A calling ...

"We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims."

"Make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone."

- Buckminster Fuller

Saturday, February 5, 2011

YouTube - Ray Kurzweil Explains the Coming Singularity

YouTube - Ray Kurzweil Explains the Coming Singularity

I am family with a number of people working for IBM, which is in the process of designing a computer called Watson, which will one day compete on Jeopardy.  Watson is being designed to be able to decode natural language to answer questions in a gameshow format.  The development of Watson raises important ethical questions. In Age of the Spiritual Machine, Ray Kurzweill, a pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) explains the ethical dilemmas in one of the most thought provoking books I have ever read.