Sunday, December 12, 2004

The impending singularity

I wrote before about what might happen if machine intelligence ever exceeds our own. Here is an amusing graph from an essay by the roboticist H. Moravec of CMU (known for work on mobile robots).

I also found the original paper by sci fi writer and computer scientist Verner Vinge, who coined the term singularity to describe the unlimited acceleration of technical progress that might result from machine intelligence. Finally, here is another amusing graph from Moravec.

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