TED — March 24, 2014
The Wall Street Journal — February 6, 2014 | Rachael King
In science fiction the future is often depicted as a dystopian future where robots become self-aware and take over the world. Usually there’s a handful of people fighting for the survival of the human race. [...]
Motherboard — February 19, 2011 | Alex Pasternack, Sean Yeaton
Is anyone really surprised that IBM’s Watson won Jeopardy? Our guess is no, and that most people are still more impressed with Xbox Kinect or being able to watch Netflix on their iPhones. At any rate, a machine has exercised its power over two of Earth’s brightest humans and ultimately it sort of depends on how elastic your imagination is whether or not you think this kind of thing is terrifying… read more
TED — March 24, 2014
This video takes a quick spin through just some of them, with thoughts from tech pioneers including Nicholas Negroponte, Rodney Brooks, Jeff Han and Pattie Maes.
Forbes — June 10, 2013
I first heard about Singularity University from a friend who was a student in the very first SU cohort. He told me that being at SU changed his outlook on life. I was not surprised as I was a big fan of Ray Kurzweil’s (co-founder of SU) books and they had a similar effect on my life.
It is because of Kurzweil’s writing on intelligent machines… read more
April 29, 2013
Tech News Daily — April 29, 2013 | Chad Brooks
It wasn’t until Ray Kurzweil’s 2005 book, The Singularity Is Near, however, that the public started becoming more interested in the theory. In his book, Kurzweil predicts the technological singularity is very much on the horizon and will occur by 2045.
In this new world, Kurzweil believes there will be no clear distinction between human and machine or real reality and virtual reality. In practical terms,… read more
November 19, 2013
The Blaze — November 19, 2013 | Benjamin Weingarten
As listeners may know, Glenn Beck believes strongly in Ray Kurzweil’s work and the concept of Singularity. Kurzweil argued that this convergence, resulting in Singularity, would occur due to exponential increases in technology, which would develop at faster and faster rates over time under the Law of Accelerating Returns.
Glenn has argued that technological advances will be so rapid and jarring that the results will often be unpredictable,… read more
July 21, 2014
The Washington Post — July 21, 2014 | Vivek Wadhwa
In his debate with me, Kurzweil said: “Automation always eliminates more jobs than it creates if you only look at the circumstances narrowly surrounding the automation. That’s what the Luddites saw in the early 19th century in the textile industry in England. The new jobs came from… read more
Daily Mail | We’ll be uploading our entire minds to computers by 2045 and our bodies will be replaced by machines within 90 years, Google expert claims
June 19, 2013
Daily Mail — June 19, 2013 | Victoria Woollaston
Our fragile human body parts will be replaced by machines by the turn of the century. And if these predictions comes true, it could make humans immortal.
In just over 30 years, humans will be able… read more
August 24, 2014
The Telegraph — August 24, 2014 | Josie Ensor
Singularity University gets its name from the theory of singularity — written about by its co-founder Ray Kurzweil, a computer scientist — the inevitable moment when machines will surpass human intelligence
Its faculty is unparalleled. One of the partners, Ray Kurzweil, is a computer scientist, futurist, chief engineer at Google and author of a book on artificial intelligence called The Singularity Is Near. [...]