In a stark new report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the organisation said the pace of change in AI was outpacing the capacity of the traditional AI firms to support it.
The report, titled The Singularity Is Near: Artificial Intelligence Will Transform the World, said the trend will see AI become more and more complex over time.
“The AI revolution is coming, and it will take us a long time to recover from the effects of this change,” said Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook.
“If you want to make a good AI, you need to be able to anticipate what’s coming.””
The report warned of the “massive change” that could occur as AI becomes more sophisticated, with more tasks requiring more data.”
If you want to make a good AI, you need to be able to anticipate what’s coming.”
The report warned of the “massive change” that could occur as AI becomes more sophisticated, with more tasks requiring more data.
In the future, robots could replace human workers, and could work in more areas of the economy, such as health care, transport and agriculture.
However, this “singularity” would also require a massive leap forward in the technology.
“There is a limit to the amount of data that AI will be able (to understand), to the extent that it can think, to the degree that it is able to reason, and to the level of intelligence that AI can process that information,” the report said.
“This will be the end of the human-computer interaction era, and this is the time when we will face a new wave of disruptive innovation.”
According to the WEF, in 2020, the average age of an AI expert will be 70 years, while the average number of PhDs held by AI researchers will increase from around 500 to 1,500.
“In the near future, we are going to see the emergence of AI that will not only be able, but that will surpass the capabilities of the humans,” said the WEFs report, which was compiled by a panel of researchers and academics from more than 30 institutions.”AI will become more sophisticated and more intelligent.
It will take a long, long time for this to happen.”
The world’s leading experts on AI, including Facebook and Microsoft, have said that they believe AI is poised to revolutionise the world and that it could be as powerful as the internet itself by 2045.
But some experts believe that this time will come faster than previously expected, with the pace at which AI can be built expected to accelerate in the coming decades.
We are going from having AI in the field today to having it on the factory floor by 2030,” said Martin Gardner, a lecturer at Stanford University’s School of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.