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Singularity Hypotheses: A Scientific and Philosophical Assessment
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Singularity Hypotheses: A Scientific and Philosophical Assessment (Hardback)

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Singularity Hypotheses: A Scientific and Philosophical Assessment offers authoritative, jargon-free essays and critical commentaries on accelerating technological progress and the notion of technological singularity. It focuses on conjectures about the intelligence explosion, transhumanism, and whole brain emulation. Recent years have seen a plethora of forecasts about the profound, disruptive impact that is likely to result from further progress in these areas. Many commentators however doubt the scientific rigor of these forecasts, rejecting them as speculative and unfounded. We therefore invited prominent computer scientists, physicists, philosophers, biologists, economists and other thinkers to assess the singularity hypotheses. Their contributions go beyond speculation, providing deep insights into the main issues and a balanced picture of the debate.

Computing & ITComputer scienceArtificial intelligencePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesNeurosciences Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG Publication Date: 03/04/2013 ISBN-13: 9783642325595  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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