Lexicon

Singularity

// noun

EN The founding father of the concept Artificial Intelligence, Alan Turing, believed in the development of artificial intelligence as an entity that outgrows humankind. The theoretical moment in time when artificial intelligence will have surpassed human intelligence is called Singularity and is often used by the church of AI. The transhumanists and AI-fanatics swear by it. Forgetting the paradox of cheering for the one thing that would annihilate them and the impossibility of ever experiencing this moment. Either it's true and we won't live to know, or it's not and we wasted our time waiting for it.


NL Alan Turing, de oprichter van het concept Artificiële Intelligentie, geloofde sterk in de ontwikkeling van artificiële intelligentie als een entiteit die de mensheid gaat voorbijsteken. Het theoretisch moment waarop artificiële intelligentie onze menselijke intelligentie overstijgt, wordt Singulariteit genoemd. De transhumanisten en AI-fanatiekelingen zweren erbij. Die vergeten wel even de paradox dat ze onze eigen ondergang toejuichen en dat de kans bitter klein is dat ze Singulariteit ooit zelf gaan meemaken. Ofwel is het waarheid en overleven we dat niet, ofwel is het niet de waarheid en verspillen we kostbare tijd met erop te wachten.

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Digital transformation, Artificial intelligence, Robots takings our jobs, ... my GOD what a scary time we live in! Right? No, not really. We live in a very exciting time of endless possibilities, of genius new answers to questions we haven’t even been able to formulate... Some people just want to make good money by starting a fire and then being hired to put it out. We don’t like that at Bagaar. No apocalyptic vibes for us, we’re too zen for that.

The intelligence game will be won by those who know how to ask & answer questions critically.

Technology is evolving at a crazy pace, absolutely, and sometimes it might be a bit mindblowing, but don’t worry, humans are still the writers of this story, we decide how it goes. At Bagaar we help our clients every day to gear up for any technological challenge they may be up to, we have a very big toolbox of digital answers to their problems and are very happy to help them in writing their own story. This time we wanted to do something not only for our clients but for everyone, our moms, the guy at the busstop, politicians, journalists, whoever may be helped with a little free knowledge.

Core message here: Trojan: Nice for the greeks, not for you.

So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

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