Clive Sinclair on 2014

This AI Prediction was made by Clive Sinclair in 2014.


Predicted time for AGI / HLMI / transformative AI:

(Hover for explanation)Types of advanced artificial intelligence: AGI (AI that can perform many tasks at a human-level), HLMI (more advanced AI that surpasses human intelligence in specific areas), and Transformative AI (AI that could significantly impact society and the world)

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Opinion about the Intelligence Explosion from Clive Sinclair:

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Flycer’s explanation for better understanding:

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

Once you start to make machines that are rivalling and surpassing humans with intelligence it’s going to be very difficult for us to survive – I agree with him entirely. I don’t necessarily think it’s a bad thing. It’s just an inevitability.


Flycer’s Secondary Explanation:

The author agrees that once machines surpass human intelligence, it will be difficult for humans to survive. However, they do not see it as a negative thing, but rather an inevitability.




Clive Sinclair was a British inventor, entrepreneur, and visionary who made significant contributions to the fields of computing, electronics, and transportation. Born in London in 1940, Sinclair showed an early interest in science and technology, and went on to study mathematics and physics at the University of Cambridge.In the 1960s, Sinclair founded Sinclair Radionics, a company that produced a range of innovative electronic products, including calculators, radios, and digital watches. However, it was his development of the Sinclair ZX80 and ZX81 computers in the 1980s that cemented his reputation as a pioneer in the field of home computing. These affordable and easy-to-use machines helped to popularize computing in the UK and beyond, and paved the way for the personal computer revolution.Sinclair’s interests were not limited to computing, however. He also had a passion for transportation, and in the 1980s he founded Sinclair Vehicles, a company that produced the Sinclair C5, an electrically-powered tricycle that was ahead of its time. Although the C5 was not a commercial success, it demonstrated Sinclair’s willingness to take risks and push boundaries.Throughout his career, Sinclair was known for his innovative and sometimes controversial ideas, as well as his commitment to making technology accessible to the masses. He was awarded numerous honors for his contributions to science and technology, including a knighthood in 1983. Sinclair passed away in 2021, leaving behind a legacy of innovation and creativity that continues to inspire future generations.









Keywords: machines, intelligence, survive