Eliezer Yudkowsky


Eliezer Shlomo Yudkowsky (born September 11, 1979) is an American AI researcher and writer best known for popularizing the idea of friendly artificial intelligence . [2] [3] He is a co-founder and research fellow at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute , a private research nonprofit based in Berkeley, California . [4] He never attended high school or college and has no formal education in artificial intelligence. Yudkowsky claims that he is self-taught in the field. [5] His work on the prospect of a runaway intelligence explosion Was an impact is Nick Bostrom’s Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies. Continue Reading

Vernor Vinge


Vernor Steffen Vinge ( / v ɜːr n ər v ɪ n dʒ i / ( listen )  ; born October 2, 1944) is an American science fiction author and retired professor. He taught mathematics and computer scienceat San Diego State University . He is the originator of the peculiarity of the concept and the first to present a fictional ” cyberspace “. He is best known for his Hugo Award -winning novels and novellas A Fire Upon the Deep(1992), A Deepness in the Sky (1999), Rainbows End (2006), Fast Times at Fairmont High (2002), and The Cookie Monster (2004), for his 1984 novel The Peace War and his 1993 essay “The Coming Technological Singularity “. Continue Reading

Swarm (Garcia novel)

Swarm (2017) is a cyber-black novel written by American author Guy Garcia . Released in February 2017, it follows Austin, Texas-based hacktivist Tom Anaya, who after receiving ultra-sensitive experimental software from the US Department of Defense uses his cyber-hacking and social media skills to trigger a biomorphic uprising that will usher in the next phase of human evolution. Under the guise of his alter-ego avatar identity known as Swarm, Anaya’s ultimate goal is to become the controller of the ‘hive mind,’ but it was possible to do so. [1] Continue Reading

superintelligence

superintelligence is a hypothetical agent that possesses intelligence far surpassing that of the brightest and most gifted human minds. “Superintelligence” may also refer to a property of problem-solving systems (eg, superintelligent language translators or engineering assistants), whether or not these high-level intellectual competencies are embodied in agents that act in the world. A superintelligence may or may not be created by an intelligence explosion and associated with a singularity . Continue Reading

Singularity Rising

Singularity Rising: Surviving and Thriving in a Smarter, Richer, and More Dangerous World is a book by James D. Miller that covers a broad spectrum of topics associated with singularity , including cognitive enhancement and AI. [1] Continue Reading

The Singularity Is Near

The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology is a 2005 non-fiction book about artificial intelligence and the future of humanity by inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil . Continue Reading

Prometheus Rising

Prometheus Rising is a book by Robert Anton Wilson first published in 1983. It is a guide book of “how to get from here to there”, an amalgam of Timothy Leary’s 8-circuit model of consciousness , Gurdjieff’s self-observation exercises, Alfred Korzybski ‘s general semantics , Aleister Crowley ‘s magical theorems , Sociobiology , Yoga , relativity , and quantum mechanics, including other approaches to understanding the world, and claiming to be a short book (under 300 pages) about how the human mind works Wilson describes it as an “owner’s manual for the human brain”. Continue Reading

Predictions made by Ray Kurzweil

American author, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil HAS Become Well Known For His predictions about artificial intelligence and the human species, Mainly concernant the technological singularity. He predicts that Artificial Intelligence would outsmart the human brain in computational capabilities by mid-21st century. His first book, The Age of Intelligent Machines , published in 1990, put forth his theories on the results of the growing use of technology and predicted explosive growth in the internet, among other predictions. Later works, 1999’s The Age of Spiritual Machines and 2005’s The Singularity is Near Outlined other theories Including the rise of cloud of nano-robots (nanobots ) called foglets and the development of Human Body 2.0 and 3.0, that is , nanotechnology is incorporated into many internal organs. Continue Reading

Machine Intelligence Research Institute

The Machine Intelligence Research Institute ( MIRI ), formerly the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence ( SIAI ), is a non-profit organization founded in 2000 [1] to research safety issues related to the development of Strong AI . Continue Reading