Machines to take over humans by 2045: Physicist

Physicist Louis Del Monte has warned that humans would not be able to retain the tag of the top species on Earth after 30 years.

Last Updated: Jul 07, 2014, 16:13 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Melbourne: Physicist Louis Del Monte has warned that humans would not be able to retain the tag of the top species on Earth after 30 years.

Del Monte, author of the Artificial Intelligence Revolution, believes that the new artificial intelligence (AI) technology will overtake humans in near future, threatening the survival of the mankind.

“Today there`s no legislation regarding how much interconnected and intelligent the machines could be and if this exponential trend kept on going, then many experts have predicted that they would reach the singularity in the time frame,” Del Monte told Business Insider.
They have also started to learn self-preservation, which was an implication, regardless of the point to whether or not they`re conscious and that could mean that humans would no longer be the top species, but machines would take their place, he further added.

As machines have already become a major part of our lives, with artificial limbs replacing our own, the physicist alleged that they would become cyborgs, part human and part machine and the technology would pose a grave threat to the survival of humankind.

Del Monte was concerned that the future might come down to man versus machine, when machines would become more intelligent than humans and that machines, like robots, might view humans as unpredictable and dangerous.

(With Agency Inputs)