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Information 2019, 10(2), 73; https://doi.org/10.3390/info10020073

AI and the Singularity: A Fallacy or a Great Opportunity?

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Department of Social Communication, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Rio de Janeiro 22451-900, Brazil
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Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 1A7, Canada
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Received: 18 February 2019 / Accepted: 18 February 2019 / Published: 21 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue AI AND THE SINGULARITY: A FALLACY OR A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?)
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Abstract

We address the question of whether AI, and in particular the Singularity—the notion that AI-based computers can exceed human intelligence—is a fallacy or a great opportunity. We have invited a group of scholars to address this question, whose positions on the Singularity range from advocates to skeptics. No conclusion can be reached as the development of artificial intelligence is still in its infancy, and there is much wishful thinking and imagination in this issue rather than trustworthy data. The reader will find a cogent summary of the issues faced by researchers who are working to develop the field of artificial intelligence and in particular artificial general intelligence. The only conclusion that can be reached is that there exists a variety of well-argued positions as to where AI research is headed. View Full-Text
Keywords: artificial intelligence; artificial general intelligence; Singularity; cognition; emotion; computers; information; meaning; intuition; wisdom artificial intelligence; artificial general intelligence; Singularity; cognition; emotion; computers; information; meaning; intuition; wisdom
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