Do you know Ray Kurzweil? This is an executive working at Google, who just got noticed by predicting the end of the world. This time there is no question of global warming or alien invasion. He believes that when artificial intelligence will overtake human intelligence, the world as we know it will disappear.
The end of humanity
The end of mankind has been repeatedly predicted by man. Scientists in particular regularly claim that humans are acting disastrously for the Earth, and that they will eventually destroy the world as we know it today. Ray Kurzweil is positioned on another sector, and spoke about artificial intelligence.
According to the Google executive, the end of the world is very near. Indeed, the chief engineering officer of the company observes every day the progress made by researchers concerning robots and artificial intelligence. According to him, considerable progress will be made between 2029 and 2045. And at that time, all of humanity will be threatened.
Ray Kurzweil has spoken about it on the BBC. Human nature could be entirely changed when artificial intelligences are more successful. They will do almost everything for humans and turn everything upside down. This phenomenon will occur according to him when artificial intelligences pass the Turing test.
It will then be necessary to evaluate the machine by confronting it with a human being. The exchange is evaluated and when the latter confuses man and machine, then everything will change. What could happen in less than 10 years. A rather worrying but also very interesting prediction, which could prove to be correct if the machines continue to become smarter… To be continued…