Schmidhuber on accelerating change

From: Christian Rovner (
Date: Thu Jun 22 2006 - 12:54:20 MDT

Jürgen Schmidhuber has recently published a paper about accelerating
change and the Omega Point (a.k.a. "Singularity").

Alas, the paper has nothing to do with the Singularity in the ("closely
related") Vingean sense. Most of it is actually a very dense summary of
Schmidhuber's own AI research -- not bad at all, and not completely off
topic. In the end it offers an alternative explanation to (subjective)
accelerating change, which I found not convincing: I don't see how it
would explain the measurable (objective) trends, such as Moore's Law.

Christian Rovner

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