Full-fledged artificial intellect may be created by 2029 - Ray Kurzweil

Full-fledged artificial intellect may be created by 2029 - Ray Kurzweil
14 September 2018

The creation of artificial intellect that would be comparable in its capacity to the human intellect is possible before 2029, thinks inventor, author, futurist Ray Kurzweil.

“There are two aspects: hardware and software … Processors have already the capacity that is equivalent to 100 thousand human brains. As for the software, there is also the wonderful progress in solution of key issues. I believe that by 2029, creation of the full-fledged artificial intellect may be expected”, he said at the 15th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting themed “The Next Generation of Everything” and organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

Ray Kurzweil added that the artificial intellect will not be something detached from a human, but it will be an extension and a complement to the human brain.

“These are not some extraterrestrials or aliens from Mars, it will be our extension… We will just merge”, the inventor said.

According to Ray Kurzweil, the human life may be prolonged, and the capacity of the brain may be much extended thanks to the use of artificial intellect.

Also, the inventor believes that thanks to the new technologies, such common domains of life will get automated in the near future as agriculture: it will become possible to use up to 90% of soils that are not cultivated now.

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John Tefft
John Tefft
Ambassador to Ukraine (2009-2013), 15th YES Annual Meeting, 2018
«Russia still has to become a modern nation. It still hasn’t made the fundamental decisions to determine whether it’s going to be a part of the international community or whether it’s going to try to be an imperial power and attack its neighbors, and take their land.»