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July 1, 2009

AI: Science Fiction or Science Fact?

In a comprehensive New York Times article titled "The Coming Superbrain," columnist John Markoff surveys the current state of Artificial Intelligence. Markoff begins with a look at how AI is depicted in popular culture, as seen in this summer's latest Terminator offer, "Terminator Salvation," touches on the history of AI, and progresses through to Raymond Kurzweil's theories on the concept of the Singularity. Dr. Kurzweil predicts a point in the future when powerful computers and cyborg humans will be developed to a point where machine intelligence surpasses human intelligence and takes over the process of technological invention. Markoff's article presents some of the expert opinions in favor of and opposed to Kurzweil's theory.

Posted by BlogAuthor1 at July 1, 2009 6:25 PM
category: Artificial Invention


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