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Information 2018, 9(8), 190;

The Singularity May Be Near

Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science, Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
Received: 5 July 2018 / Revised: 24 July 2018 / Accepted: 25 July 2018 / Published: 27 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue AI AND THE SINGULARITY: A FALLACY OR A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?)
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Toby Walsh in “The Singularity May Never Be Near” gives six arguments to support his point of view that technological singularity may happen, but that it is unlikely. In this paper, we provide analysis of each one of his arguments and arrive at similar conclusions, but with more weight given to the “likely to happen” prediction. View Full-Text
Keywords: autogenous intelligence; bootstrap fallacy; recursive self-improvement; self-modifying software; singularity autogenous intelligence; bootstrap fallacy; recursive self-improvement; self-modifying software; singularity
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