In this special edition: The rare earth elements have been in the news lately and we thought it would be good to discuss the background and current state of affairs in this matter, given the worldwide importance of these minerals in modern technology.
This might also give you context as to why this is included in the computational model of the Singularity Index or S.I.. (more…)
In this edition, the top news starts with: In another step towards getting AI onto the battlefield and to remove humanity from the loop (because that is, of course, a good thing), DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is looking at AI systems that can be used to ‘get inside’ the heads of the enemy in gray zone conflicts… in a blindingly obvious gray area, this sort of logic will further ensure the coming machine overlords.
In this edition, the top news starts with:
The game company EA is now training AI to run in first-person shooters. Having AI trained in combat in real-world scenarios to hunt down people and kill them is, of course, a great idea. (more…)
Google is now working with a 72-qubit processor in its new Bristlecone system. Qubit based computers have the potential to support AGI development and otherwise improve cryptographic operations to levels barely even understood by modern humans; never mind the potential improvement in computing power which is just not possible to really articulate to lowly humans. (more…)
In this special edition, we are going to review what the Singularity Index is and why we care about it.
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