TITLE

Sin·gu·lar·i·ty

AUTHOR(S)
Grossman, Lev
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
Time International (Atlantic Edition);2/21/2011, Vol. 177 Issue 7, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article defines the term "Singularity" in the context of rapid technological change and profiles technologist and engineer Raymond Kurzweil. An overview is presented of his career in computer science and artificial intelligence. The idea that computers can become more intelligent than humans and the implications of this superhuman intelligence for human civilization are discussed. The accelerating pace of change and exponential growth of computer power that predicts the attainment of Singularity in 2045 are discussed. Kurzweil's appearance on the television program "I've Got a Secret" in 1965 is mentioned. His interest in futurism and a cyborganic humanity, his personality traits, and the number of patents and honorary doctorates he holds are mentioned.
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58607868

 

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