Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, replacing humans on the job market and perhaps altogether?
As with everything in life, our path forward requires balance: enabling the good, while mitigating the risk of unintended consequences.
AI takes the knowledge explosion to its pinnacle. Combined with machines and biotechnology, it will alter what it means to be human.
Where we’re heading: an evolutionary transition on a scale like the planet experienced from early hominids 2 million years ago to us today.
With the arrival of superintelligent AI, achieving practical immortality for the majority of people will become feasible.
Now, through the combination of HI and AI, we are at the brink of the most consequential technological development of our time, and in history.
The reality is that we need AI to successfully navigate the fast-charging future which is way too complex for us or our institutions to handle.
AI is potentially the Holy Grail of all inventions, and it will bear the seeds of our own morals, idiosyncrasies, and prejudices.
'Understanding' is a 'suitcase word', and just like 'intelligence', has many quite distinct meanings that are 'thrown into a suitcase'.
60 years ago the ambition was to build machines that can learn and reason like humans. Human-level AI is now possible.