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Singularity Hypotheses: An Overview

Eden, Amnon H and Steinhart, Eric and Pearce, David and Moor, James H (2012) 'Singularity Hypotheses: An Overview.' In: Eden, Amnon H and Moor, James H and Soraker, J H and Steinhart, Eric, (eds.) Singularity Hypotheses: A Scientific and Philosophical Assessment. The Frontiers Collection . Springer, Berlin, pp. 1-12. ISBN 978-3-642-32559-5

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Abstract

Bill Joy in a widely read but controversial article claimed that the most powerful 21st century technologies are threatening to make humans an endangered species. Indeed, a growing number of scientists, philosophers and forecasters insist that the accelerating progress in disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, genetic engineering, and nanotechnology may lead to what they refer to as the technological singularity: an event or phase that will radically change human civilization, and perhaps even human nature itself, before the middle of the 21st century.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Clare Chatfield
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2015 15:36
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2015 15:36
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/9220

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