S2 Ep5. シンギュラリティ


Hello. This is episode 5 of season 2 of my podcast. Last time we talked about some AI software which can write essays. A lot of Japanese language students recommend it and I’m writing a report on knowledge-based societies at the moment, so today I used this AI. The AI was very smart. I was surprised because it understood the meaning of the words better than I imagined. But when I asked it about cooking recipes, it sometimes gave strange ingredients.


Today I will talk about The Singularity. The Singularity is a phenomenon in which AI becomes smarter than humans and changes society. According to Dr Ray Kurzweil from the USA, by 2029, AI will be at the same level as humans. And by 2045, various jobs are expected to be replaced by AI. Many people predict that physical labour will disappear, but I disagree. This is because physical work is hard to Taisho with, as many accidents happen every day. ‘Taisho’ means doing the right thing in response to a problem. I think doctors and lawyers will disappear first. Because I think AI can pass the necessary exams.


The weekend before last, I had yakiniku with my students in Kyoto. We talked about many things and had a lot of fun. The next day, I had a PE class. We played sports from 9 in the morning all the way until 6 at night. I think it has been more than ten years since I last played volleyball or jump rope. I was very tired and decided to have ramen at the station for dinner. It was my first time going to this restaurant and it was delicious.


Christmas is this weekend. Have a good Christmas. Well, I think that’s it for today. See you next time and thanks for listening!