It’s no secret Mark Zuckerberg is pinning Facebook’s prospects on augmented reality – technology that overlays digital imagery onto the real world, like Snapchat’s signature camera filters. At this year’s F8 conference, taking place this week, Zuckerberg doubled down on the company’s ambitious 10-year master plan, which was first revealed in 2016. According to this timeline, Facebook expects to turn artificial intelligence, ubiquitous internet connectivity, and virtual and augmented reality into viable parts of its business over the next decade….
German computer scientist says artificial intelligence will surpass humans’ in 2050, enabling robots to have fun, fall in love – and colonize the galaxy. ‘By 2050, we will have AIs who are more intelligent than we are’ … Pepper, a humanoid robot. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg via Getty Images Jürgen Schmidhuber on the robot future: “they will pay as much attention to us as we do to ants” the GUARDIAN 18 April 2017