Artificial Intelligence: Mankind’s Last Invention

This video posits that humans are on the verge of representing a minority of available knowledge, compared to the potential of superintelligent artificial intelligence.

Narrow AI is created to solve one task, such as playing games, speech recognition, suggesting songs or purchases, etc. It does this well.

Machine learning is an attempt to mimic the way humans learn: observation and gaining more experience and knowledge.

Neural networks take in info and provide an output. They are computing systems vaguely inspired by the biological neural networks that constitute animal brains. The neural network itself is not an algorithm, but rather a framework for many different machine learning algorithms to work together and process complex data inputs

Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is AI with more than a single purpose. It’s an attempt to mimic human intelligence. AGI is the intelligence of a machine that could successfully perform any intellectual task that a human being can. It is a primary goal of some artificial intelligence research and a common topic in science fiction and future studies.

Technological singularity refers to such an advance in AI that there is an explosion of new intelligence, which may not be understood by humans.

Superintelligent AI is different from software we know today, which we program and which follows our rules. With advanced AI, there’s a point where it doesn’t need humans.


Intelligence is more about making mistakes and acquiring knowledge and solving problems through that.

Wisdom is about applying the correct knowledge in the most efficient way. Wisdom is being able to see beyond the intelligence gained and being able to apply that to other things.

Superintelligent AI is the last invention mankind will make. Once it’s invented and it cannot be uninvented. It could be good or bad.

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