Quoted: Saying no to the Singularity

“You could have all the computer chips ever in the world and you won’t create a consciousness.”

Miguel Nicolelis, a top neuroscientist at Duke University, takes issue with the Singularity — saying “there are a lot of people selling the idea that you can mimic the brain with a computer,” but that “the brain is not computable.” However, Nicolelis, who spoke Sunday in Boston at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, does predict something Ray Kurzweil — co-founder of Silicon Valley-based Singularity University and now director of engineering at Google (see GMSV post) — also does: that humans will subsume machines more and more, according to the MIT Technology Review.


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