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Singularity 2045: Will Man Become Immortal Thanks To Artificial Intelligence?

First Posted: Dec 02, 2016 03:36 AM EST
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Will humans become immortal in the future thanks to artificial intelligence?
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The world is fast approaching the time when humans and machines merge as one. The singularity movement aims to make humans immortal in the future through artificial intelligence (AI), but is it possible?

Founded by Russian billionaire Dmitry Itskov in 2011, the 2045 movement involves various specialists from the various fields of neural interfaces, robotics, artificial organs and systems. They all aim one thing -- make humans immortal by transferring a person's personality to a more advanced non-biological carrier. This would pave way for the extension or life to the point of immortality.

Immortal Or No Longer Needed?

However, when the time comes that computers are far more advanced and intelligent than humans, does this mean that people are no longer needed?

Various inventions today show how artificial intelligence can indeed make robots process information, learn and act on their own. In fact, there is no reason to think computers would stop getting more powerful. They could continue developing until they are far more intelligent than humans, Time reports.

On the other hand, computers can also help humans become immortal. There are various theories today that could predict the fate of humans in this world. Perhaps humans would merge with robots to become super-intelligent cyborgs or use computers to treat the effects of aging and prolong life span or maybe even pave way for immortality.

Singularity Could Happen Soon

Like how computers were just science fiction decades ago, singularity could become a reality sooner than humans expect it to be. With vast technological advancements happening across the globe today, it could become the life on Earth in the future.

If a man would someday become replaced with robots containing artificial intelligence, some activities that only humans could do today, can be done by robots in the future.

For instance, according to Deep House Amsterdam, singers and composers would no longer be needed to produce music. In fact, BPI held a conference on Nov. 24 where it introduced its take on artificial intelligence in the music industry.

Soon, the company claimed that computers could write music with feelings.

"We are entering an era of hyper-personalisation, in which consumers expect services tailored to their own tastes and preferences," Geoff Taylor, chief Executive of BPI and Brit Awards, said in a BPI report.

"Music is a fundamental expression of humanity, and humans will always want to use it to communicate their ideas and to connect to one another. AI is the latest in a stream of new technologies that the music business can use to enhance the connection between artist and fans. It's time to embrace music's smart future," he added.

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