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Mohammed ALI HUSSEIN, Azhar Suhail ATIYAH

TECHNOLOGICAL ACCELERATION AND THE ROLE OF ART ‎ IN PREDICTING THE AFTERMATH OF SINGULARITY

The technological advance of the last decades leads us to imagine a future ‎where technological systems and artificial intelligence (AI) physically and ‎intellectually surpass human intelligence (IH) reaching, in fact, to be able to ‎improve itself without the need for human intervention. From the possibility of the ‎emergence of Cyborgs, Post Humans, and the arrival of what experts have called ‎Technological Singularity, we must allow ourselves to reflect on these concepts in ‎order analyse the possible effects, the results that this rapid technological advance ‎could lead us to, and the possible consequences that a hard superintelligence would ‎bring with it. The study tries to probe the scope of Singularity and its fundamental ‎aspect, the alteration of the technological ecology: the strong pace of innovation ‎would continuously transform the world and the human being itself, making the ‎forecasting effort extremely difficult. It presents definitions of singularity according ‎to its main figures: Von Neumann, I. J. Good, Vernor Vinge, and Ray Kurzweil. It ‎revolves around the idea that the technological acceleration will continue to state ‎that humanity couldn’t control. In this case AI will surpass the human abilities. It ‎also unfolds the role of art in predicting the aftermaths of Singularity. Since the ‎scientists are not sure about the result after Singularity, the role of imagination ‎becomes the proper tool for exploring the technologized future‎.

Keywords: Singularity, Technological Acceleration, Science Fiction, Vernor Vinge, And Ray ‎Kurzweil‎.

http://dx.doi.org/10.47832/2757-5403.17.14


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