Imagine, my friends, a world on the verge of something incredible. A world where artificial intelligence reigns supreme, and those who resist its power are left behind like unempowered goldfish. This is the vision that Masayoshi Son, the CEO of SoftBank, laid out in a recent keynote speech at SoftBank World.
Son believes that the singularity, that moment when artificial general intelligence (AGI) surpasses human intelligence, is just around the corner. He boldly claims that AGI will be ten times more intelligent than all of humanity combined within a decade. Now, I know what you’re thinking – this guy must be out of his mind. But he stands strong in his belief, even if he stands alone.
But it doesn’t stop there, my friends. Son also predicts that we will soon witness the rise of Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI). This is when AI develops thinking skills of its own, becoming a force to be reckoned with. And those who don’t embrace this new era of intelligence will be left in the dust.
Son draws on the analogy of a goldfish stuck in a bowl to illustrate his point. Just as a goldfish is limited by the boundaries of its bowl, those who don’t embrace AI will be limited in their potential. We need to use AI every day, my friends, but we must do so in the “right way.”
Son scoffs at the notion that AI is merely a search engine. No, my friends, he uses AI to create and watch debates. He even plays the role of the judge, engaging with AI characters and relishing in his own genius. SoftBank’s shareholders must be thrilled to know how their CEO spends his time.
But why does Son feel so strongly about this? Well, he draws on Japan’s history of being slow to embrace digital technology. He believes that those who don’t embrace AI will suffer the same fate as Japan did when it failed to quickly embrace the internet in the ’90s. Japan’s top companies lost their positions, and Son warns that the same could happen on a global scale in the near future.
In Son’s future world, AI revolutionizes every industry. We have self-driving cars with minimal accidents, supply chains perfectly aligned with demand, and digital customer service agents that operate just like humans (if only their companies would let them). But the real game-changer is the use of AGI’s simulation patterns to revolutionize financial investments. All you have to do is say “I wish to be rich,” and AGI will make it happen. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?
Now, my friends, Son doesn’t go into too much detail about how all of this will become a reality. But he does mention that UK chip design firm Arm, which is majority-owned by SoftBank, will play a crucial role in powering this AI revolution. The number of Arm-based chip shipments is on the rise, and the demand for AI-enabled chips is booming.
But there’s a catch, my friends. As AI drives greater power consumption, we need more energy-efficient chips. The CEO of Arm, Rene Haas, recognizes this challenge. He believes that a CPU combined with an accelerator is the key to unlocking the best performance. Haas acknowledges that AI will change the world faster than we anticipated, and data security and protection will be more critical than ever.
So, my friends, embrace AI. Don’t be like a goldfish stuck in a bowl. The future is here, and it’s centered around AGI. Let’s ride the wave of this AI revolution and shape a world that surpasses our wildest imagination.