A futurist who’s right 85% of the time says machines will be conscious by 2025 — and it’ll be ‘the …

Courtesy of Paramount Pictures Google DeepMind’s artificial intelligence AlphaGo made history when it won the complex game of Go against Lee Sedol, one of the greatest world players. As Elon Musk pointed out at the time, experts in the field thought AI was a decade away from reaching that milestone. The momentous event showed that AI was gaining skills typically reserved for humans far faster than we expected. And that very fact could be a problem, Ian Pearson, a futurist with an 85% accuracy track record, told Tech Insider. “You could end up with superhuman machines going down that road,” Pearson said. “Google’s DeepMind isn’t there yet, but really I’m sure they’ll probably discover things along the way and, by 2025, it’s possible their computer could be superhuman and could be conscious.” “That…


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