AI ‘synthetic brains’ will allow humans to be in ‘500 places at once’


AI-powered synthetic brains will allow humans to operate 500 versions of themselves at once, according to the man behind Amazon’s voice assistant Igor Jablokov believes artificial intelligence will become so advanced we will be unable to distinguish between a real or “synthetic” mind The CEO of Pryon previously founded Yap, a fully-automated cloud platform for voice recognition, which was snapped up by Amazon before being used for the popular Alexa The device uses a non-human voice to communicate with users, but Igor warns such technology could change with terrifying consequences He told the Financial Times: “People will not be able to tell if they are interacting with you or your AI proxy “Right now, you could be doing two interviews at once. Or there could be 500 versions of you, running 500 interviews ” What’s more, he also believes artificial minds will be able to learn before passing them on to other versions He added: “They would be learning more second by second and telling the other versions what they have learnt ” The Alexa device is used in homes around the world to play music, radio and carry out tasks through voice instruction But it has come under fire recently over privacy concerns, after it emerged Amazon employees were listening to Alexa conversations Amazon claims it simply does so to improve speech recognition. A statement read: “This information helps us train our speech recognition and natural language understanding systems, so Alexa can better understand your requests, and ensure the service works well for everyone “We have strict technical and operational safeguards, and have a zero tolerance policy for the abuse of our system “Employees do not have direct access to information that can identify the person or account as part of this workflow ” Last month, video verification boss Shamir Allibhai warned deepfake technology will become so realistic innocent people will go to jail thanks to fabricated evidence He also said deepfake porn will be as easy as using an Instagram filter “very soon”

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