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SoftBankCEO Masayoshi Son makes bold prediction on artificial intelligence says, ‘AGI will be a reality in…’

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has predicted that artificial general intelligence will be a reality in the next 10 years while taking cognizance of the progress made by generative AI technologies like ChatGPT.

Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank Group Corp., during the SoftBank World event in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023. SoftBank World, the company�s annual event for customers and suppliers,�continues through Friday. Photographer: Toru Hanai/Bloomberg (Bloomberg)Premium
Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank Group Corp., during the SoftBank World event in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023. SoftBank World, the company�s annual event for customers and suppliers,�continues through Friday. Photographer: Toru Hanai/Bloomberg (Bloomberg)

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has said that artificial general intelligence will realized within the next 10 years. Artificial general intelligence or AGI refers to a system that can surpass humans in almost all areas and possesses human-like abilities like consciousness and common sense. 

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While speaking at the SoftBank World corporate conference, Son said he believes AGI will be ten times more intelligent than sum total of all human intelligence while taking note of the progress made by many generative AI systems like ChatGPT, reported Reuters.

In June this year, Son had said that he is a ‘heavy user’ of OpenAI's ChatGPT and informed that he was speaking to OpenAI CEO Sam Altman ‘almost everyday’.

"I am chatting with ChatGPT every day - I am a heavy user," Masayoshi Son told the shareholders of SoftBank Group's telecom subsidiary in June. 

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Recently, a report claimed that OpenAI and former Apple designer Jony Ive are in advanced talks with SoftBank's Masayoshi Son to raise more than $1 billion in funding to build the “iPhone of artificial intelligence". 

According to a Financial Times report, OpenAI has tapped Ive’s company LoveFrom to develop the ChatGPT creator’s first consumer device.

According to the report, talks are said to be “serious" but no deal has been agreed on, and it could be several months before a venture is formally announced.

 

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Published: 04 Oct 2023, 08:44 AM IST
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