Another symptom of progress toward the Singularity: ideas themselves should spread ever faster, and even the most radical will quickly become commonplace.
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IA is something that is proceeding very naturally, in most cases not even recognized by its developers for what it is.
I argue in this paper that we are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth.
Animals can adapt to problems and make inventions, but often no faster than natural selection can do its work - the world acts as its own simulator in the case of natural selection.
And for all my rampant technological optimism, sometimes I think I'd be more comfortable if I were regarding these transcendental events from one thousand years remove... instead of twenty.
The work that is truly productive is the domain of a steadily smaller and more elite fraction of humanity.
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