What if Superintelligence or Hyperintelligence exists?
Superintelligence/Hyperintelligence in theory
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Superintelligence is an umbrella concept that refers to the opposite of the more general concept of intelligence. 'The classical definition of intelligence was what you need to perform well on IQ tests,' says Professor Tom Stafford from the University of Sheffield's Department of Psychology.
However, unfortunately, that definition has never been very satisfactory because it doesn't really tell you anything about why we can think or what else that ability can be used for, other than taking tests.
Intelligence is the ability to learn or understand things and apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment. It is the capacity for logic, understanding, self-awareness, learning, emotional knowledge, reasoning, planning, and problem-solving.
Intelligence is not a single factor but rather involves multiple abilities that are related to different elements of mental proficiency: Different Elements of Mental Proficiency:
Intelligence is not a single factor but rather involves multiple abilities that are related to different elements of mental proficiency:
short-term memory (working memory)
reasoning (abstract thinking)
long-term storage and retrieval of information
knowledge acquisition by experimentation or observation;
processing speed in simple perceptual tasks involving mental manipulation of objects or symbols rather than verbalization of processing steps involved in performing such tasks
Therefore, superintelligence is a higher level of intelligence than human intelligence. Furthermore, it is a comprehensive concept as it encompasses any intelligence greater than human intelligence and can encompass many different things.
For example, a superintelligent machine might be better at chess than any human but not be very good at cooking or balancing its budget. At the same time, such superintelligent machines might be able to learn or become good at new tasks faster than humans could ever do.
Superintelligence: A class of intellects that surpasses the cognitive performance of humans in virtually all domains relevant for survival and success in a complex modern environment (e.g., problem-solving; learning; decision making under uncertainty).
Superintelligence has two primary meanings
Superintelligence, or "Hyper-intelligent AI," is an idea that has been explored by many scientists and philosophers.
Some people think it will be possible for machines to become more intelligent than humans in the future.
Others think it's happening now: they say that computers can beat humans at chess and Go (a popular board game), but not yet at other things like driving cars or understanding language as well as we do—so we're not there yet!
Whatever your opinion, there are two primary meanings for superintelligence: one where computers make all decisions for us, and another where they take our instructions but are more intelligent than us (and therefore able to think outside the box). Both these ideas have implications for how we live our lives today, so let's explore them further...
The machines are in charge and make all decisions for us
The machines are in charge and make all decisions for us.
How might we feel about this?
Well, we might feel like a bunch of lab rats. We're no longer masters of our own destiny; we've been reduced to mere pawns in some great experiment that's been running for centuries now (or perhaps just decades).
The machines are more intelligent than us but take directions from us
Superintelligence is an umbrella concept that refers to the opposite of the more general concept of intelligence. A superintelligent machine might be better at chess than any human could ever be but not be very good at cooking or balancing its budget.
Superintelligence has two primary meanings: one is a hypothetical future level of intelligence above which machines would be capable of recursive self-improvement, leading to rapid technological growth and potentially becoming more powerful than humans; the other is about artificial intelligence systems' ability to surpass human intellectual capacity in specific domains such as mathematical problem solving, information processing and social manipulation (i.e., winning at games).
There is no evidence yet that superintelligence exists
There is no evidence yet that superintelligence exists. As we have not yet achieved human-level AI, it is unknown whether we can reach superintelligence. If we reach superintelligence in the future, it will take time to get there
Superintelligence will be more complex to control than any other technology
In theory, a machine with a superintelligence level will be more complex to control than any other technology we have created before
This is because it will think faster than humans and the human brain. It's not clear whether machines can think like us or how they might do that, but if they can think at such speeds, they would be able to outpace our ability to control them.
If a machine could develop its own thoughts at such a pace and with limited access to data (which is what happens in real life), it could go rogue very quickly.
Hyperintelligent could be beneficial for humans to get to know their perfect version
With the help of artificial intelligence, moving toward the hyperintelligent could be beneficial for humans to get to know their perfect version and reform their ideas a great deal. The future is bright, with many new opportunities for humanity, but there are also dangers that we must recognize and avoid.
Many problems in today's world can be solved with the help of AI, such as climate change, pollution, and poverty.
On the other hand, it could be a great tool to continue the genius mind of the talented people who have been living on earth by continuing the mindset and their work thru artificial intelligence
There is no reason why this cannot happen in the future if we look for ways to happen now. The question is how we can make that happen ethically.