What is the Technological Singularity?

The Singularity is the event or sequence of events likely to happen at the intersection of machine and human intelligence i.e. the period when Artificial Intelligence at first matches and eventually surpasses our biological intelligence.

What does it mean for you?

According to Hugo Award winner and futurist Vernor Vinge: "Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended."

What this signifies is that the Singularity:

will have a radical impact on us all – as individuals, citizens and human beings.
may lead humanity to immortality or extinction.
will challenge the very essence of being human.
may divide us into technophile transhumanists and technophobe neo-luddites.
may be the turning event of this century.

What is a symposium?

The original meaning of a symposium is a drinking party. Yet within such a relaxed and informal atmosphere the ancient Greeks passionately discussed existential issues of politics, philosophy, religion, ethics or aesthetics. So when the party was over most of the guests left enriched with a new and deeper understanding of the issue.

Why www.SingularitySymposium.com?

To serve as a forum for an open community where relevant issues and ideas are put forward, discussed and debated passionately within a friendly, informal and rewarding atmosphere so that after visiting our symposium one leaves with a better understanding of the process, ideas and issues at stake. If you want to contribute to our content - you are welcome to do so. If you want to follow our updates - do subscribe to our newsletter. In any case: WELCOME FRIEND!

Who is the host?

The host is a Socrates – a fellow party animal who knows that he doesn't know. Yet, this contemporary Socrates is of the strong belief that we can attain profound insights by asking challenging questions in the company of good people, gathered within an open and interactive party-like atmosphere. True to his name, Socrates hopes to be the midwife, and Singularity Symposium - the setting, where different people come to examine the questions, search for the answers, challenge, be challenged and, ultimately, give birth to their own ideas.

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Ray Kurzweil
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Vernor Vinge on Superhuman Intelligence
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