Singularity Institute is now Machine Intelligence Research Institute

by Kaj_Sotala 7y31st Jan 20131 min read99 comments

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http://singularity.org/blog/2013/01/30/we-are-now-the-machine-intelligence-research-institute-miri/

As Risto Saarelma pointed out on IRC, "Volcano Lair Doom Institute" would have been cooler, but this is pretty good too. As the word "Singularity" has pretty much lost its meaning, it's better to have a name that doesn't give a new person all kinds of weird initial associations as their first impression. And "Machine Intelligence Research Institute" is appropriately descriptive while still being general enough.