singularity: the moment in which artificial intelligence becomes smarter than humans and transforms society
Will Robots Reduce Human Population?
The world’s population is growing. The UN expects it to reach 8.5 billion in 2030. They say it will reach up to 9.7 billion in 2050 and peak at 10.4 billion during the 2080s. However, the growth is slowing down due to fewer babies being born in richer countries. A study by the University of Washington suggests that by 2100, there will only be about 8.8 billion people on Earth. Others believe the singularity could speed up the decline. As artificial intelligence becomes more advanced, perhaps robots will not want to keep so many humans around.
1. Many experts predict that the singularity could happen in the next few decades.
2. Some scientists argue that the singularity may not be possible, while others believe it is inevitable.
3. Many science fiction stories explore the concept of the singularity and its potential outcomes.