While computers relay information at "a trillion bits per second", humans - who mostly communicate by typing via a mobile device - can do so at about 10 bits per second. He brought up the idea of neural lace - where the human mind is connected to a computer, essentially - as a way to keep people relevant, but even with a "science-fiction solution", most jobs are eventually going to be performed better by a robot.
POSH MILK FLOAT DESIGNER float designer and sage/loon (delete where appropriate) Elon Musk has been word-spewing again, this time on the inevitability of the human race becoming cyborgs. While he is in the event, he stated the need of a closer merge of biological intelligence and the digital intelligence. "So realistic", he said, that "you won't be able to tell the difference between that game and reality as you know it".
We don't want to become useless when artificial intelligence is everywhere, Musk says, so there's just one choice: Become the Borg.
To compound his point further he added that the most immediate impact AI will have (tech-wise) is from truly autonomous vehicles, which, of course, his company is developing. "Tesla cars that are manufactured today are equipped with the sensor system that is needed to support full autonomy, and we strongly think that enough computer power is also necessary for it to be safer than a person", Musk said.
During his talk, Musk touched upon his fear of "deep AI" which goes beyond driverless cars to what he called "artificial general intelligence".
As for the distant future, Musk said that what we predict right now won't look much like what actually happens 50 years from now.
Despite a state-of-the art metro, many people in Dubai and across the energy-rich Gulf region prefer to get around in SUVs or other luxury cars known to burn a lot of petrol. Musk responded, "In fact I think it might be the single largest employer of people". Driving in various forms.
According to Musk, this is important because communication is going to be the deciding factor when it comes to supremacy between machines and their original creators. "So we need to figure out new roles for what do those people do, but it will be very disruptive and very quick", Musk said. However, the existential problems that come from a world with few workers will be harder to solve, Musk said. "I don't think we're going to have a choice", said Musk, adding that there will be "fewer and fewer jobs that a robot can not do better".