Future of Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence is impacting a number of different fields, some in near future (in 5 years), other in distant future (30 years). This will have lot of impact on society, urban population, job losses for middle and working class, life style improvement for upper class, and more. AI is already surpassing human level accuracy in some fields. This document summarises some of the fields in which AI has made significant progress so far, and will impact our society in near future. Then in the end, we discuss the future of Artificial Intelligence in long run.
AI will impact following areas in near future
- Speech recognition – Andrew Ng claims speech recognition was 95% accurate several years ago, and improving day in and day out. Baidu’s Deep voice 3
- Machine translation – Google’s Neural Machine Translation (GNMT) is approaching human-level accuracy in translation.
- Image search
- Self-driving cars – Nvidia, Uber, Waymo, Toyota
- AI, when used for betterment of society:
In next 20-30 years, AI can even surpass human intelligence – computer scientists claim.
2029 is the consistent date I have predicted for when an AI will pass a valid Turing test and therefore achieve human levels of intelligence. I have set the date 2045 for the ‘Singularity’ which is when we will multiply our effective intelligence a billion fold by merging with the intelligence we have created. claims Ray Kurzweil
The singularity is that point in time when all the advances in technology, particularly in artificial intelligence (AI), will lead to machines that are smarter than human beings.