Le thèse de la singularité est née dans les années 1930 puis a pris son essor il y a une vingtaine d’années. Elle a été notamment vulgarisée par Ray Kurzweil en 2005 dans son livre “The singularity is near”. Elle tourne autour du côté inexorable du progrès technologique et notamment informatique et des lois empiriques exponentielles sur lesquelles je m’étais penché dans une autre série d’articles.
Human beings have long desired immortality. In his book on the topic, cleverly-titled Immortality, Stephen Cave argues that this desire has taken on four distinct forms over the course of human history. In the first, people seek immortality by simply trying to stay alive, either through the help of magic or science. In the second, people seek resurrection, sometimes in the same physical form and sometimes in an altered plane of existence.
Les transhumanistes représentent-ils simplement une secte d’illuminés technophiles issus de la classe moyenne, en mal d’ascension sociale et de sensations fortes ? Le rêve d’un être humain programmable à l’image mécaniste d’un logiciel d’ordinateur et produit par des techniques de sélection, d’élimination ou de manipulation biologique, que les éleveurs appliquent aux espèces animales, n’est-il pas fantasmagorique?
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Google scientists have developed the first computer program capable of learning a wide variety of tasks independently, in what has been hailed as a significant step towards true artificial intelligence.
One of the things that happens when you write books about the future is you get to watch your predictions fail. This is nothing new, of course, but what’s different this time around is the direction of those failures.
Used to be, folks were way too bullish about technology and way too optimistic with their predictions. Flying cars and Mars missions being two classic—they should be here by now—examples. The Jetsons being another. But today, the exact opposite is happening.
Clearpath Robotics is a 80-person company founded six years ago by three college buddies who had a passion for machine building. They specialize in all-terrain test vehicles, such as the Husky, a stout four-wheeled robot vehicle that’s used by the Department of Defense as a test machine. They make drones too, and have even built a robot boat called the Kingfisher. But there is one thing the company will never build: a robot that can kill.
In “Practical Artificial Intelligence Is Already Changing the World,” I promised to write a follow-on article that discussed why Kevin Kelly (@kevin2kelly), the founding executive editor of Wired magazine, and Irving Wladawsky-Berger, a former IBM employee and strategic advisor to Citigroup, are optimistic about the future of artificial intelligence (AI).
1998-2006. Documents. Web 1.0 Il aura fallu 8 ans à Google pour parvenir à indexer tous les documents disponibles. Oh je vous vois venir, oui, vous avez raison, Google n'indexe pas "tous" les documents disponibles. Probablement moins de 5% des..
Transhumanism is an increasingly popular philosophical movement, and that increasing popularity can sometimes lead to a degree of confusion among newer adherents about what its necessary features are. In my opinion the only common basis to Transhumanism, coined by Anders Sandberg as the “Central Meme of Transhumanism” (CMT) is as follows: That the human condition can and should be improved by technology.
Only twice in history have nations come together to ban a weapon before it was ever used. In 1868, the Great Powers agreed under the Saint Petersburg Declaration to ban exploding bullets, which by spreading metal fragments inside a victim’s body could cause more suffering than the regular kind.
Ruine de l’âme et de l’homme… Il y a infiniment plus dérangeant, dans le registre des curiosités modernes, que le transgenre, c’est le transhumain. Le transgenre est un homme qui se cherche, le transhumain, un homme qui se perd. La journaliste Corine Lesnes, auteure d’un article récent sur le sujet dans le supplément culture du Monde, définit ainsi la philosophie transhumaniste : « Un jour, l’homme ne sera plus un mammifère. »
Longtemps, la communauté scientifique a jugé les thèses transhumanistes peu crédibles. L’accélération du progrès technologique conduit certains chercheurs à s’inquiéter : n’avons-nous pas ouvert la boîte de Pandore ?
Massive computers were born behind the ivory walls of universities and the thick concrete of military complexes before transitioning into popular culture during the late 1970s and early ’80s. Similarly, automation — the birthplace of robots — has been around for some time, existing outside of the public consciousness. Today, robots are more useful, cost effective, and pervasive; the mid to late teens of this millennium frames the dawn of robotics.
Since the beginning of mankind, we have been fascinated by immortality. Many have tried, from the pharaohs of ancient Egypt to devout followers of man-made religions. Yet, eternal life remains elusive. In the Hollywood sensationalized movie The Imitation Game, based on the life of Alan Turing, considered the father of theoretical computer science and artificial…
Are we hurtling towards technological dystopia, or a futuristic fantasy world in which our hardware and software innovations provide a human experience that excels in almost every way compared to that which we know today?
Like it or not, we are nearing the age of humans creating autonomous, self-aware super intelligences. Those intelligences will be part of our culture, and we will inevitably try to control AI and teach it our ways, for better or worse.
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