Humans Will Be Able to Fall in Love with Computers Soon | Artificial intelligence
Speaking at the Exponential Finance conference in New York last week, he claimed technology will be capable of emotional interaction.
“When I say about human levels, I’m talking about emotional intelligence. The ability to tell a joke, to be funny, to be romantic, to be loving, to be sexy, that is the cutting edge of human intelligence, that is not a sideshow.”
Mr Kurzweil claimed Her was a very realistic depiction of what can be achieved.
It may not be a comforting thought to people who have seen Joaquin Phoenix’s character’s soul-crushing attempt to escape his loneliness with Siri-like program voiced by Scarlett Johansson.
Credited with inventing the world’s first flat-bed scanners and text-to-speech synthesisers, Mr Kurzweil is perhaps most famous for his theory of “the singularity” – a point in the future where humans and machines will converge.