It is estimated that within the lifetime of many humans alive today, super-robots will replace them.
According to Luca De Ambroggi who conducts AI research for the London-based IHS Markit, "In 50 years, it is reasonable to think that robots will be able to 'support' and replace human being in several activities. Already electro-mechanical devices outperform humans in sensitiveness and reaction time. Humans have to prevent machines being in a position to replace us, and no one else."
Ambroggi cautioned that even if the human brain is more dynamic and versatile, robotics will be developed to surpass humans beyond its present day capabilities of machine vision and audio/speech recognition.
All the indicators were there when computers and other automation started to replace humans approximately 40 years ago.
The challenge facing humanity is to find a way to requalify "replaced people" in order that they can still add value to society. There is no denying that artificial intelligence is here to stay and mankind must immediately implement rules and define boundaries. An area that also yawns before future populations is to consider if this disparity between man and machine will be bridged by enhancing humans with robotics itself. If not physically will humans' intelligence be enhanced with a chip implant? Will this possible solution be a hybrid humanoid?
He explained that presently we are in the "Narrow or Weak era of AI". It is superior to human in limited areas but it is still able to disrupt society and will do so even more as it evolves.
The efficiency of robotics will increase business wealth and it is up to the regulators to make sure that mankind and not a few corporations will benefit from these advances.
Ambroggi also pointed out that it is inevitable that debate will come about regarding AI developing consciousness. He said, “When we study biology, a ‘living being’ has to have at least one living ‘cellular’ unit. Superhuman is the last step, and I fear to use the word last. It is what drives the future of the research.
Will humans, wholly humans as we know them today be extinct in 50 years?
Source - ExpressCoUK
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