David Kirkpatrick

February 11, 2010

Artificial intelligence at the human level

Filed under: et.al., Science, Technology — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 1:38 am

KurzweilAI.net — Maybe by 2050?

How Long Till Human-Level AI?
H+, Feb. 5, 2010

A significant numbers of individuals informed about AI believe it is likely that artificial general intelligence (AGI) at the human level or beyond will occur around the middle of this century, and plausibly even sooner, probably integrating a wide range of approaches, according to a survey of 21 AGI-09 conference participants.

The experts were asked when they estimated AI would reach each of four milestones:

  • passing the Turing test by carrying on a conversationwell enough to pass as a human
  • solving problems as well as a third grade elementary school student
  • performing Nobel-quality scientific work
  • going beyond the human level to superhuman intelligence

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  • January 5, 2010

    Ray Kurzweil interviewed by h+

    Filed under: Media, Politics, Science, Technology — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 11:22 pm

    Via KurzweilAI.net — Hit the link below for Kurzweil’s interview with h+, the futurism/transhumanist magazine.

    Ray Kurzweil: The h+ Interview
    H+ Magazine, Dec. 30, 2009

    Consciousnessquantum computingcomplexityartificial intelligence, and reverse engineering the brain are among the diverse topics covered in an interview with Ray Kurzweil, where he reveals he’s working on a book called How the Mind Works and How to Build One.

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    April 7, 2009


    Filed under: Media, Technology — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 7:06 pm

    This sounds incredibly cool. So much so that I happned to catch the Kurzweil tweet in the middle of the night last night and immediate hit the site to sign up for updates. If I end up getting a sneak preview I’ll be sure to do a new post.

    For those who aren’t familiar with Stephen Wolfram, he’s the guy behind Mathematica, among other feats of computational genius.

    From KurzweilAI.net:

    Wolfram|Alpha: Searching for Truth
    H+, April 6, 2009

    “[Computational knowledge engine] Wolfram|Alpha will raise the level of scientific things that the average person can do,” Stephen Wolfram told computer scientist/science-fiction writer Rudy Rucker.

    “People will find that the world is more predictable than they might have expected. Just as running Google is like having a reference librarian to help you, running Wolfram|Alpha will be like having a house scientist to consult for you.”

    Audio interview

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    February 26, 2009

    H+ Magazine spring issue out

    Filed under: Business, Media, Politics, Science, Technology — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 11:54 am

    From KurzweilAI.net — H+ spring issue is out and features Vernor Vinge on Singularity 101, nanobots, the economy and more.

    H+ Magazine Spring issue published
    KurzweilAI.net, Feb. 26, 2009

    Singularity 101 with Vernor Vinge, Space Solar, First Steps Toward Post Scarcity, Building Your Perfect Memory, Hacking The Economy, and Nanobots in the Bloodstream are among the articles in the impressive new Spring 2009 issue of the online trendsetting edge-culture magazine H+.

    October 17, 2008

    h+, a new magazine from RU Sirius

    Filed under: Arts, Business, et.al., Media — Tags: , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 1:03 pm

    From KurzweilAI.net — I was an early (maybe charter? can’t remember) subscriber of Mondo 2000, so I’m excited to hear RU Sirius has a new transhumanist magazine out, h+. I’m guessing he’s keeping up the website, 10 zen monkeys.

    h+ transhumanist magazine launched
    KurzweilAI.net, Oct. 16, 2008Humanity Plus (formerly the World Transhumanist Association) has launched h+, a stylish, web-based quarterly magazine that focuses on transhumanism, covering the scientific, technological, and cultural developments that are challenging and overcoming human limitations.

    Edited by the legendary RU Sirius, co-founder and editor of the seminal Mondo 2000 magazine, and beautifully designed by virtual worlds artist D.C. Spensley, the magazine’s first issue features cutting-edge ideas and interviews with leaders in longevity, neuroengineering, nanofabrication, open-source robotics, science fiction, and other breakthrough areas.

    “We hope to go to a print version by issue #2 or 3,” publisher James Clement told KurzweilAI.net. “The magazine is primarily targeted to college-aged and young professionals.”