Ian Pearson, a futurist and A.I.
expert, recently stated that artificial intelligence will be “billion of times” smarter than humans and people may need to somehow merge with computers to survive.
CNBC reports that speaking on a panel organized by CNBC at the World Government Summit in Dubai, Ian Pearson of Futurizon commented on the issues that may arise around artificial intelligence.
“The fact is that AI can go further than humans, it could be billions of times smarter than humans at this point,” said Pearson.
Pearson’s comments echo that of Tesla CEO Elon Musk who discussed the same topic at the World Government Summit in 2017 where he stated, “Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence.” Musk continued, “It’s mostly about the bandwidth, the speed of the connection between your brain and the digital version of yourself, particularly output.” Musk has since founded a startup company called Neuralink which aims to explore linking human brains to computers.