Singularity University: The Harvard of Silicon Valley Is Planning for a Robot Apocalypse

The students and teachers at Singularity University welcome a future where robots run the world. During a recent Executive Program at Silicon Valley’s Singularity University, the institution’s co-founder Peter Diamandis made some confident predictions. Within the next decade, he said, self-driving cars will eliminate all driving fatalities. Artificial intelligence will soon surpass the skills of the best human doctors and remove all inefficiencies from health are systems. These AIs will invent new pharmaceuticals to cure previously fatal diseases and will 3D print customized medicines based on genetic analysis of individual patients. Perhaps best of all, he said, plummeting production costs and rising prosperity will make such fantastic medical care essentially free. It’s common for tech industry rhetoric to invoke the ideal of a better world, but since its 2008 inception,…


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