Elon Musk is very clear about the growing concern of Artificial Intelligence.
But he has a solution to prevent the humanity from the after affects of growing AI. And that is “Become one with the robots. He spoke at the World Government Summit in Dubai on Monday, Musk said that humans eventually will need to combine their capabilities with those of machines.
“Over time, I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence,” Musk said, according to CNBC. “It’s mostly about the bandwidth, the speed of the connection between your brain and the digital version of yourself, particularly output.”
As Musk explained, computers are capable of communicating a trillion bits of information per second, while humans can communicate a mere 10 bits per second. Currently, though, A.I. is fairly specialized, capable of performing specific tasks like driving cars or mining databases for relevant information. Once machines achieve artificial general intelligence–an all-encompassing understanding of the world–they will be smarter than the world’s smartest people, thus rendering humans useless
In Musk’s vision he believes that humans will have to create a “high bandwidth interface” between computers and the brain. In other words, humans essentially will become cyborgs. This will let people take advantage of the machines’ far superior capabilities.
We need to figure out new roles for what do those people do,” Musk said about those who drive for a living, according to CNBC. “It will be very disruptive and very quick.
Musk co-founded OpenAI, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that artificial intelligence is used only for good. He’s also said that machines will replace so many jobs that government-provided universal income will someday be necessary, an idea that he doubled down on Monday at the Dubai summit, according to Fast Company.
There is no second thought about a SkyNet era where the intentions of making AI best is very good but the results are all opposite.
Story Credits – Inc.com