Editor’s note – Perhaps we will have E-animals soon, and perhaps artificial life will take over. A short story by new Turing Church contributor David Román.
The Gizmodo article “When Superintelligent AI Arrives, Will Religions Try to Convert It?” by my good friend Zoltan Istvan has gone viral and created a wave of articles about religion in the time of superintelligence.
This isn’t a complete review of Nick Bostrom’s Superintelligence (2014), but a summary of the thoughts that came to my mind while and after reading the book.
Perhaps, as Prof. Stephen Hawking thinks, it may be difficult to “control” Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the long term. But perhaps we shouldn’t “control” the long-term development of AI, because that would be like preventing a child from becoming an adult, and that child is you.
book review | William Hertling’s Singularity series continues with The Last Firewall, KurzweilAI – William Hertling’s science-fiction collection of Singularity novels about the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) consists (so far) of Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears, A.I. Apocalypse, and the recently published The Last Firewall.
book review | Memories with Maya, KurzweilAI, republished by io9 as In Memories with Maya, human sexuality gets an upgrade.
What happens when you mix virtual reality, haptic interfaces, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence?
That’s what Clyde DeSouza explores in near-future science-fiction novel Memories with Maya.
Suzanne Gildert gave a talk in Teleplace on “Thinking about the hardware of thinking: Can disruptive technologies help us achieve uploading?” on November 28, 2010, at 10am PST (1pm EST, 6pm UK, 7pm continental EU).
This apocalyptic science fiction short story by Ed Merta first appeared on Transhumanity in 2002. Transhumanity was the late lamented magazine of the World Transhumanist Association (now Humanity+). I was editor of Transhumanity at the time.