68% of A.I. Experts: Don’t Worry, the Singularity is Decades Away

Worried about the impending moment when artificial intelligence moves beyond human capabilities? The theorized “singularity” tipping point may keep sci-fi fanatics up late at night, but a survey released on Tuesday suggests we have little to worry about. Out of 80 A.I. experts from the American Association for Artificial Intelligence that responded, nobody thought the tipping point would occur in the next ten years. “We’re competing with millions of years’ evolution of the human brain,” one anonymous respondent told MIT Technology Review, who carried out the survey. “We can write single-purpose programs that can compete with humans, and sometimes excel, but the world is not neatly compartmentalized into single-problem questions.” While 7.5 percent thought A.I. superintelligence could arrive in the next 10 to 25 years, a landslide 67.5 percent believe…


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