• Escaping the Singularity: Why Artificial Intelligence Will Not Save the Planet

    9 days ago - By MintPress News

    Artificial intelligence has been touted as the next frontier in technological innovation by the world's brightest minds and celebrity CEOs like Elon Musk, who predict a hyper-connected future where big data, smart infrastructure, and biology all fuse into what ‘futurist' Ray Kurzweil and others call the technological singularity.
    In his 1999 breakout best-seller titled ‘The Age of Spiritual Machines', Kurzweil takes the concept first developed by mathematician Vernor Vinge about the merger of technology and human intelligence to an absurd conclusion based on a superficial understanding of...
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