Archive for August, 2010

Singularity Rumble V

here are some interesting papers on skepticism on the technological Singularity

http://singinst.org/reading/artificialintelligence

some times ago http://www.wired.com published this manifesto by Jaron Lanier, titled "One Half of a Manifesto":

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/8.12/lanier_pr.html

and Ray Kurzweil answered like this "One half of an argument":

http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/kurzweil/kurzweil_print.html

And here is a video in which Ray Kurzweil goes to Google and presents his theories

a series of ways in which you can try and discuss with Ray Kurzweil

http://spacecollective.org/sjef/5465/A-Basic-Introduction-to-Singularity-Skepticism

Argument #4: "Hey Ray, your chart sucks!"

Singularity rumble

in a recent post on Gizmodo

http://gizmodo.com/5614170/reverse+engin eering-of-human-brain-likely-by-2020

Ray Kurzweil Kurzweil says he will reverse engineer the brain by a couple of decades…

but not everyone agrees:

for example PZ Myers basically says that Kurzweil a crook who “is pontificating on magic solutions completely free of facts and reason”

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2010/08/ray_kurzweil_does_not_understa.php

and Kurzweil answers:

http://www.kurzweilai.net/ray-kurzweil-responds-to-ray-kurzweil-does-not-understand-the-brain

that PZ did not really understand Information Theory.

and rises some more: