Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Technological Singularity

Movies like "Her", "The Terminator" and "The Matrix" have a concept known as the Technological Singularity (or just the Singularity) as part of their basic plot.  So what is the Singularity? 

"Popularized by science fiction author Vernor Vinge as well as inventor and now Google director of engineering Ray Kurzweil, the Singularity is a theoretical point in future history when artificial intelligences exceeds the power of the human mind, become self-aware and dramatically change the balance of power on the planet while simultaneously transforming the very nature of humanity itself." Excerpt taken from Mashable.com.

Read more about the Singularity, AI in movies and the recent Golden Globe winning movie "Her" here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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