Thanks S. David. Intelligence Squared US held a debate on AI “Don’t trust the promise of AI”. James Hughes gave an outstanding opening and closing statement against the statement. He eloquently states why AI and ultimately the Singularity are artifacts, an extension of our human intelligence. We are still here despite some perilous times (consider NPR’s The Man who saved the World). If you are optimistic about the future of Humanity, then there is reason to be optimistic that the Singularity will be beneficial.