Blay Whitby on 2007

This AI Prediction was made by Blay Whitby in 2007.


Predicted time for AGI / HLMI / transformative AI:

Quite a few AI researchers definitely believe that machine consciousness and machine emotions are realistic goals and some even predict them as only a decade or two away. Such predictions are based on their faith and optimism rather than on anything actually working at present, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be done.



Opinion about the Intelligence Explosion from Blay Whitby:



Flycer’s explanation for better understanding:



The future of humanity with AGI / HLMI / transformative AI:

Personally, I have doubts about the ethics of deliberately trying to build conscious or emotional machines. I also think we can build useful robots without worrying about them needing either consciousness or emotions.


Flycer’s Secondary Explanation:




Blay Whitby is a British philosopher and expert in artificial intelligence who has written extensively on the ethical and societal implications of AI. He has been a vocal critic of the hype surrounding AI, and has argued that many of the claims made about the technology are exaggerated or misleading. Whitby has also expressed concerns about the potential risks posed by superintelligent machines, and has called for greater public engagement and debate around the development of AI.






Keywords: AI, Consciousness, Emotions