How change agencies can affect our path towards a singularity

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Zheng, P. and Akhmad, M. 2017. How change agencies can affect our path towards a singularity. in: Callaghan, V., Miller, J., Yampolskiy, R. and Armstrong, S. (ed.) The Technological Singularity: Managing the Journey New York Springer. pp. 87-102
AuthorsZheng, P. and Akhmad, M.
EditorsCallaghan, V., Miller, J., Yampolskiy, R. and Armstrong, S.
Abstract

(How Change Agencies Can Affect Our Path Towards a Singularity) uses the perspective of ‘change agencies‘ to analyse how agents (from researchers through entrepreneurs to government) can determine the direction of future technologies and, especially, AGIs. The chapter discusses the general behaviour of change agents towards technological research from a social and economic perspective and argues that the interactions of key change agencies will determine the future path towards a ‘singularity event‘ or possibly an ‘anti-singularity event’. Thus the chapter argues that it is important to understand the fundamental behaviours and motivations of change agencies in technology development as this provides a mechanism to ensure that if, and when, a singularity occurs, it can be controlled and utilised for positive social and economic benefits.

Page range87-102
Year2017
Book titleThe Technological Singularity: Managing the Journey
PublisherSpringer
Output statusPublished
Place of publicationNew York
SeriesThe Frontiers Collection
ISBN9783662540312
Publication dates
Print15 May 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited20 Mar 2017
Accepted30 Sep 2016
Submitted29 Apr 2015
Related URLhttp://www.creative-science.org/activities/singularity/
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