Epilogue: What’s next?


What’s next?

Hopefully this book has equipped you to differentiate from, rather than compete with, AI. Or at least to differentiate from the artificial narrow intelligence (ANI) we face in the foreseeable future. However, what’s coming next? There’ve been countless apocalyptic headlines about artificial superintelligence (ASI). The moment ASI turns up has become known as the ‘technological singularity’. In this scenario, an AI enters a self-improvement learning cycle. Somehow, it produces a new and more intelligent version of itself at lightning speed. When it reaches ASI-level, we humans appear a bit thick by comparison. Imagine how we view cattle, dogs and cats: cute, potentially useful, but ...

Get The Human Edge now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.