Alright, cats and kittens, listen up! If you’re still craving some wild talk and a whole lot of love for AI, then check out this recent keynote from SoftBank World. The CEO, let’s call him Mr. M, has got some big things to say. He’s claiming that we’re right on the edge of the singularity, and anyone who’s not on board with AI is just a helpless goldfish swimming in circles.
Mr. M’s prediction is based on his belief that artificial general intelligence (AGI) is gonna make its grand entrance real soon. And get this, he thinks AGI will be ten times smarter than the entire human race in just a decade! Now, he’s fully aware that not many people share his belief, but he’s standing his ground and saying, “Hey, I’m the first one to really believe in this, whether I’m right or wrong.”
But wait, there’s more! In the next 20 years, Mr. M sees Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI) coming into play. That’s when AI is gonna have the brains to think for itself. He’s dead certain that countries and individuals who don’t get on the AI train will be left in the dust. According to him, the intelligence gap between AI users and non-users is as big as the difference between monkeys and humans. That’s a big gap, my friends.
And Mr. M wants everyone to jump on the AI bandwagon right now. He scoffs at the idea that AI is just a fancy search engine. He’s using AI to create and watch debates, with AI characters duking it out while he acts as the judge. He even goes head-to-head with the AI, and when it finally bows down to his superior intellect, he can’t help but feel proud. Sounds like Mr. M really enjoys his AI debates.
Now, the reason Mr. M is so gung-ho about embracing AI could have something to do with Japan’s track record when it comes to adopting new tech. He points out that Japan kinda dropped the ball with the internet back in the 90s, and now none of its companies are in the top ten worldwide. Ouch. So, he’s giving everyone a heads up that if you don’t hop on the AI train now, you’re gonna end up in the same boat in ten years.
According to Mr. M, the days of dominating the world with good old-fashioned manufacturing are gone. Just like how Big Tech focused on the internet is gonna be a thing of the past real soon. You see, AGI is gonna revolutionize all industries, from manufacturing to finance to transportation. And the ones who take it seriously are gonna be the leaders of the future, my friends. It’s gonna be a whole new world centered around AGI.
And let me tell you, the future with AI is gonna be mind-blowing. We’re talking self-driving cars with an accident rate of one in ten thousand, supply chains that perfectly match demand, customer service agents who don’t stick to scripts (finally!), and targeted gene therapy. But the real game-changer is how AGI is gonna help financial institutions invest. All you gotta do is say, “I wanna be rich,” and AGI will open an account, make transactions, and invest for you. It’s like having a genie that grants your three wishes, but you gotta pay up each time.
But hey, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. SoftBank’s got a chip design firm called Arm, and they’re gonna play a major role in this AI revolution. Arm’s CEO, let’s call him Mr. H, joined Mr. M in the keynote through video. He’s a bit more level-headed when it comes to AI, acknowledging that hype cycles exist. But he confirms that AI-related business is booming for Arm. Revenue from AI has been steadily increasing and is expected to keep going up in the coming years. That’s some good news for them.
However, when it comes to power consumption and sustainability, things get a bit tricky. Mr. H admits that cloud services alone take up a whopping three percent of total power consumption. And AI is only gonna make that number go up. So, they’re gonna need more efficient chips to keep up with the demand. Mr. H believes that a combination of a CPU and an accelerator is gonna give us the best performance.
But here’s the thing, the AI revolution is gonna happen faster than we thought. And that means we gotta tighten up our security, protect our data, and make sure it’s legit. Mr. H says that having sovereign clouds, private clouds, and private company clouds is gonna be crucial for protecting intellectual property. It’s gonna be a steep learning curve for the industry, my friends.
Well, there you have it, folks. Mr. M and his AI dreams, and Mr. H and his chip designs. The future is looking bright, and AI is gonna be the driving force behind it all. So, buckle up and get ready for the ride of a lifetime. It’s gonna be wild!