Machines Will Be Smarter Than Humans Within 30 Years, SingularityNet's Founder Says

Ben Goertzel wants to make sure AI doesn’t wipe out humanity

Ben Goertzel gives us roughly five to 30 years before machines are smarter than humans. And he’d know. When Goertzel says he is creating benevolent, decentralized artificial general intelligence (AGI), he means he’s working on machines that will be more rational, compassionate and broad-minded than their human counterparts in order to eventually help regulate society—and potentially even solve some of the problems we haven’t been able to fix ourselves.

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This story first appeared in the March 18, 2019, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.