Exploring the Possibility of Superintelligence: A Look at Nick Bostrom’s Views on A.I. Advancement
How intelligent can A.I. become?
Since the 1940s when computers were invented, people have been eagerly awaiting machines that could match general human intelligence. In other words, a machine that possesses common sense and an effective ability to learn, reason, and plan to meet complex information-processing challenges across a wide range of natural as well as abstract domains, would qualify as having a human-level machine intelligence. Our machines are currently far behind humans in terms of general intelligence. According to Nick Bostrom, a philosopher at the University of Oxford there are a number of pathways that can lead to machines with human-level intelligence. These include whole brain emulation and biological cognition. Artificial intelligence, networks, and organizations, along with human-machine interactions, could also be used. It would be only a matter time before superhuman-level intelligence in machines, or superintelligence, is achieved. What exactly is meant by \”superintelligence\”? Are there different types of superintelligence our A.I.s will be able to achieve in the future? Take a look at Nick Bostrom’s views on this topic!
Nick Bostrom, in his book ‘Superintelligence,’ defines’superintelligence as intellects that outperform current best minds across a wide range of cognitive domains. So, in theory, a super intelligent intellect would be able to surpass the best minds in every field including science, philosophy and arts.