Sean Carroll on 2015

This AI Prediction was made by Sean Carroll 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 Sean Carroll:

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Flycer’s explanation for better understanding:



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

The way we think and act in the world is changing in profound ways, with the help of computers and the way we connect with them. It will be up to us to use our new capabilities wisely.


Flycer’s Secondary Explanation:

Computers and our connection with them are causing significant changes in the way we think and act in the world. These changes are profound and require us to use our new capabilities wisely. It is our responsibility to make the most of these changes.




Sean Carroll is a renowned physicist, author, and speaker who has made significant contributions to the field of theoretical physics. He was born on October 5, 1966, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and grew up in the United States. Carroll received his Bachelor of Science degree in astronomy and physics from Villanova University in 1988 and his Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics from Harvard University in 1993.Carroll’s research focuses on the foundations of quantum mechanics, the arrow of time, and the nature of dark matter and dark energy. He has published numerous papers in prestigious scientific journals and has received several awards for his work, including the Andrew Gemant Award from the American Institute of Physics and the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award.In addition to his research, Carroll is also a prolific writer and communicator of science. He has authored several popular science books, including “The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself” and “Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime.” He is also a frequent contributor to popular science publications and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs.Carroll is currently a research professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology and is a member of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.