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Singularity Hypotheses

A Scientific and Philosophical Assessment

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This edition was published in by Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Imprint: Springer in Berlin, Heidelberg.

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441 pages

Singularity Hypotheses: A Scientific and Philosophical Assessment offers authoritative, jargon-free essays and critical commentaries on accelerating technological progress and the notion of technological singularity. It focuses on conjectures about the intelligence explosion, transhumanism, and whole brain emulation. Recent years have seen a plethora of forecasts about the profound, disruptive impact that is likely to result from further progress in these areas. Many commentators however doubt the scientific rigor of these forecasts, rejecting them as speculative and unfounded. We therefore invited prominent computer scientists, physicists, philosophers, biologists, economists and other thinkers to assess the singularity hypotheses. Their contributions go beyond speculation, providing deep insights into the main issues and a balanced picture of the debate.

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Singularity Hypotheses: A Scientific and Philosophical Assessment offers authoritative, jargon-free essays and critical commentaries on accelerating technological progress and the notion of technological singularity. It focuses on conjectures about the intelligence explosion, transhumanism, and whole brain emulation. Recent years have seen a plethora of forecasts about the profound, disruptive impact that is likely to result from further progress in these areas. Many commentators however doubt the scientific rigor of these forecasts, rejecting them as speculative and unfounded. We therefore invited prominent computer scientists, physicists, philosophers, biologists, economists and other thinkers to assess the singularity hypotheses. Their contributions go beyond speculation, providing deep insights into the main issues and a balanced picture of the debate.

Singularity Hypotheses

A Scientific and Philosophical Assessment

This edition was published in by Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Imprint: Springer in Berlin, Heidelberg.


Edition Description

Singularity Hypotheses: A Scientific and Philosophical Assessment offers authoritative, jargon-free essays and critical commentaries on accelerating technological progress and the notion of technological singularity. It focuses on conjectures about the intelligence explosion, transhumanism, and whole brain emulation. Recent years have seen a plethora of forecasts about the profound, disruptive impact that is likely to result from further progress in these areas. Many commentators however doubt the scientific rigor of these forecasts, rejecting them as speculative and unfounded. We therefore invited prominent computer scientists, physicists, philosophers, biologists, economists and other thinkers to assess the singularity hypotheses. Their contributions go beyond speculation, providing deep insights into the main issues and a balanced picture of the debate.

Table of Contents

Part 1: A Singularity of Artificial Superintelligence
Intelligence Explosion: Evidence and Import
The Threat of a Reward-Driven Adversarial Artificial General Intelligence
New Millenium Al and the Convergence of History 2012
Why an Intelligence Explosion is Probable
Part 2: Concerns About Artificial Superintelligence
The Singularity and Machine Ethics
Artificial General Intelligence and the Human Mental Model
Some Economic Incentives Facing a Business That Might Bring About a Technological Singularity
Rationally-shaped Artificial Intelligence
Friendly Artificial Intelligence
Part 3: A Singularity of Posthuman Superintelligence
The Biointelligence Explosion
Embracing Competitive Balance: the Case for Substrate-independent Minds and Whole brain Emulation
Brain Versus Machine
The Disconnection Thesis
Part 4: Scepticism
AAAI Presidential Panel on Long-term al Futures
Why the Singularity Cannot Happen
The Slowdown Hypothesis
Software Immortals-Science or Faith?
Belief in the Singularity is Fideistic
A Singular Universe of Many Singularities: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context.

Edition Notes

Series
The Frontiers Collection

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
006.3
Library of Congress
Q342

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[electronic resource] :
Pagination
IX, 441 p. 33 illus.
Number of pages
441

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OL27087738M
ISBN 13
9783642325601

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