The Singularity Summit 201015/08/2010
—not ready for others to read, but making public anyway —
A collection of the faithful gathered in one large room. Among the believers were those seeking healing. They did not reach out the touch the robe of Kurtzweil, not only because he only appeared over the net, but they instead sought the empowerment provided by the most far out boundaries of what is know.
The good news is that frontiers are being forged, primarily the brain sciences. The search for AI seemed to have morphed into a quest to reverse engineer the brain. To learn from Biology. However, the quest seeks to enhance what biology has to offer.
No advances in AI, or even close to it seem to have been presented. Only a uniformed concession that the old way of thinking as is a dead end.