Are We Moving Towards a Technological Singularity?

Ever since mathematician I.J. Good speculated about the conception of a first ultraintelligent machine in 1965, it has been hypothesized that a technological singularity will occur where the invention of artificial superintelligence will abruptly trigger runaway technological growth. Ever increasing computational power and network connectivity coupled with advances in data analytics and machine learning are fueling beliefs that unbounded self-evolving systems will soon emerge. In this talk, Professor Pascal Poupart will discuss recent advances in machine learning and data science that are enabling increasingly adaptive systems, as well as limitations that still need to be overcome before a technological singularity occurs.