Machines will achieve human-level artificial intelligence by 2029, a leading US inventor has predicted.
Humanity is on the brink of advances that will see tiny robots implanted in people’s brains to make them more intelligent, said Ray Kurzweil. The engineer believes machines and humans will eventually merge through devices implanted in the body to boost intelligence and health.
“It’s really part of our civilisation,” Mr Kurzweil explained.
“But that’s not going to be an alien invasion of intelligent machines to displace us.”
Machines were already doing hundreds of things humans used to do, at human levels of intelligence or better, in many different areas, he said.
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The Genome project has given us a true understanding of our biological molecular structure, this with the knowledge that within 10 – 15 years we will have a similar comprehensive knowledge of our brain’s workings added to the belief that around the year 2020 computers will be processing at the speed of the human brain, makes many of these supposed fanciful ideas not all that fanciful, or supposed.