A New Epistemology

“Expecting to create an AGI without first understanding how it works is like expecting skyscrapers to fly if we build them tall enough.”

“What is needed is nothing less than a breakthrough in philosophy, a new epistemological theory…”

David Deutsch, quantum computation physicist at the University of Oxford

The Third Singularity

Futurist Ray Kurzweil popularized the idea of the AI Singularity; when AIs first equal then far surpass humans in intelligence. But the advent of sapiens illustrates that AI is driven by knowledge not computing power. A revolution in how humans acquire, share, and use knowledge will indeed produce a singularity. But not for the first time.