This will be particularly evident as we get closer to the half-century mark. As technology continues to progress by leaps and bounds, radical advances in quantum computing will add a new dimension to our ability to create and solve. This period will become a golden era in the advancement of all things technological – the ever-accelerating development of AI will compound the pace at which we invent.
Like all technologies, AI will be created with a singular purpose: to aid humanity. Naysayers and Hollywood moviegoers need not fear the rise of the machines. On the contrary, self-aware robots and programs will become instrumental in our quest to resolve society’s mega-challenges like climate change, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and diseases, aging populations and many more. And if you think your iPhone is cutting-edge, think about the possibilities of AI-powered consumer devices; gone will be the days of fat-fingered typos and lost GPS signals.
By 2030, increasingly useful applications of AI will translate into meaningful social and economic changes. One such outcome, for example, will be much lower costs of traditional goods and services, which will effectively narrow socioeconomic disparities worldwide, as AI eliminates imperfections in supply chains and enhances overall productivity.