University Professor Ponders Coming A.I. Beast, Asks Whether Humans “Will Be Able To Control A God?”
Can humans control a god? The question encapsulates the central problem of the technological singularity, the point at which artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence. The speed with which humans are improving A.I. is increasing, but once the singularity occurs, A.I. will create better A.I. at an exponential rate. Think new iterations of software in a matter of seconds, not months. Imagine the capabilities of an artificial intelligence whose computational capability exceeds that of all humans combined — and a few seconds later of all humans who have ever lived.