Ray Kurzweil, an AI pioneer and futurist, famously predicted the “singularity” will be here by 2029. At this point computers reach human intelligence. And according to Kurzweil, the machines then start designing more advanced versions of themselves and life on Earth becomes as unknowable as the singularity beyond the event horizon of a black hole. He also believes uploading our minds into the hardware of machines is on the cards.
That future still sounds way-out. But the prediction of human-like intelligence by 2029 is starting to look downright conservative.
Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge