Slouching Toward Singularity –“Artificial Intelligence System Tests Equal to a Human 4-Year Old”

Artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence after 2020, predicted Vernor Vinge, a pioneer in AI, who warned about the risks and opportunities that an electronic super-intelligence would offer to mankind. Vinge was a professor of mathematics, computer scientist, and science fiction author who is well-known for his 1993 manifesto, “The Coming Technological Singularity,” in which he argues that exponential growth in technology means a point will be reached where the consequences are unknown. He is best known for his Hugo Award-winning novels A Fire Upon the Deep, in which he envisions a galaxy that is divided up into ‘zones of thought’, in which the further one moves from the center of the galaxy, the higher the level of technology one can achieve. “It seems plausible that with technology we can,…


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