Jessica L. Tracy & Kristin Laurin on 2015

This AI Prediction was made by Jessica L. Tracy & Kristin Laurin in 2015.


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 Jessica L. Tracy & Kristin Laurin:

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Flycer’s explanation for better understanding:



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

Self-awareness might motivate machines to protect, or at least not harm, a species that, despite being several orders of magnitude less intelligent than them, shares the thing that makes them care about who they are. Of course, it’s questionable whether we can hold out greater hope for the empathy of super-smart machines than what we currently see in many humans.


Flycer’s Secondary Explanation:

Self-aware machines may be motivated to protect or avoid harming humans due to a shared sense of identity. However, it is uncertain if machines will exhibit greater empathy than humans. The level of empathy in machines is still a matter of debate.




Jessica L. Tracy and Kristin Laurin are two accomplished scholars who have made significant contributions to the fields of psychology and social psychology. Jessica L. Tracy is a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, where she also serves as the director of the Emotion and Self Lab. Her research focuses on the study of emotions, particularly pride and shame, and how they relate to social behavior and personality. She has published numerous articles in top-tier academic journals and has received several awards for her work, including the prestigious Early Career Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.Kristin Laurin is an associate professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, where she also directs the Social Identity and Morality Lab. Her research explores the intersection of social identity, morality, and decision-making, with a particular emphasis on how people’s beliefs and values influence their behavior. She has published extensively in leading academic journals and has received several awards for her research, including the Early Career Award from the International Society for Self and Identity.Together, Tracy and Laurin have collaborated on several research projects, including studies on the role of moral conviction in political attitudes and the relationship between social identity and moral decision-making. Their work has been widely cited and has had a significant impact on the field of social psychology.









Keywords: Self-awareness, machines, empathy.