Eric Hahn on 2008

This AI Prediction was made by Eric Hahn in 2008.


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)



Opinion about the Intelligence Explosion from Eric Hahn:



Flycer’s explanation for better understanding:

1. Singularity is the point at which artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence.2. It is predicted that this will occur within the next 70 years.3. Singularity will have a major impact on the way humans live and interact with technology.



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

[The ramifications will be] less than is often contemplated. I think they will be more along the lines of what happened during the prior ‘revolutions’ (agricultural, industrial, information age, etc.), that is, incremental, albeit dramatic, changes to humanity.


Flycer’s Secondary Explanation:

1. The ramifications of the current technological revolution will be less drastic than often thought.2. The changes will be more incremental, similar to those seen in past revolutions.3. These changes will still be dramatic, however, and will have a significant impact on humanity.




Eric Hahn: Eric Hahn is an American entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is known for his work as the co-founder and former CEO of Ariba, Inc., a business-to-business e-commerce company. Hahn is also a founding partner of Inventures Group, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology startups.









Keywords: Singularity, Revolutions, Humanity