Musk: AI will be smarter than the smartest human

15.04.2024 · people

Elon Musk is once again predicting the future in his own style. This time, on April 8th, he stated that artificial intelligence will soon surpass the level of the smartest humans. 


He forecasted that artificial intelligence surpassing human intelligence in capability would likely occur by next year, or at the latest by 2026.


Speaking in a comprehensive interview on X spaces, which was plagued by various technology issues, Musk also discussed with Norway wealth fund CEO Nicolai Tangen the limitations AI faces due to the availability of electricity. Additionally, he mentioned that the forthcoming iteration of Grok, the AI chatbot developed by his xAI startup, is slated to undergo training by May.


“If you define AGI (artificial general intelligence) as smarter than the smartest human, I think it’s probably next year, within two years,” Musk said when asked about the timeline for development of AGI.


It’s important to note that many of Musk’s predictions haven’t come to pass. One of the wealthiest people in the world stated as early as 2017 that autonomous cars would make up the majority of vehicles on the roads within a year. He repeated this in 2018, 2019, and 2020. However, in 2024, autonomous vehicles are only familiar to us from the streets of San Francisco and Phoenix.


Musk enjoys being a visionary, but in the meantime, he is becoming a controversial figure. His businesses are doing relatively well, although X has lost half of its value since Musk took it over.


Elon Musk’s increasingly strong ties to the far right stem from Musk’s changing position. He is no longer the rising star challenging giants in the automotive and aerospace industries.


He himself has become a giant, so efforts to combat climate change have ended, and instead, there’s a leaning towards forces promising low taxes for billionaires, minimal regulations, weak labor laws – things that will support the further growth of his industrial-media empire.



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