Tag: Singularity

The Genius in a Wheelchair: A Brief History of Stephen Hawking’s Time

It is a sad day for the entire scientific community as the highly esteemed Stephen Hawking, the genius in a wheelchair, dies at 76. Stephen Hawking, famously known as the genius in a wheelchair, has always been...

Will Machines Become Smarter Than Man?

Ray Kurzweil, a futurist, claims that AI will become billions of times smarter than humans. In a classic case of "if you can't beat them, join them," Ray says humans will have to merge...
reboot for humanity

Reboot for Humanity: What is the Science Renaissance?

The Renaissance was a period in Europe that marked a major break from medieval times. Now, we may be living through another transitional period driven, once again, by scientific revolution. Shaking up the political and...
sci-fi ideas

Three of my Favorite Sci-Fi Ideas are now Realities (and Everyone Likes Them)

Technology is advancing so rapidly that science fiction is having a hard time keeping up. Want examples? Here's three. Okay, show of hands. Who here actually read 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne? I...
economic hypergrowth

How Machine Learning Could Spur Economic Hypergrowth

Not only will machine learning platforms benefit businesses, they will drive world economies as they self-improve. AI has now become more than a catchphrase used by developers in their pitch to make investors more willing...
Masayoshi Son

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son: The Singularity is Coming

The singularity will be here sooner than we realize. How do we use rapidly developing tech as a force for good in our society? Masayoshi Son, the chairman of SoftBank, recently gave a talk at...
artificial synapse

Artificial Synapse Gives way to Low-Energy, High Performance Neural Network Computing

Technology's endless potential expands . . . until it runs out of a power source. Futuristic gadgets improve human capabilities and artificial intelligence is taking care of the grunt work, but to sustain this...
HIRO AI

HIRO AI Builds Better Civilizations Than Humans

We may soon be conquered by Skynet, but at least we had fun while it lasted. The company Arago is using a strategy game to teach its new AI, giving fans of the game...
cyber-immortality

Cyber Immortality: Will we Download our Consciousness or Just Make a Copy?

Instead of something that keeps our bodies alive forever, maybe the Fountain of Youth will be something that keeps our brains alive forever. Edgy Labs explores the claim that by 2050, "brain downloads" will be...