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Is the Singularity Near?
Nick Bostrom   Sep 23, 2009   All in the Mind  

Imagine a future where computers exceed our own intelligence; where problem solving is no longer limited by human thinking—what then? It’s a moment in technological time some call ‘The Singularity’. But how much is technological reality, and how much fantasy? Science writer Mike McRae catches up with AI researchers and sci-fi writers to ponder the possibilities and probabilities for the radio program All in the Mind. (MP3)

Guests

Professor Nick Bostrom
Director of the Future of Humanity Institute
Oxford University
http://www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/staff_info/research_staff/nick_bostrom

Associate Professor Marcus Hutter
Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering
Australian National University
Canberra
http://people.cecs.anu.edu.au/user/470

Professor Noel Sharkey
Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
University of Sheffield
UK
http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~noel/

Nigel Dobson-Keeffe
Cognitive Scientist
Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation
Australian Government Department of Defence
http://www.dsto.defence.gov.au/

Richard K. Morgan
Science fiction author
http://www.richardkmorgan.com/




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