AI Will Be Walking the Streets by 2040

It could be awesome, but it could also be apocalyptically bad.

Experts predict that we will reach human-level AI by 2040, and we will achieve super intelligent AI by 2060.

“Even if it takes twice as long — it’s going to happen in yours and my lifetime. This is a thing for our generation,” says Ben Ross in his TED talk. Ben is MYOB’s User Experience and Product Management leader, and believes that because of advances in hardware and software, it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. “AI is a pretty powerful thing to contend with. So what sort of future might we have if we have to contend against powerful computers?”

“AI is a pretty powerful thing to contend with. So what sort of future might we have if we have to contend against powerful computers?”

“We’re at this great point in time where human-level AI is still 25 years away. So we have time to make sure that we guide its pathway forward — ensuring a great outcome instead of bad,” he adds.

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