“It’s A Good Thing That AI Could Replace 80% Of Jobs In Next Few Years” Says Expert

Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to replace 80 percent of human jobs in the next few years….but according to leading AI guru Ben Goertzel that’s a good thing.

Goertzel believes this is a positive move, as people can then go and find “better things to do with their life”

The 56 year old US-Brazilian mathematician, cognitive scientist and famed robot-creator is founder and chief executive of SingularityNET, a research group he launched to create “Artificial General Intelligence,” or AGI, artificial intelligence with human cognitive abilities.

Technocracy News reports: With his long hair and leopard-print cowboy hat, Goertzel was in provocateur mode last week at Web Summit in Rio de Janeiro, the world’s biggest annual technology conference, where he told AFP in an interview that AGI is just years away and spoke out against recent efforts to curb artificial intelligence research.

– As smart as humans? –

Q: How far are we from artificial intelligence with human cognitive abilities?

“If we want machines to really be as smart as people and to be as agile in dealing with the unknown, then they need to be able to take big leaps beyond their training and programming. And we’re not there yet. But I think there’s reason to believe we’re years rather than decades from getting there.”

– AI risk –

Q: What do you think of the debate around AI such as ChatGPT and its risks? Should there be a six-month research pause, as some people are advocating?

“I don’t think we should pause it because it’s like a dangerous superhuman AI… These are very interesting AI systems, but they’re not capable of becoming like human level general intelligences, because they can’t do complex multi-stage reasoning, like you need to do science. They can’t invent wild new things outside the scope of their training data.

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