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.

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.”

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