Thursday, March 16, 2017

Super humans that are sexier, stronger and smarter will arrive by 2029 as brains begin to fuse with machines, Google expert claims

Ray Kurzweil, an author who describes himself as a futurist said that by 2029, computers will have human-level intelligence at the the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas (stock image) 


WHAT IS SINGULARITY

Technological singularity is the development of 'superintelligence' brought about through the use of technology.The first use of the term 'singularity' refer to technological minds was by mathematician John von Neumann in the mid-1950s.He said: 'ever accelerating progress of technology and changes in the mode of human life, which gives the appearance of approaching some essential singularity in the history of the race beyond which human affairs, as we know them, could not continue.'The term was then used by science fiction writer Vernor Vinge who believes brain-computer interfaces are causes of the singularity.Ray Kurzweil cited von Neumann's use of the term in a foreword to von Neumann's classic The Computer and the Brain.Kurzweil predicts the singularity to occur some time in the next 12 years.

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