We all know that technology and artificial intelligence is leading us to places we could not have imagined, even ten years ago. Many people have abundant opinions as to where our future reality lies. From Stephen Hawking to Elon Musk, opinions have been heard. Here are just some of those regarding AI and the future. These are some of them as Forbes and others have recorded.
"Artificial intelligence would be the ultimate version of Google. The ultimate search engine that would understand everything on the web. It would understand exactly what you wanted, and it would give you the right thing. We're nowhere near doing that now. However, we can get incrementally closer to that, and that is basically what we work on." — Larry Page
"The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race…. It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn't compete, and would be superseded." — Stephen Hawking told the BBC
"I’m increasingly inclined to think that there should be some regulatory oversight, maybe at the national and international level, just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish. I mean with artificial intelligence we’re summoning the demon." — Elon Musk warned at MIT’s AeroAstro Centennial Symposium
"We must address, individually and collectively, moral and ethical issues raised by cutting-edge research in artificial intelligence and biotechnology, which will enable significant life extension, designer babies, and memory extraction." — Klaus Schwab
"Before we work on artificial intelligence why don’t we do something about natural stupidity?" —Steve Polyak
"Automation is no longer just a problem for those working in manufacturing. Physical labor was replaced by robots; mental labor is going to be replaced by AI and software." - Andrew Yang
"I think that, hundreds of years from now, if people invent a technology that we haven't heard of yet, maybe a computer could turn evil. But the future is so uncertain. I don't know what's going to happen five years from now. The reason I say that I don't worry about AI turning evil is the same reason I don't worry about overpopulation on Mars." - Andrew Ng
These are a range of options, from the vision that AI could turn harmful to the thought that we should not worry; you can decide for yourself.