The Singularity: When Will We Transition to a Dictatorship of Robots?

Technological Singularity: the moment when robots reach a level of intelligence that is superior to the current level of human reasonableness or ability to predict the outcomes of unrestrained technological growth. As a consequence, the economic, cultural and political singularity of human civilization follows. And although the singularity is still the subject of many Hollywood films and fictions, the possibility of this hypothetical moment genuinely approaching is looking more and more likely.

The process of replacing the biological by technological has already approached the substitution of a human by some algorithm. Thanks to technological acceleration and the accumulation of historical time, the desire to go beyond biology brings mankind closer to the culmination point — the singularity. Acceleration of historical time, that is, the concentration of social events, followed by mankind in a unit of time — is an important factor in the concept of singularity.

The singularity really _is _somewhere near. Moreover, its hypothetical date is real to calculation by scientists, and such data has been presented to the public. After making their calculations, scientists claim to have easily found the starting point of the “singularity”.

It occurs around the middle of the 21st century, which coincides with the forecasts by Ray Kurzweil, who, based on the dynamics of the exponential development of computer technology, predicts that:

  • · By 2029 the machine will pass the Turing test;
  • · By 2034 artificial intelligence will be created;
  • · By the 2040s the non-biological mind will be more powerful than the biological one;
  • · By the end of 2040 the Earth will turn into a reasonable “computer”, more precisely, a networked intelligent being;
  • · At the end of the century this computer will cover the Universe with its powers

#artificial-intelligence #robotics #machine-learning #future #the-singularity #what-is-the-singularity-theory #hackernoon-top-story #when-will-singularity-happen

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The Singularity: When Will We Transition to a Dictatorship of Robots?

The Singularity: When Will We Transition to a Dictatorship of Robots?

Technological Singularity: the moment when robots reach a level of intelligence that is superior to the current level of human reasonableness or ability to predict the outcomes of unrestrained technological growth. As a consequence, the economic, cultural and political singularity of human civilization follows. And although the singularity is still the subject of many Hollywood films and fictions, the possibility of this hypothetical moment genuinely approaching is looking more and more likely.

The process of replacing the biological by technological has already approached the substitution of a human by some algorithm. Thanks to technological acceleration and the accumulation of historical time, the desire to go beyond biology brings mankind closer to the culmination point — the singularity. Acceleration of historical time, that is, the concentration of social events, followed by mankind in a unit of time — is an important factor in the concept of singularity.

The singularity really _is _somewhere near. Moreover, its hypothetical date is real to calculation by scientists, and such data has been presented to the public. After making their calculations, scientists claim to have easily found the starting point of the “singularity”.

It occurs around the middle of the 21st century, which coincides with the forecasts by Ray Kurzweil, who, based on the dynamics of the exponential development of computer technology, predicts that:

  • · By 2029 the machine will pass the Turing test;
  • · By 2034 artificial intelligence will be created;
  • · By the 2040s the non-biological mind will be more powerful than the biological one;
  • · By the end of 2040 the Earth will turn into a reasonable “computer”, more precisely, a networked intelligent being;
  • · At the end of the century this computer will cover the Universe with its powers

#artificial-intelligence #robotics #machine-learning #future #the-singularity #what-is-the-singularity-theory #hackernoon-top-story #when-will-singularity-happen

Consider This: Theomorphic Robots; Not Losing Our Religion?

As icons and rituals adapt to newer technologies, the rise of robotics and AI can change the way we practice and experience spirituality.

**Some 100,000 years ago, fifteen people, eight of them children, were buried on the flank of [Mount Precipice], just outside the southern edge of [Nazareth] in today’s Israel. **One of the boys still held the antlers of a large red deer clasped to his chest, while a teenager lay next to a necklace of seashells painted with ochre and brought from the Mediterranean Sea shore 35 km away. The bodies of Qafzeh are some of the earliest evidence we have of grave offerings, possibly associated with religious practice.

Although some type of _belief _has likely accompanied us from the beginning, it’s not until 50,000–13,000 BCE that we see clear religious ideas take shape in paintings, offerings, and objects.** This is a period filled with Venus figurines, statuettes made of stone, bone, ivory and clay, portraying women with small heads, wide hips, and exaggerated breasts.** It is also the home of the beautiful** lion man**, carved out of mammoth ivory with a flint stone knife and the oldest-known zoomorphic (animal-shaped) sculpture in the world.

We’ve unearthed such representations of primordial gods, likely our first religious icons, all across Europe and as far as Siberia, and although we’ll never be able to ask their creators why they made them, we somehow still feel a connection with the stories they were trying to tell.

#robotics #artificial-intelligence #psychology #technology #hackernoon-top-story #religious-robots #robot-priest #robot-monk

Teresa  Jerde

Teresa Jerde

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Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: Who’s At Fault When Robots Kill?

Up to now, any robots brushing with the law were always running strictly according to their code. Fatal accidents and serious injuries usually only happened through human misadventure or improper use of safety systems and barriers. We’ve yet to truly test how our laws will cope with the arrival of more sophisticated automation technology — but that day isn’t very far away.

AI already infiltrates our lives on so many levels in a multitude of practical, unseen ways. While the machine revolution is fascinating — and will cause harm to humans here and there — embodied artificial intelligence systems perhaps pose the most significant challenges for lawmakers.

Robots that run according to unchanging code are one thing and have caused many deaths and accidents over the years — not just in the factory but the operating theatre too. Machines that learn as they go are a different prospect entirely — and coming up with laws for dealing with that is likely to be a gradual affair.

Emergent robot behavior and the blame game

Emergent behavior is going to make robots infinitely more effective and useful than they’ve ever been before. The potential danger with emergent behavior is that it’s unpredictable. In the past, robots got programmed for set tasks – and that was that. Staying behind the safety barrier and following established protocols kept operators safe.

#artificial-intelligence #robots #robotics #legal #blame-the-user #blame-the-maker #blame-the-robot

Madilyn  Kihn

Madilyn Kihn

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4 of The Most Unique Robots

4 of the Most Unique Robots
Everybody hold on. Our world will soon be flooded with robots of every shape, style, or function. No sector in our society will be excluded from the imminent onslaught of robotics and artificial intelligence.
When you consider how artificial intelligence today can write its own code to update itself, there is no limit to what robots can achieve.

#technology #robots #artificial-intelligence #robotics

Tyshawn  Braun

Tyshawn Braun

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Introduction to Robotic Control Systems

Robotics is an interdisciplinary area of study between engineering and computer science. The key aim of robotics is to produce, computer programmable machines, that can do tasks with more speed and precision. The application of robotics is countless in the current era, for example transporting heavy things (in logistic management), automated manufacturing, self-driving cars, and unmanned aerial vehicles, and many more.

It is necessary for every beginner to understand the concept of Control Systems to get started with robotics. Control systems help to control the movements and functions of the robot. To understand the control system first we need to understand some terminologies used in robotics.

#robots #computer-science #robotics #ai #artificial-intelligence