What should skeptics believe about the singularity?

This is a guest post from Luke Muehlhauser, author of Common Sense Atheism and Worldview Naturalism, and Executive Director of MIRI. [Read more...]

Review: Luke Muehlhauser’s Facing the Intelligence Explosion

I just finished reading the current version of Luke Muehlhauser’s website/ebook Facing the Intelligence Explosion. I have a handful of minor complaints (for example), and there was one thing that kinda made me want to scream (which I’ll talk about in a future post), but on the whole, Luke makes a lot of important points [Read More...]

Alan Turing on the possibility of machines smarter than humans

When MIRI folks talk about the idea of intelligence explosion, they often cite I. J. Good’s 1965 paper, “Speculations Concerning the First Ultraintelligent Machine.” But I recently discovered that Alan Turing beat Good to the punch on raising the possibility of machines becoming smarter than humans in every way: [Read more...]

SMBC on intelligence explosion

The webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal has a new comic up on the idea of intelligence explosion. Go read it. [Read more...]


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