Elon Musk’s latest prediction that AI will outsmart humans in less than 5 years is a bold re-reckoning that envisions humans becoming cyborgs, and machines taking on super-human qualities. Things, Musk tells us, will get “unstable or weird”.
For many, this is still the stuff of sci-fi. There are no signs that AI, in its broadest sense, comes close to human sentience and capability. When we talk about the power of AI, it’s more helpful to consider the specific use cases and sectors where it will, undoubtedly, have a transformative effect. And the one area where the future is now.