This AI Prediction was made by Yoseph Bar-Cohen, David Hanson in 2009.
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)
We may possibly find in a mere 20 years or so that the fiction of robots has actually transformed into the true evolutionary progeny of the human species.
Opinion about the Intelligence Explosion from Yoseph Bar-Cohen, David Hanson:
Flycer’s explanation for better understanding:
Robots are becoming increasingly advanced and may soon evolve to become the evolutionary successors of humans. In the near future, robots may become a reality rather than a fiction. In as little as 20 years, robots may become a part of everyday life.
The future of humanity with AGI / HLMI / transformative AI:
Although we may still be many years away from the science fiction robots that are portrayed, there are some big issues that will need to be addressed as robots evolve. Efforts are underway already by robotic researchers to study the possible issues and to find ways to address them by establishing codes of ethics, guidelines and algorithms for ethical robot behavior, and friendly artificial intelligence (AI) to be used to control the operation of robots. […] Specifically, efforts are being made to define boundaries for human-robot interactions before super-intelligent robots become capable beyond our control.
Flycer’s Secondary Explanation:
Robotic researchers are working to address potential issues with robots by establishing codes of ethics, guidelines, and algorithms for ethical robot behavior. They are also attempting to define boundaries for human-robot interactions before robots become too powerful. These efforts are being made to ensure that robots remain under our control.
Yoseph Bar-Cohen and David Hanson are both roboticists who have worked extensively on the development of humanoid robots. Bar-Cohen is a senior research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and has focused on the use of robots in space exploration. Hanson is the founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics and has created several highly advanced humanoid robots, including Sophia, who has become a media sensation.
Keywords: robots, ethics, AI