It is Time to Temper Our Artificial Intelligence Hysteria

It is Time to Temper Our Artificial Intelligence Hysteria

The antipathy we hold for AI isn't as rational as we think

Olivier Willems
  • 29 june 2015

A fascinating thought experiment which consumes the attention of some of our greatest minds and authors alike is the incipient singularity event for Artificial Intelligence (AI). This singularity is defined as the moment humans invent an AI capable of improving on itself, or of building other AI better than it. Theoretically, once that point is reached, the computer will be able to self-improve or replicate at such a rapid pace we’ll but have to blink before it has transcended our own capacity for thought. Thus commences the end of the world.

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