Software and the Singularity

Posted by keithcu on Apr 22, 2010 7:46 AM EDT
Lifeboat Foundation blog; By Keith Curtis
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Futurists talk about the “Singularity”, the time when computational capacity will surpass the capacity of human intelligence. Ray Kurzweil predicts it will happen in 2045. The flaw with any date estimate, other than the fact that they are always prone to extreme error, is that our software today has no learning capacity, because the idea of continuous learning is not yet a part of the foundation. Even the learning capabilities of an ant would be useful.

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