The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence
As Tim Urban mentioned in the article, the road to superintelligence will speed up at a much faster exponential growth than we usually think.We are now standing at an edge of superintelligence evolution, where more advanced artificial intelligence will be within our reach shortly. In the IT show: The person of interest, the machine has he ability to watch people’s behaviors and tell who is a perpetrator or a victim in a crime. And Finch, the father of the machine is trying to teach it moral disciplines during decision making. In the third season, the machine even evolved to the ability to update and evolve by itself, which led to several times of mission interfere by Finch. The highly involved Artificial Superintelligence is dangerous, as it could be used by dark power or even without human control. Haha, anyway, it is just a fiction, and we are still having a long road to get there.
Artificial Intelligence could have three stages of evolution: Artificial Narrow Intelligence, Artificial General Intelligence, and Artificial Superintelligence. Artificial Narrow Intelligence refers to AI that specialized in one area, a chess playing robot, such as Google AlphaGo, Google search, which are the intelligence that very durable and has stronger ability to do calculating than the human brain. Artificial General Intelligence could be referred as a human-level intelligence that as smart as a human cross the board- a machine that can perform any intellectual tasks as a human being can.Artificial Superintelligence refers to an intellect that is much smarter than the best human brains in practically every field, including scientific creativity, general wisdom, and social skills.
We are now at the first stage of superintelligence, Artificial Narrow Intelligence. To get to the second stage, we need increasing computational power have the brain’s raw computing capacity and make it smart. Artificial General Intelligence is referred as a human-level intelligence; it could have a lot of advantages over us, such as the speed to calculate, the size of the storage, the reliability, and durability.
As the very fast developing speed, we should not underestimate artificial intelligence even if it is now totally young and within our control. As the author speculates, there may be an intelligence explosion in the future we the stage of Artificial intelligence reaches the third level: Artificial Superintelligence.
To my point of view, the door opens to the artificial superintelligence need a key. Human brain is not a machine, the diference between a human brain and a machine is that human has emotional diffusing thinking. When we need to output our thinking we try to retrieve the logic bring us to the point of results.Human beings try to use language, and logic to output, explain the thinking model and determine process behind, and input the signal to another machine or being, which is just like turning the analog signal into the digital signal, we will lose a lot of information in it. There is an interesting unconscious awareness “six sense” that often lead us to a decision and our movement. The way to interpret the “six sense” without losing information during the process is our key.