Chapter SoftBank: technological singularity will happen in 30 years

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Chapter SoftBank: technological singularity will happen in 30 years

In the world there are very few people who sincerely believe in the approach of the so-called technological singularity – the time when intelligent machines will become smarter than humans. One such person is, for example, futurist, inventor and technical Director at Google ray Kurzweil, believes that singularity is not the kind of thing that mankind should be afraid of. But, perhaps, at the moment there is not a more zealous person, thirsting for the onset of the singularity than the CEO of Japanese telecommunications Corporation SoftBank, Masayoshi Sleep.

Sleep recently participated in the "Investment initiative of the future" event held in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), where he confidently assumed that the technological singularity may come about in 30 years, when artificial intelligence will develop their IQ up to 10 000. And so it happened for sure, his Corporation decided to invest $ 100 billion in developing technologies that can support this level of IQ. It should be noted that this IQ goes far beyond the average human of around 100-120 units, and, of course, higher than even the most brilliant examples of intelligence with an index of 200 units.

"the Singularity is represented by the concept of superiority over the human brain. This is a turning point, the crossover point when artificial intelligence, computer intelligence will surpass human brain. And this event definitely will occur in this century. I would say that there is even nothing to argue about, because no doubt it not," — quoted Japanese billionaire American Agency CNBC.

According to Sona, the deadline for the occurrence of the singularity – 2047. And it should be noted, very close to the predictions of the same Kurzweil, who has previously stated that the event will take place in 2045. But unlike Kurzweil's company SoftBank will try to make the singularity really is coming. The latest investment giant below are related to the field of artificial intelligence. SofBank recently signed a cooperation agreement with the creators of IBM's Watson, companies Fetch Robotics and Honda and bought the British manufacturer ARM processor company ARM TechCon.

Recall that Dream spoke at the same event, where the famous Android game Sofia the Hong Kong company Hanson Robotics for the first time in the history of mankind (Saudi Arabia), and at the same time surprised the audience the audience with his sparkling wit. Robot Pepper, owned by SoftBank, can demonstrate similar opportunities. As stated on the company website, he is able to understand human emotions. Sofia and Pepper demonstrate the many advances in modern robotics, come to which has largely enabled the development of technologies of machine and deep learning.

"in thirty years they themselves will themselves to teach. And maybe even laugh at us. Today they look cute, I hope that then they will also look cute, but they will certainly be really smart," — turned the Dream to the audience.

Not everyone shares the enthusiasm of Sona about the singularity. And it is quite obvious. Some experts, including the Director General of Tesla Elon musk, physicist and popularizer of science Stephen Hawking and Microsoft founder bill gates, is very concerned about the prospects for the development of the situation after the possible onset of singularity. According to them, when the robots become smarter than human, we will definitely face the consequences. And some of those consequences could be catastrophic for our continued existence. Therefore, the same Musk decided to invest in technology, which, in his opinion, will help to increase our chances of survival if the world will attempt to conquer the smart car.

Sleep and Kurzweil, in turn, believe that such a development is closer to the script of some sci-Fi Thriller. By the way, the same Kurzweil suggests that a singularity may develop at all the way we can imagine. In his opinion, in this case in the world not only can appear intelligent machines, the intelligence is not inferior to man, but man himself can become much smarter thanks to these smart machines.

"If we talk about what will happen in 10 or 30 years, then it is safe to say that with imagination a person will be much better than now. The current level is not the limit. The power of our brain is almost limitless. And our imagination proves it. So people will definitely be able to improve your imagination and feelings, intuition," — commented on the Dream.

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