Here is what Vishen had to say:
“Key insight: by 2029 we will have non-biological consciousness that passes the Turing Test. "And we will merge with this intelligence to make ourselves more capable." Thus in a way, the next biggest leap in human beings since 2 million years ago, when we evolved the neocortex, is happening in the next 13 years. Note Ray's predictions have an 86% accuracy rate. Of 147 predictions over the last few decades 100+ happened to the year or month Ray predicted. Which means, get ready for AI.”
This is what Ray said to clarify what he meant by "AI passing the Turing test in 2029":
“By 2029 we will have AI that is not only smarter than us, but can also display empathy, emotions of love and even creativity. We can program this AI to even bring back the personalities of people who passed away……. But it won't stop there.
By 2045 we will be able to 'merge' with this AI and thus become a billion times smarter.
I still find the idea a little incredulous, but if it's true we're about to experience the greatest shift in the definition of "human being" in the history of our species.
What fascinates me most is the idea of AI with empathy. AI with pure knowledge we already have - IBM Watson. But empathy is the missing ingredient. Bill Bullard said: “Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge… is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding.”
If AI is getting there by 2029, the world is in for a massive positive shift. Our politics, our relationships and lovers, our feelings towards ourselves and others, will all enter a new age.”
Wow, something to really think about! If it happens, which seems inevitable, it will redefine the very core of being human. Mankind’s biggest leap ever. Exciting and mind-boggling at the same time. How do you feel about such change?
Vishen Lakhiani is the founder and CEO of Mindvalley, a company specializing in innovation in education by introducing mindfulness and personal development into global education and perpetual learning. He is an entrepreneur, education technology innovator, speaker, investor and philanthropist.
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