Change is not constant. In fact, change is accelerating very fast. Some technologies are radically changing humanity, in general, and also changing human beings, in particular. Many experts now talk about the four sciences and technologies of the future, which they refer to as NBIC: Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno. Furthermore, the NBIC fields are rapidly converging at an accelerating rate and they will help to transcend many human limitations in order to improve human lives all around the world, and beyond our tiny planet. We are truly moving rapidly towards a new world led by scientific discoveries and technological innovations. Humanity is fast approaching what some people call the “Singularity,” the moment when artificial intelligence will reach human intelligence levels, and then quickly overtake it. Perhaps then some humans might become transhumans and posthumans, forever changing life on Earth and the universe.
Advances toward the Singularity are being made all around the world, including at The Hong Kong PolyU where Dr Gino Yu’s lab is working on Artificial General Intelligence as part of the OpenCog project, in collaboration with Dr. Ben Goertzel and with David Hanson of Hanson Robotics.
Professor Jose Cordeiro from Singularity University will touch on all these themes and more, in his talk on The Singularity: The Future of Technology and the Technology of the Future.
About Dr. Jose’ Cordeiro
Dr. Cordeiro is chair of the Venezuela Node of The Millennium Project, founding faculty and energy advisor for Singularity University, founder of the World Future Society’s Venezuela Chapter, co-founder of the IberoAmerican Transhumanist Association, and former director of the Club of Rome (Venezuela Chapter), World Transhumanist Association (Humanity+) and the Extropy Institute.
For more information about Prof. Jose Cordeiro: www.cordeiro.org