers
Anders Sandberg is one of my favorite people in the transhumanist scene Anders. Here he discusses the recent overhyped report of a chatbot passing the Turing Test. Anders is one of the most rigorous thinkers in transhumanism and his paper...
Morris Johnson isn’t your typical longevity researcher, if such a thing can be claimed to exist. Johnson doesn’t have the usual alphabet soup of accreditations following his name, but a childhood epiphany drives his interest in the mastery of human mortality.
TEDxSiliconAlley takes place December 3, 2012. Chris Grayson, its organizer and host, talks with Humanity+ Chair Natasha Vita-More about what he has planned for its theme “Rise of the Machines” and headliners Ray Kurzweil and Juan Enriquez.
Announced speakers include Ray Kurzweil, Noor Siddiqui, Laura Deming, Christopher Olah, James Koppel, Julia Galef, Luke Muehlhauser, Vernor Vinge, Steven Pinker, Temple Grandin, Daniel Kahneman, Melanie Mitchell, Carl Zimmer, Robin Hanson, Jaan Tallinn, John Wilbanks, Peter Norvig, and Linda Avey.
“Beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but realities….” — Plato (The Symposium)