As AI Gets Smarter, What Happens to Us Humans?

There are more intelligent AI systems being created every day. Technology is getting smarter, and it’s us that are allowing it. As fabulous as it might be to have ten different robots carrying out your daily chores from housework, to cooking, to taking the kids to school, are we safe? How do we know that one day we’re not going to find ourselves in a Terminator moment and be overtaken by robots?

It’s estimated that AI will overtake human intelligence levels somewhere between 2040 and 2060. This is quite a scary thought really because what will happen after that? No one can predict what the consequences of that may be although Stephen Hawking suggests that the development of AI “could spell the end of the human race.”

But, according to experts, there’s around a 52 percent chance that AI becoming smarter than we will be good. So how could this be you may ask? Well, Tim Urban suggests that “Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI) could solve every problem in humanity.” It could be used to think of better ways to harvest energy without the use of fossil fuels and stop harmful CO2 emissions in the process. Then, it could devise a plan to remove the excess CO2 from the air. Health and medicine would be significantly improved as would world hunger. ASI could create meat from scratch using nanotech or even make food out of the garbage.

The biggest investment in AI seems to be going into self-driving technology at the moment. But, once that gets underway properly, there are so many other avenues that will be explored, and it won’t be long before we are seeing AI as just another piece of the furniture. But until we’ve perfected the technology and have found a way to safeguard ourselves somewhat, just be a little more vigilant when you do finally have to deal with a robot.

An interesting video from ” Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell ” YouTube / Do Robots Deserve Rights? What if Machines Become Conscious?

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