[NEWS] Cyc's Lenat predicts Singularity

From: mike99 (mike99@lascruces.com)
Date: Thu Apr 21 2005 - 17:55:46 MDT

Whatever happened to machines that think?
New Scientist April 23, 2005

THE SINGULARITY: In futurology, a technological singularity is a predicted
point in the development of a civilisation at which technological progress
accelerates beyond the ability of present-day humans to fully comprehend or
predict. The singularity can more specifically refer to the advent of
smarter-than-human intelligence, and the cascading technological progress
assumed to follow.
Wikipedia - the online encyclopedia

CLEVER computers are everywhere. From robotic lawnmowers to intelligent
lighting, washing machines and even car engines that self-diagnose faults,
there's a silicon brain in just about every modern device you can think of.
But can you honestly call any machine intelligent in a meaningful sense of
the word?....


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