But could something like that scenario actually play out in our modern age? Is artificial intelligence anywhere near the level it would need to be to outsmart it’s creator? One prominent businessman thinks we are merely decades away from that very possibility.
“Within 30 years, artificial intelligence will be smarter than the human brain.
“That is according to Masayoshi Son, chief executive of SoftBank Group Corp., who says that supersmart robots will outnumber humans and more than a trillion objects will be connected to the internet within three decades.
“These beliefs underpin the wave of large and surprising deals the Japanese internet and telecommunications company has pulled off in the past year, he said Monday. These include starting a $100 billion technology-investment fund with a Saudi sovereign-wealth fund, buying British microprocessor designer ARM Holdings PLC for $32 billion and acquiring U.S. asset manager…