Scientist: Singularity Approaches in Years, Not Decades

by Mayniaga

As artificial intelligence progresses, an AI expert predicts that AI will soon outpace human control.

Previously, experts had predicted that the arrival of technological singularity was decades away before generative AI's widespread acceptance.

suggests that the advent of artificial general intelligence (AGI) is closer, estimating it to be a matter of years, not decades.

Amidst rising competition from tech giants such as Microsoft, Google, and Elon Musk's xAI, Ben Goertzel, CEO of AI and blockchain developer SingularityNET,

Goertzel shared with Decrypt.

"In my view, we're looking at a timeline of three to eight years, particularly due to significant advancements in large language models such as Meta's Llama2 and OpenAI's GPT-4,"

Goertzel underscored the primary driver behind AI advancements, attributing it to human restlessness propelling technological progress and catalyzing major transformations.

Factors Driving AI Advancements

However, recent progress in this field has been accelerated by a range of different motives.

The AI concept originally received funding from the US military in the '50s, primarily as a prospective tool for national defense.

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