Singularity refers to the phenomenon of ever-increasing computer power reaching a point of such overwhelming memory and computing power that gives rise to a new level of intelligence here on earth. One of the main drivers in the singularity model is Moore’s Law
which predicts exponential growth in computing power. In the view of singularity proponents, human processing capacity is limited to the evolutionary constraints imposed on the size of the human cranium.
At web sites such as Singularity University
and in research articles such as, "The Unreasonable Effectiveness of data
," singularity proponents predict with confidence that it is only a matter of time before computers achieve natural language processing capability, probably in many languages. Think about the implications of that. For one, language and speech translation would become a trivial problem. Continue reading "Singularity, Moore’s Law and NLP"