Claude Shannon on 1987

This AI Prediction was made by Claude Shannon in 1987.


Predicted time for AGI / HLMI / transformative AI:




Opinion about the Intelligence Explosion from Claude Shannon:



Flycer’s explanation for better understanding:




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

I visualise a time when we will be to robots what dogs are to humans. And I’m rooting for the machines


Flycer’s Secondary Explanation:

Humans and robots will have a relationship similar to that of humans and dogs. This future is something to look forward to. Machines will be the beneficiaries of this relationship.




Claude Shannon was an American mathematician, electrical engineer, and cryptographer who is widely recognized as the “father of information theory.” He is best known for his foundational work in digital circuit design theory, which laid the groundwork for modern digital computing. Shannon is also credited with introducing the binary system of communication, which revolutionized the way information is transmitted and processed.









Keywords: Robots, Humans, Machines