The Artificial Intelligence’s (AI) popularity continues to wows the world, and now a chief executive officer of a world-renowned company vows to a greater high of AI in the next 30 years.
SoftBank CEO and Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son addresses the audience of the Future Investment Initiative, promising a “super artificial intelligence” with IQ of 10,000 in the next three decades.
Son, who’s known for his almost obsessive pursuit of the technological singularity, said that robots will soon be 100 times smarter than human beings.
The SoftBank leader aims for technological singularity, meaning that moment when intelligent machines become smarter than human beings.
Previously, Google top engineer Ray Kurzweil, was quoted that “the singularity isn’t something to be feared.”
Kurzweil, perhaps, no one is as dedicated to making the singularity happen as much as Masayoshi Son.
The top leader of Japanese telecommunications giant recently spoke at the Future Investment Initiative held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he mentioned that the singularity might just happen in about 30 years, when artificial intelligence develops an IQ of 10,000 —and SoftBank’s invested $100 billion to build chips capable of such IQ levels.
As of now, the IQ standard suggest that beyond what’s considered average by human criteria, which is at 100, and even greater than a human genius with a 200 IQ.
“Singularity is the concept that [mankind’s] brain will be surpassed, this is the tipping point, crossing point, that artificial intelligence, computer intelligence surpass [mankind’s] brain and that is happening in this century for sure. I would say there is no more debate, no more doubt,” So said on Wednesday, according to CNBC.
Son’s deadline for the singularity is 2047, and it closely matches that of Kurzweil, who previously pegged it at 2045.
Through SoftBank, Son is intent to make the singularity happen. The company’s recent investments include funding some AI initiatives, like a partnership with IBM Watson, Fetch Robotics, and Honda, as well as the acquisition of U.K.-based chip manufacturer ARM.
“Thirty years from now, they are going to learn by themselves, they are maybe going to laugh at you and us,” Son told his audience.
“Today they look cute, they will stay cute, but they will be super smart.”
“If you have to envision, 10 years or 30 years later, at least some humans will have a better imagination than them. So, it’s not the end,” Son explained. “The power of the brain is no limit. The imagination that we can have has no limit. So we are also going to improve our imaginations and our feelings, gut feeling.”