AI, Biotech, Nanotech, Robotics

Answering all your questions about the Singularity

What is the Singularity? Simply put, the Technological Singularity is the theory that Artificial Intelligence will one day become so advanced that it exceeds Human Intelligence. This theory directly relates to Moore's law, which states that computing power roughly doubles every two years. This is the driving force behind the human race's ability to create new more advanced Artificial Intelligence which could one day lead to the Singularity. What will happen when the Singularity occurs? Here's where things turn from Science to Science Fiction. And at this point there is no way for us to really know what could happen. All we know for sure is that the Singularity will result in unfathomable changes to human civilization as we know it. In fact, that's the only w...

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Ray Kurzweil explains what life will be like in the 2020s and beyond

Ray discusses 3d printing food, bitcoin, Future payment systems and many more futuristic subjects

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Biotech, Nanotech

The Key to Immortality is Technology

There’s no evidence that life expectancy will stop increasing, according to a study done by researchers Bryan G. Hughes and Siegfried Hekimi of McGill University. The 2016 research used data from 41 different countries to determine that life expectancy increased significantly over the last 100 years. The increase is mainly due to significant advances in maternity care, antibiotics, vaccines, and better healthcare on a global scale. By analyzing the lifespan of the longest-living individuals from the USA, the UK, France and Japan for each year since 1968, Hekimi and Hughes found no evidence for such a limit, and if such a maximum exists, it has yet to be reached or identified, Hekimi says. Far into the foreseeable future "We just don't know what the age limit might be. In fact...

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Superintelligence: Science or Fiction? | Ray Kurzweil, Elon Musk & Other Great Minds

Ray Kurzweil, Elon Musk, Stuart Russell, Demis Hassabis, Sam Harris, Nick Bostrom, David Chalmers, Bart Selman, and Jaan Tallinn discuss with Max Tegmark what likely outcomes might be if we succeed in building human-level Artificial Intelligence.

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The 23 Asimolar Artificial Intelligence Principles

Artificial intelligence has already provided beneficial tools that are used every day by people around the world. Its continued development, guided by the following principles, will offer amazing opportunities to help and empower people in the decades and centuries ahead. The 23 principles designed to ensure that AI remains a force for good — known as the Asilomar AI Principles because they were developed at the Asilomar conference venue in California — are broken down into three categories: Research issue, Ethics and value, Longer-term issues    Research Goal: The goal of AI research should be to create not undirected intelligence, but beneficial intelligence.

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