What baffles the most is the fact that robots are becoming more useful, and even smarter to replace humans in the work place.
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Billionaire CEO of SoftBank says robot will have an IQ of 10,000 in 30 years.
Super AI is on its way, says the SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son. From the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the Japanese billionaire spoke on Wednessday.
In about 30 years, artificial intelligence will have an IQ of 10,000, Son says. By comparison, the average human IQ is 100 and genius is 200, according to Son. Mensa, “the High IQ society,” starts accepting members with an IQ score of 130.
The idea of machine learning becoming smarter than the human brain is often referred to as the “singularity.” When exactly this will happen is oft-debated among the tech community.
“Singularity is the concept that [mankind’s] brain will be surpassed, this is the tipping point, crossing point, that artificial intelligence, computer intelligence surpass [mankind’s] brain and that is happening in this century for sure. I would say there is no more debate, no more doubt,” Son says.
Son is particularly aggressive in his prediction of how soon the singularity will happen — in the “next 30 years or so,” he says.
It is in Son’s best interest to believe in the power of artificial intelligence. Not only is he the leader of a tech company, but he is heavily invested in the future of AI. Son is in charge of a $100 billion Vision Fund, which he expects to invest within five years, all in companies that have at least some relationship to AI.
The tech executive believes that artificial intelligence will dramatically change every industry. Son, 60, remembers the first time he encountered the smartphone, a tool which has transformed the world we currently live in.
“When I met with Steve Jobs, before he announced the iPhone, he told me, ‘Masa, Masa, if you see what I’m developing, when I’m finished, I’m going to show you, you’re going to piss off your pants.’ And when I saw it, I actually almost did.”
Today, humanoid robots like SoftBank’s Pepper, which can perceive human emotions, according to its website, impress most of us. In the future Son envisions, we will laugh at the capabilities of Pepper.
“Thirty years from now, they are going to learn by themselves, they are maybe going to laugh at you and us,” Son says. “Today they look cute, they will stay cute, but they will be super smart.”
According to Son, some robots are already smarter than humans in some areas.
“But 30 years from now, most of the subjects, they will be so much smarter than us. Because they are going to be a million times smarter than today, million times, we mankind created tools, the premise was mankind were always smarter than the tool we invented so we control. This is the first time … the tool becomes smarter than ourselves.”
The only difference between Artificial Intelligence and Human Intelligence is imagination but 30 or even 100+ years to this time still makes it very unlikely that robots would attain that feat – afterall, robots were programmed. Thanks to the human brain.