SingularityPhil and Stephen consider whether humanity is about to enter a new historical epoch.

Quick recap, singularity defined:

The Singularity is an era in which our intelligence will become increasingly nonbiological and trillions of times more powerful than it is today—the dawning of a new civilization that will enable us to transcend our biological limitations and amplify our creativity.

 

Is the world fundamentally changing along these or other lines? Developments to consider:

It Begins: Bots Are Learning to Chat in Their Own Language

The world’s next great leap forward: Towards the end of poverty

Mark Cuban: The world’s first trillionaire will be an artificial intelligence entrepreneur

A Google Exec Just Claimed the Singularity Will Happen by 2029

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