Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence will match hu­man in­tel­li­gence by 2062: Ex­pert

Oman Daily Observer - - SCITECH -

IN less than 50 years, Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence (AI) will match hu­mans on traits like adapt­abil­ity, cre­ativ­ity and emo­tional in­tel­li­gence, an ex­pert has pre­dicted. Speak­ing at the “Fes­ti­val of Dan­ger­ous Ideas” at Univer­sity of New South Wales in Syd­ney on Sun­day, Pro­fes­sor Toby Walsh said AI will match hu­man in­tel­li­gence by 2062.

“Toby Walsh, Sci­en­tia Pro­fes­sor of Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence at UNSW Syd­ney, has put a date on this loom­ing re­al­ity. “He con­sid­ers 2062 the year that ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence will match hu­man in­tel­li­gence, al­though a fun­da­men­tal shift has al­ready oc­curred in the world as we know it,” the univer­sity said in a state­ment.

Walsh ar­gued that we are al­ready ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the risks of AI that seem to be so far in the fu­ture. “Even with­out ma­chines that are very smart, I’m start­ing to get a lit­tle bit ner­vous about where it’s go­ing and the im­por­tant choices we should be mak­ing”, said Walsh who has writ­ten a book “2062: The World that AI Made”.

The key chal­lenge, ac­cord­ing to him, will be to avoid the apoc­a­lyp­tic rhetoric of AI and to de­ter­mine how to move for­ward in the new age of in­for­ma­tion. Pri­vacy con­cerns about the col­lec­tion of per­sonal data is noth­ing new.

Cit­ing the Cam­bridge An­a­lyt­ica scan­dal, Walsh ar­gues that we should be more scep­ti­cal about how data is mis­used by tech com­pa­nies.

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