From the Editor's Desk For all those wondering what all this blabbering about machines taking over humans is about, here's a rather long, but valuable primer on why Artificial Intelligence is something that deserves more of our attention. 3 fundamental points: Human progress has been exponential (think of the time durations between stone age to industrialization to the internet). It's about to get crazy exponential as we get closer to mimicking the human brain (some estimates say by 2030). With hardware (the limitation when it comes to the human brain) becoming cheaper faster and faster, along with self-learning software that becomes exponentially smarter, we are moving from ANI (Artificial Narrow Intelligence, eg: Siri, Google Search, the landing system on your flight) to AGI (Artificial General Intelligence - when computers have all-round intelligence like humans). This jump from ANI to AGI is tricky, and requires a significant increase in computational power. But again, exponential growth means AGI could creep in on us sooner than we think - Comment
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