Humans and Machines: Competing Arguments

Ray Kurzweil, main proponent of the Singularity theory, writes about the “Man-Machine Merger,” while Andrea Kuszewski, behavioral therapist and “robopsychologist”, poses an alternate viewpoint. Kurzweil: “Writing novels, painting pictures – these are the ultimate in human intelligence. AI will be able to do these things by 2045.” Kuszewski: “…error makes us human. AndContinue reading “Humans and Machines: Competing Arguments”

Shyam Sankar: The rise of human-computer cooperation

Brute computing force alone can’t solve the world’s problems. Data mining innovator Shyam Sankar explains why solving big problems (like catching terrorists or identifying huge hidden trends) is not a question of finding the right algorithm, but rather the right symbiotic relationship between computation and human creativity.