A challenge has been launched to get people
interested in donating to the Singularity Institute for Artificial
Intelligence (SIAI). The SIAI
is focussed on developing artificial intelligence (AI) that can be used
in speeding up developments in fields including nanotechnology. Their
goal is to create a model that is has intelligence at the level that it
can self improve. This is known as singularity.
The co-founder of Paypal, Peter Thiel, has promised to match
donations of up to $400,000 sent to the SIAI
by July 6th. A supporter of the SIAI has requested people send him
old DVDs and videos so they can be sold on EBay with the funds raised
going to the SIAI.