Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Singularity: Limits of Wisdom?

Singularity Loop?
We can only hope . . .

My good friend Malcolm Pollack, over at his own blog, Waka Waka Waka, liked a question I posed, in fact, liked it so much that he made it the topic for a blogpost. So . . . what am I talking about?

The issue began with a post by Malcolm, titled "What Next," on the coming "Singularity" - simply put, the very rapid convergence of various developments in science and technology to a point at which artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence. Malcolm suggested the need for wisdom to deal with this rapidly approaching future, to which I said:
Wisdom is insight gained through reflection on experience, and it worked well as a guide to dealing with a future that would be similar to the past, but the future we face threatens to be radically unlike the past, so what role remains to wisdom?
This is a point that's been knocking about in my head for the past few years now, so I'm grateful to see what others think on this, and here's a big thanks to Malcolm and his blog, where an incisive debate will surely take place on his next blogpost, titled, "Is Wisdom Obsolete" - so go there!

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At 5:50 AM, Blogger Antony Trepniak said...

Surely by that point we will just need to bow down before our robot overlords and embrace our inevitable extinction?

At 10:55 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Either that, or enhance human brainpower - which amounts to the same thing, namely, humans replaced by superhumans!

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