[ExI] SXSW - The SINGULARITY: Humanity's Huge Techno Challenge"
natasha at natasha.cc
Sun Mar 13 20:12:47 UTC 2011
Featured Interactive Panel: Monday @ 11:00 AM CST.
Will supercomputing intelligences outsmart human-level intelligence? Ray
Kurzweil's "The Age of Spiritual Machines" is the world's most known
advocacy of a technology breakthrough that will change the face of humanity
and the entire world. Kurzweil claims that the accelerating, exponential
growth of technology will result in such a Singularity. But not all
technological luminaries agree with Kurzweil. In fact, some suggest
nanotechnology as superseding artificial intelligence. Others argue for
humanity's future as being located in biosynthetics and virtuality. Outside
the technological sphere, a new culture of DIY citizen scientists could
either speed up or halt the Singularity. With a finger on the pulse,
ethicists and policy-makers are arguing for a new strategy for assessing our
possible futures. This panel dissects the very core of the Singularity, if
and when it will occur, and what we can expect to happen.
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