March Newsletter

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  Greetings From The Executive Director Friends, As previously announced on our blog, the Singularity Institute has been renamed as the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI). Naturally, both our staff and our supporters have positive associations with our original name, the “Singularity Institute.” As such, any new name will feel strange for a time. However,… Read more »

New Transcript: Eliezer Yudkowsky and Massimo Pigliucci on the Intelligence Explosion

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In this 2010 conversation hosted by, Eliezer Yudkowsky and Massimo Pigliucci attempt to unpack the fundamental assumptions involved in determining the plausability of a technological singularity. A transcript of the conversation is now available here, thanks to Ethan Dickinson and Patrick Stevens of A video of the conversation can be found at the bloggingheads website.

September 2012 Newsletter

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September 2012 Newsletter Greetings from the Executive Director August was a busy month for the Machine Intelligence Research Institute. Thanks to our successful summer fundraiser, we are running full steam ahead on all fronts: Singularity Summit 2012, the launch of CFAR, increased research output (see below), and improving organizational efficiency in literally dozens of ways. Thank you for… Read more »