We may not have long until the number one threat to humanity manifests: Artificial Intelligence. Enjoy your humanity while you can, things could change dramatically in the next 50 years.
TOP 10 THREATS TO MANKIND
1 – Artificial intelligence
2 – Bio-hacking
3 – Killer robots
4 – Nuclear war
5 – Climate change
6 – Asteroid impact
7 – Loss of reality
8 – Food shortage
9 – Particle accelerator
10 – Tyrannical ruler
Here’s another thought: If you consider that Government research can be more than ten years ahead of what is known to the public, AIs have probably been running the world for a while.
Machines will achieve human-level artificial intelligence by 2029, a leading US inventor has predicted.
Humanity is on the brink of advances that will see tiny robots implanted in people’s brains to make them more intelligent, said Ray Kurzweil.
The engineer believes machines and humans will eventually merge through devices implanted in the body to boost intelligence and health.
“It’s really part of our civilisation,” Mr Kurzweil explained.
“But that’s not going to be an alien invasion of intelligent machines to displace us.”
Machines were already doing hundreds of things humans used to do, at human levels of intelligence or better, in many different areas, he said.
Of course, all of this could be happening inside a simulation run by an older AI.
Should we care? Does it matter?
Tonight I enjoyed the very human activity of jamming on a Led Zeppelin song with a friend. Ramble on.
What AI will ever appreciate this epic bass line as some of us do?