According to AI Multiple, most experts agree that the singularity or some form of artificial intelligence that achieves human-level consciousness in a machine will eventually happen at some point in the future – although experts agree that it won’t. probably not any time soon. However, these days, the greatest minds of humanity are on the other side of the fence when it comes to the impact this will have on humanity and our world, and for good reason.
In 2018, The New York Times reported on the conflicting opinions of tech billionaires Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg. According to Musk, creating machines smarter than humans is dangerous because they could potentially turn against us. In fact, the Tesla and SpaceX founder warned his peers against creating technology they couldn’t control. On the other hand, Meta founder Zuckerberg believes that the reality of the matter is probably not so alarming.
While there’s no real way to determine what effect sentient AI would have on humans, it’s not impossible that it could advance the next stage of human evolution. In a Discover article, evolutionary biologist Scott Solomon argues that natural selection isn’t always about survival and could be reflected in reproduction. Through a combination of improved technologies and culture shifts, the introduction of sentient AI could even change the way humans view attractive partners and when we bear children.