Technology that humans create will eventually become as intelligent as us. Virtual assistants, such as Siri and Cortana, are readily available through our smartphones.
"Our technology, our machines, is part of our humanity. We created them to extend ourselves, and that is what is unique about human beings." -Ray Kurzweil
In daily life, these assistants are able to interpret human speech and execute commands on our phones; virtual assistants do things such as sending messages, scheduling alarms, and organizing calendars to make our lives easier.
A railway transport system managed by computers
As technology continues to develop, automated systems will take over for many present day human jobs.
"The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to and inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency." -Bill Gates
Moore's law suggests that computer power is exponentially increasing and that humans and artificial intelligence will come to a singularity within decades.
An astronaut and a NASA robot
Some people fear that eventually, artificial intelligence will surpass that of humans. They suggest that due to present-day development, superhuman intelligence may rise above humans intelligence within thirty years and take over for everything that humans currently do, successfully ending the human era.
A fictional portrayal of artificial intelligence attempting to take over for humanity in Terminator
Presently, automated systems direct phone calls, run transit systems, manage toll gates, and connect devices across the internet. Phones can even be used to access household appliances such as lights and laundry machines via network connection.
Present-Day Biotechnology And Scientific Breakthroughs
Scientific studies are always in development, and because of this, there are no absolute goals.