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Is kurzweil correct about when AI intelligence will surpass human intelligence?

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Is anything being done to prevent sentient AI?
The singularity is that point in time when all the advances in technology, particularly in artificial intelligence (AI), will lead to machines that are smarter than human beings. Kurzweil’s timetable for the singularity is consistent with other predictions,– notably those of Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son, who predicts that the dawn of super-intelligent machines will happen by 2047. But for Kurzweil, the process towards this singularity has already begun.
The singularity is that point in time when all the advances in technology, particularly in artificial intelligence (AI), will lead to machines that are smarter than human beings. Kurzweil’s timetable for the singularity is consistent with other predictions,– notably those of Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son, who predicts that the dawn of super-intelligent machines will happen by 2047. But for Kurzweil, the process towards this singularity has already begun.
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I'm sure he's close to being correct, but I totally disagree with him regarding humans and machines becoming one. He thinks that would be great. I think it would be a huge mistake. I also think striving for or allowing machines to become self aware is, or would be, a mistake.
In my view, merging with machines would mean the end of our species. We would no longer be human.
I don't mean the end as in a "war" between machine and humans, in which one eliminates the other, although that's certainly possible, I mean the end as in becoming a new species. That's a bit more passive, but the end just the same.
It would be a little like contact between a technologically advanced society, and a less advanced one.
We all know, from experience, how that works out. The less advanced society gets absorbed and virtually disappears. That's been proven to be true time and time again.
I suspect that his desire to rush headlong into that scenario has more to do with psychology than intellect.
I believe in progress and advancing, but not at the cost of losing what we are. Machines are tools. I'm not. Nor do I want to be. Progress needs to be somewhat slower than we might like, and certainly methodical and thoughtful. I think it to be a bit egocentric to want everything to happen in our lifetime. We are more than one lifetime. We are Man. We are one.... past, present, and future.

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Kravenhead
374 day(s) ago
If I were to guess, I'd say he's afraid of dying and wants his consciousness to live on in a machine.

philosopher
375 day(s) ago
He is very odd. I do not like or trust him.

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