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technology singularity

The term "singularity" is used in many disciplines to refer to the occurrence of a major event. From a technology perspective, it refers to a point in the future where computers advance so much that people no longer are the source of great invention. At that point, machines will be responsible for creating the most important, new breakthroughs with minimal, or without, human input.

The concept has been touted by technology theorists for decades but was brought to the forefront in Ray Kurzweil's best selling book "The Singularity Is Near" in 2005. See AI, singularitarian and technology imperative.
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The Technological Singularity may be the most likely of the noncatastrophes.
No one knows what this will mean to humanity, causing futurists to dub the hypothesized event the technological singularity, or simply the Singularity.
CHUNGCHEONGBUK-DO, South Korea, May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Within some circles in the scientific community, debate rages about whether computers will achieve technological singularity (TS) or strong artificial intelligence (AI)--in other words, self-recognition or human consciousness within a computer--within the next few decades.
The latter depict what is widely characterized as the technological singularity, that is, when machine intelligence is significantly more advanced than that of human beings and is in direct competition with us.
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Termed the technological singularity, it marks a point of departure from reality as we've known it.
Google's Director of Engineering Ray Kurzweil has predicted that we will reach a technological singularity by 2045, and science fiction writer Vernor Vinge is betting on 2029, the 100th anniversary of the greatest stock market collapse in human history.
The emergence of super-intelligent machines has been dubbed the technological Singularity.

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