Under Kurzweil’s transhumanist vision of the future, AI promises us superhuman capabilities complete with heaven on earth and eternal life.
AI can appear smart when it generates a surprising result. But surprise does not equate to creativity.
Lady Ada Lovelace (1815–1852), daughter of the poet George Gordon, Lord Byron, was the first computer programmer.
As with early AI, the claims are inflated, unsupported, and the solutions do not scale to real world problems. Perhaps an EA “winter” is long overdue.
Beyond lies the unique realm of the human, no matter what addled things Stephen Hawking may say about computers “replacing” us.