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As a riff on my answer to this question, which is about the broader concern of the development of the singularity, rather than the narrower concern of the development of AGI: I can say that among AI researchers I interact with, it far more common to view the development of AGI in the next decade as speculation (or even wild speculation) than as settled fact....


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I am unsure about the cyberpunk portion of this, but there has been an extensive feminist literature developed under the topic of "Gynoids" and the gendering of robots and other forms of AI (like virtual assistants). These papers tend to argue that the choice of gender assigned by AI developers to their creations is reflective of implicit social views and ...


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I wouldn't take anything Ray Kurzweil says especially seriously. Actual AI experts spend large quantities of time reading the existing scientific literature, and working to expand it. Because Kurzweil doesn't spend much of his time actually learning about AI, he has plenty of time in which to talk about it. Loudly. This is harmful to research, because 1) a ...


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The primary proponent of the singularity is Ray Kurzweil, and his writings permeate the first pages of search results in Google for singularity related search terms. His SEO is probably helped along by the fact that he is the director of research for Google. One person's analysis of former R.K. predictions, The Singularity is Near: How Kurzweil's ...


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