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Everything pertaining to the technological singularity and related topics, e.g. AI, human enhancement, etc.

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A subreddit committed to intelligent understanding of the hypothetical moment in time when artificial intelligence progresses to the point of greater-than-human intelligence, radically changing civilization. This community studies the creation of superintelligence— and predict it will happen in the near future, and that ultimately, deliberate action ought to be taken to ensure that the Singularity benefits humanity.

On the Technological Singularity

The technological singularity, or simply the singularity, is a hypothetical moment in time when artificial intelligence will have progressed to the point of a greater-than-human intelligence. Because the capabilities of such an intelligence may be difficult for a human to comprehend, the technological singularity is often seen as an occurrence (akin to a gravitational singularity) beyond which the future course of human history is unpredictable or even unfathomable.

The first use of the term "singularity" in this context was by mathematician John von Neumann. The term was popularized by science fiction writer Vernor Vinge, who argues that artificial intelligence, human biological enhancement, or brain-computer interfaces could be possible causes of the singularity. Futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts the singularity to occur around 2045 whereas Vinge predicts some time before 2030.

Proponents of the singularity typically postulate an "intelligence explosion", where superintelligences design successive generations of increasingly powerful minds, that might occur very quickly and might not stop until the agent's cognitive abilities greatly surpass that of any human.

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Since when has ChatGPT actually chosen something

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2024/04/20
05:38 UTC

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How AI Will Step off the Screen and into the Real World | Daniela Rus | TED

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2024/04/20
01:43 UTC

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Do you think, we are about to face fierce competition between free LLM AI models?

Do you think, soon we will face competition of AI producers to get more users of their free models?

I think, soon we will face scores of free, open-source models by different actors, who will compete for users while promoting certain things in the models' training data. We will see AI models by

  1. Companies who would simply sell advertising embedded in the models to third parties and offer otherwise very capable models for free to the public.
  2. Companies who would offer specialized models extensively trained in their products, like Microsoft products or Apple or Wolfram Mathematica, including in undocumented features and competitive advantages.
  3. Models trained by the government bodies of various countries to promote national ideology, positive image, deepper knowledge of those countries and combat negative stereotypes.
  4. Models trained by individuals and NGOs to promote their views on global issues and support certain politicians, political positions and political parties.
  5. Missionary AIs intended to proselityze certain religions.

To make their models more attractive to users, they would have to constantly increase their general capabilities.

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2024/04/19
23:30 UTC

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US Air Force confirms first successful human vs. AI dogfight

The test involved an F-16 fighter jet engaging in aerial combat against an AI-piloted X-62A fighter jet.

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2024/04/19
23:02 UTC

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OpenAI Employee- "nothing gets my heart rate up like waiting for eval results on new models to come in" OpenAI will release soon...

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2024/04/19
22:38 UTC

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I’ll just leave this here

https://www.udio.com/songs/9ZBEFpRLo51cHrxCCXTmMp

Udio is setting new standards for text to speech. Its nuance and context are nothing short of breathtaking. The attention mechanism in its NLP process stage sees to be spot on. The prosody amazes me.

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2024/04/19
21:32 UTC

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Will humans become more cruel or kind in an abundance post AGI/ASI utopia?

My biggest hope and dream regarding the singularity is for a kinder more just world. I can't stand the current world, how everyone tears into each other and uses one another and how cruel the world forces you to be. The kindest people I have known have all been used horrible and mistreated awfully while society rewards sociopathic narcissistic behavior. Do you all think that in a star trek like world, people would become more kind, understanding and mature, or like those bratty spoiled rich kids who everyone hated in school? Is suffering necessary to develop empathy and kindness, the saddest people I have known were always the most kind. Or will living in a less brutal world make people develop into better individuals in general?

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2024/04/19
20:25 UTC

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Dropped 100 AI Bots into Minecraft, told them to follow me, and led them into a pool of lava. They found every way to avoid it instead (for the most part)

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2024/04/19
19:35 UTC

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Could we please not do fascist AI?

What is going to happen, if we have trump as president during the upcoming ascension of AI? I really don't think we should trust any one person or group with this, but the trend of misinformation coupled with AI is especially alarming

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2024/04/19
18:48 UTC

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The speed at which Groq chips run llama-3 is unbelievable.

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2024/04/19
18:29 UTC

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According to the official answer, we learned the reasons for the large-scale ban of ChatGPT accounts

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2024/04/19
17:55 UTC

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Promotional Video for Ted Talks 2024 made using Sora.

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2024/04/19
17:25 UTC

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Roko Mijic on Twixter: Eliezer Yudkowsky's alignment risk analysis is completely wrong because AI has been shown to have suprisingly deep understanding of human values

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2024/04/19
17:01 UTC

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Matt Shumer: Groq is serving LLaMA 3 at over 800 tokens per second!

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2024/04/19
16:47 UTC

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Hey guys, I sat down to interview Mark Zuckerberg! He is SUPER passionate about AI. And also super chill and down-to-earth. It was a great experience (you can AMA about it if you'd like)

Hey everyone. Been a huge fan and long-time lurker (and sometimes poster) in this sub.

I had the very cool honor of getting to host Mark Zuckerberg for a 30 minute conversation. I love how he's leading the charge for open-source AI. I could also tell how passionate he was about the technology.

Here's the full interview:

https://youtu.be/8HrzoEvLWH0

Let me know if you have any questions for me about the experience, or emerging tech/AI in general.

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2024/04/19
16:14 UTC

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One-person billion-dollar companies: Unpacking the data behind the vision

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2024/04/19
12:28 UTC

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