Google can control EVERY device on the planet, – Android inventor Andy Rubin
- Rubin’s fund is putting money into a quantum computing firm
- He believes quantum computing and AI could complement one another
- He says that AI could become a new foundational basis for the internet
- This would yield a conscious intelligence that would control every gadget
Artificial intelligence can now cook you a meal, chat to you on your phone, and beat you in a game of rock, paper, scissors.
But Andy Rubin, who co-founded Android, believes that AI in the future will go one step further – being so powerful that it underpins every connected device.
Mr Rubin said a combination of quantum computing and AI advancements could yield a conscious intelligence that would control every internet-enabled gadget.
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Andy Rubin, who co-founded Android, believes that AI in the future will go one step further – being so powerful that it underpins every connected device
FIVE JOBS AT RISK FROM ROBOTS
According to recent studies, certain jobs are already at risk of being replaced by automated workers.
Accountants are 99 per cent likely to lose their jobs to machines.
Umpires and referees have a 98.3 per cent chance of being automated.
Waiters and waitress are 93.7 per cent likely to be replaced by machines.
Legal assistants and paralegals have a 94.5 per cent chance of being automated.
Fashion models are 97.6 per cent likely to lose the lime light because of robots.
Speaking at Bloomberg’s Tech Conference in San Francisco, Mr Rubin said: ‘If you have computing that is as powerful as this could be, you might only need one.
‘It might not be something you carry around; it just has to be conscious.’
While Mr Rubin’s claims are currently theoretical, his investment fund, Playground Global, is investing $300 million in companies trying to make this future of AI a reality.
One of the companies his fund is investing in, is a quantum computing firm. Its name has not been disclosed.
The company is made up of researchers who may one day be able to commercialise quantum devises using standard manufacturing processes, which could massively boost processing power.
Mr Rubin said: ‘In order for AI to blossom and fulfill consumer needs, it has to be about data.
‘That’s where robotics come in – robots are walking mobile sensors, who can sense their environment and interact and learn from those interactions.’
Artificial intelligence can now cook you a meal, recognise your face, and even beat you in a game of rock, paper, scissors (pictured). But Andy Rubin, who co-founded Android, believes that AI in the future will go one step further – being so powerful that it underpins every connected device
Mr Rubin believes that both artificial intelligence and quantum computing are good at pattern matching, and could greatly complement one another.
He added: ‘Those two things combined in hundreds of years might get us to the point of this conundrum, who is the master and who is the servant and all that.’
While the idea of having robots as our ‘masters’ is daunting, Mr Rubin made sure to ground his ideas in more reasonable concerns, like encryption.
He said: ‘If you think about quantum computing without AI, if you think about how that new type of architecture could eliminate all forms of encryption we have today, you have different problems.’
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