The idea that human history is approaching a "singularity" - that ordinary humans will someday be overtaken by artificially intelligent machines or cognitively enhanced biological intelligence, or both - has moved from the realm of science fiction to serious debate. Some singularity theorists predict that if the field of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to develop at its current dizzying rate, the singularity could come about in the middle of the present century.
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"Machines May Seem Intelligent, but It'll Be a While before They Actually Are" is from the November 04, 2015 Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by Murray Shanahan and narrated by Sam Scholl.
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