Ray Kurzweil's Singularity Analysis

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Science-fiction films normally depict a future where artificial intelligence will replace human intelligence. The films illustrate how computers will have astonishing levels of intelligence unimaginable to humans. This prediction suggests that artificial intelligence with advanced capabilities will outperform human intelligence. In today’s industrial world, humans are surrounded by the most sophisticated of technologies running phones, banking, space, medical innovation, transport, telecommunication, utility power and even bombs. The annual doubling of computer performance indicates the advancement in its capabilities to exceed human intelligence. In fact, Ray Kurzweil has forecasted that 2029 may mark the tipping point, when machines will …show more content…
Artificial intelligence is presently superseding manpower and human capital in most industries. For instance, most of the works that used to be traditionally performed are now being achieved by intelligent machines. In the next few decades, artificial intelligence will replace the entire U.S. workforce in the form of high-intelligent machines. Futurist Ray Kurzweil through his “Singularity” concept has foretold an era around 2029, where computers will have elevated levels of consciousness, making them take over human operations. In a nutshell, his “prophecy” affirms that artificial intelligence will be heightened and developed in the near future, making machines more advanced than human intelligence. Artificial intelligence is progressively giving life to Silico-Magnetic Intelligence (SMI). Silico-Magnetic Intelligence is a combination of intelligent software and hardware from generic machine intelligence. The SMI is an example of advanced level of computers with superior potential that will replace workers in various professions. The first phase of SMI will be enrolled into the service sector. Pundits and futurists in the …show more content…
The advanced technologies that have been developed in the last five decades validate this claim. Futurists such as Ray Kurzweil famed for the ‘Singularity’ concept purports that computer consciousness will be elevated and surpass human intelligence. Consequently, it will be possible for the computers to perform hi-tech tasks and functions initially performed by humans. The Silico-Magnetic and the developments in Google are signs of artificial intelligence making its strides to substitute the human

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