Technological Singularity Timeline

Year Event
1958 Earliest recorded use of the term “Singularity” by mathematician Stanislaw Ulam in his tribute to John von Neumann (1903-1957)
1993 First public use of the term “Singularity” by Venor Vinge in an address to NASA entitled “The Coming Technological Singularity: How to Survive in the Post Human Era”
2005 Inaugural “Singularity Summit” hosted by the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence (now MIRI)
2006 The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Ray Kurzweil is published.
2009 Wired for Thought: How the Brain is Shaping the Future of the Internet by Jeffrey Stibel is published.
2012 MIRI study “How We’re Predicting AI—or Failing To”
2040 Median value year predicted for Artificial General Intelligence from the 2012 MIRI study.