Joichi Ito on 2015

This AI Prediction was made by Joichi Ito 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 Joichi Ito:

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Flycer’s explanation for better understanding:



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

That might sound extremely negative and defeatist, but I’m actually quite optimistic. I believe that the systems are quite adaptive and resilient and that whatever happens, beauty, happiness and fun will persist. Hopefully, human beings will have a role. My guess is that they will.


Flycer’s Secondary Explanation:

The author is optimistic despite the negative tone of their statement. They believe that beauty, happiness, and fun will continue to exist regardless of what happens. The author hopes that humans will play a role in this continuation.




Joichi Ito is a Japanese-American entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and technology expert. He was born on June 19, 1966, in Kyoto, Japan. Ito is widely recognized for his contributions to the development of the internet and his leadership in the tech industry.Ito’s interest in technology began at a young age, and he went on to study computer science and philosophy at Tufts University in Massachusetts. After graduation, he worked for several technology companies, including Apple Japan and Digital Garage, before founding his own venture capital firm, Neoteny, in 1999.In addition to his work in the tech industry, Ito is also a prominent advocate for open-source software and internet freedom. He has served on the boards of several organizations, including the Mozilla Foundation, Creative Commons, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.Ito’s contributions to the tech industry have been widely recognized, and he has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career. In 2011, he was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, and in 2019, he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, by the Japanese government for his contributions to the promotion of Japanese culture and the development of the internet.Today, Ito continues to be a leading voice in the tech industry, and he is actively involved in several initiatives aimed at promoting innovation and entrepreneurship around the world.