On the Way to Intelligence Singularity

  • Ivan M. HavelEmail author
Part of the Topics in Intelligent Engineering and Informatics book series (TIEI, volume 4)


Since the fifties of the last century there have been debates about the so called “technological singularity”, motivated by the predicted and later actual exponential growth of the speed and power of computers. Recently the interest of futurologists and philosophers shifts to the so called ‘intelligence singularity’ which some of them predict to happen soon after human intelligence is surpassed by artificial intelligence. This study critically analyzes certain assumptions behind the concept of intelligence singularity, in particular the idea of explosive growth of intelligence of machines with the ability of designing machines more intelligent than themselves.


Intelligent Machine General Intelligence Human Intelligence Good Machine Tacit Assumption 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Theoretical StudyCharles University and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicPraha 1Czech Republic

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