In Japan, they already have a hotel that is almost entirely run by robots. Recently, an artificial intelligence (AI) program beat humans at poker and won $290,000. No, this is not science fiction; it is the twenty-first century. As time passes, humans are starting to think of the social side of AI. It is important to see how far we can take AI, but it is also important to see where AI will take society,
Bill Gates has called for the taxation of robots. Meanwhile, policymakers are trying to learn as much as possible about AI. It is essential for them to do so to be able to come up with laws that will govern the new technological advances.
In a recent joint survey by Yale University and Oxford University, AI experts concluded that AI will be able to do better than humans in all jobs by the year 2140. They also stressed that in 45 years’ time, AI will be able to outperform humans in 50% of all jobs.
According to the scientists, high-level machine learning (HLMI) will be achieved when unaided machines accomplish every task better and more cheaply than human workers.
The research noted that AI development will transform transportation, health, science, finance and the military. The data showed that researchers believe AI will be able to translate languages better than humans by 2024, write high school essays by 2026, drive a truck in 2027 and work in retail by 2031. Meanwhile, there are high chances an AI will write a bestselling book by 2049. By 2053, the scientists see AIs exchanging surgeons.
Interestingly, North Americans expect HLMI to be achieved in 74 years. In comparison, Asians think it will arrive in 30 years’ time. Only time will tell.