Posts Tagged ‘NBIC’

EFP Brief No. 114: The Singularity Scenario

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Although the term ‘Singularity’ or ‘Technological singularity’ has already infatuated both the scientific and the science fiction com-munity alike throughout the 20th century, there is reason enough to report about the ongoing activities in this area. So far it is possible to distinguish between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related issues and the prospective fusion of emerging technologies such as nano-, bio-, information and cognitive technologies (NBIC) – also referred to as converging technologies. It is assumed that there will be an immense technological and consequently economic shift once those technologies surpass the boundaries of human intelligence in the 21st century.

EFMN Brief No. 114 – Singularity

EFP Brief No. 40: Converging Technologies Enabling the Information Society

Friday, May 6th, 2011

The purpose of the project was to analyse the scientific strengths of the EU compared to the USA and Japan in the field of ‘converging technologies’ with the aim of informing and influencing the European research agenda.

EFMN Brief No. 40 – Converging Technologies