Stephen Wolfram Discussing AI and the Singularity



Stephen Wolfram is a distinguished scientist, inventor, author, and business leader, is Founder & CEO, Wolfram Research; Creator, Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha & the Wolfram Language; Author, A New Kind of Science.
Filmed March 2016

What are your thoughts on this discussion?  Can the Singularity be avoided or controlled?  Of what use will humans be after the Singularity event?

Additional Links:

Convergence: The Day After Singularity

AI & The Future of Civilization

Quantum Computing

John B Wells C2M Episode 437

Will AI End Our Reign On Earth?


discussions about the future of invasive technology, social media, information filters, data collection, government, technocracy, wi-fi enabled toys for tots, trans humanism, computer and robotic assimilation.   The experts say that AI (Artificial Intelligence) development, what we’re seeing play out with web applications like Google and with personal computing devices with responsive interactive applications, like Siri, are at about 1% of the capability in their development at present. These same experts predict that in twenty years, with the introduction of AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) these interconnected

and symbiotic AI systems will be more intelligent than humans and within thirty years, it will be more 

intelligent than all 7 billion people on the planet combined. 

Moore’s Law which states technology and processing power doubles every two 
years with some arguing now this time line has been condensed to 18 months 
goes out the window.  Moore’s Law is based on the supposition that humans will 
be developing and implementing computational equipment.  Considering the 
neurons in the human brain operate in an average range of 40-100 Hz and travel 
approximately 100 meters or 300 feet per second and the average computer 

operates in the GHz range and transmits data almost instantaneously.  

We are looking down the path of our own, self created obsolescence.  Humans, if we are to survive will 
have to shift to do something else.  The question remains, shift to do what, and to what purpose would 
we, at that point serve.  The fate of the lab rat or the chimpanzee is outside of their control and only 
dependent on what we see fit for them after they’ve out lived their usefulness.
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