Get ready to put on your futuristic robo-glasses folks, because the future is coming fast, and it’s packed full of wild artificial intelligence that could make or break humanity! According to AI wizard Mustafa Suleyman, founder of inflectionAI, we’re on the verge of a massive “coming wave” of AI that could either create radical abundance or cause mass destruction. So buckle up, hang on tight, and let’s dive into this puppy!
First up, we’ve got your classic AI chatbots like Siri and Alexa, except now they’re jacked up on steroids called “large language models.” These bad boys can have actual conversations using common sense instead of just looking up facts. And they’re improving at a rate of 10x per year! So pretty soon they’ll be smarter than most of your deadbeat friends (looking at you, Chad). But with great conversational power comes great responsibility – these bots could be duped into building viruses if we don’t “contain” them properly (more on that later).
Now robots – those lovable metallic buddies are getting smarter too. They can drive cars (watch out grandma!) and soon enough they’ll be busting out humanoid karate chops. But don’t worry, Suleyman says autonomous bots are easier to control than other types of AI. Phew! No robopocalypse yet. But elsewhere in AI land, things are getting wilder than a Neuralink monkey playing pong with its mind.
Turns out you can now generate fake images, videos and voices that look and sound crazy real using AI. So real that bad actors could use them for scams and other no good hilarity. And it gets even nuttier – AI is now being used to design biological things like new protein shapes. And you thought Frankenstein was just fiction! At this rate AI will be growing new species in its spare time.
But the most bonkers bit is that AI is learning to write its own AI! This “self-improving” AI could evolve faster than humans can control it. Suleyman calls this the “coming wave” and compares it to “a new species.” Yikes! He says we need to focus on “containing” AI and regulating who has access to it before things get out of hand. Sounds like the plot of a sci-fi blockbuster!
But it’s not all doom and gloom. Suleyman says if we succeed at containing the dangers, AI could also create a world of “radical abundance.” Just imagine – free energy, endless food, cures for diseases, jobs for everyone! A virtual utopia! Of course, then we’d have to find meaning in a life without struggle. But that’s a first world problem I think we can handle.
The key is that the future isn’t set in stone. According to Suleyman, this “coming wave” can go either way depending on if we choose to pursue containment or not. So we need to have an open debate about the risks, get smart people focused on solutions, and get everyone informed and involved. The stakes are sky high, but he believes humanity can steer this ship wisely if we work together. We just need to stay optimistic, think long-term, and keep an eye on those robo-glasses of the future coming our way!
So there you have it folks – a wild ride through the exhilarating and sometimes scary AI landscape ahead. But if we stay vigilant, we can build a world of new wonders and still live long enough to see it! What do you think? Let the debate begin! And may the Schwartz be with us…