- OpenAI cofounder thinks humans could become “part AI” in the future
- But he’s not sure if he’d personally go for it
- Elon Musk’s Neuralink aims for a similar goal, but its feasibility is uncertain
So check this out: the OpenAI chief scientist, Ilya Sutskever, has been talking about the possibility of humans merging with AI down the line. He believes that as superintelligent AI starts to dominate the scene, merging with AI could be a way for us humans to keep up and stay relevant. However, he’s not entirely sold on the idea for himself. He ponders whether there will even be space for humans in a world filled with superior AI. The dude has some serious existential questions!
Sutskever is involved in OpenAI’s “superalignment” project, which aims to develop safeguards against rogue AI. But he’s also pondering on how we can match up to AI that’s way more intelligent than us. That’s where he throws in the idea of human augmentation. According to him, some daring adventurers may choose to merge with AI, but he’s not sure if others will follow suit. It’s a seriously mind-bending prospect!
Now, let me tell you, Sutskever isn’t the only one who’s fantasizing about humans and AI joining forces. Elon Musk, with his company Neuralink, is all about creating a fusion of human intelligence with AI. The man wants to achieve a symbiotic relationship with artificial intelligence so that we don’t get left behind by superintelligent machines. But let me warn you, Neuralink is still a long way from making that vision a reality. There have even been some disturbing claims about the fate of monkeys involved in their experiments. Yikes!
Unfortunately, Insider couldn’t reach OpenAI for comment on this matter. They must’ve been busy brainstorming the future of humanity or something.
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