A ROBOT workforce will completely replace humans within 120 years according to scientists who have predicted exactly how they are doing it.
Experts believe artificial intelligence will be better at humans than playing simple games within seven years, with researchers choosing Angry Birds as their example for the sake of the research.
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By 2027, the researchers state there is a good chance artificial intelligence will be winning the World Series Poker.
And by 2049, robots will be able to write a best selling book, with AI able to exceed performance of humans as surgeons just four years later.
The predictions were made after 350 academics were surveyed on when they believed the crucial turning points in robot advancement would take place. Researchers, at the University of Oxford, then took the average of their answers to come to their conclusion.
The team believe “there is a 50% chance of AI outperforming humans in all tasks in 45 years”.
The research adds that all human jobs could become automated within 120 years, with those who work in the a driving capacity to be one of the soonest to be replaced, thanks to the introduction of driverless cars.
The study published in arXiv reads: “Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) will have massive social consequences.
“Self-driving technology might replace millions of driving jobs over the coming decade.
“In addition to possible unemployment, the transition will bring new challenges, such as rebuilding infrastructure, protecting vehicle cyber-security, and adapting laws and regulations.”
It also says that Asian respondents expect “these dates much sooner than North Americans.”