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Good bye Operating systems

Good bye Operating systems

OS and Software may become obsolete - the AI-Hardware Singularity

In 2029, 30 or 35 we may not reach singularity as it has been touted.  But we may have a tech world where hardware (as in chip-sets) and AI is all there is needed. Operating systems, and software, will be obsolete.  

Yep – obsolete. Gone. Because they are not needed. This is the (wild) idea of the weekend, Inspired by a re-read of this article and from the ever-evolving chip industry and the growing capabilities of AI. Goodbye Windows, IoS, and hundreds of “managed services” to build and host software in the cloud. According to a study (of my own) – it is entirely (technically) feasible that the advanced AI of the next few years, can be made for and, run on, one or more chips in a box – directly without the OS and software to “host and run” it.

  It is entirely feasible that the AI of the next few years, can be made for, and run directly on, one or more chips in a box.

To be serious; a new paradigm is emerging where advanced hardware, particularly chipsets, and artificial intelligence (AI) are poised to redefine how we use technology. In this envisioned future, traditional operating systems and software could become obsolete for a simple reason: they won’t be needed anymore. Here’s why:

  • AI as the Core: This concept revolves around highly advanced AI systems, like Large Language Models (LLMs), and what lies ahead the next few years, capable of performing an array of tasks and learning. These AI systems would run on machine-code directly integrated into the hardware.
  • Self-sufficiency and Autonomy: These AI systems are self-sufficient and autonomous. When they’re allowed to, they can update, augment, and retrain themselves. Autonomous learning keeps them up-to-date and adapts to customers’ changing needs.
  • The alternative to software: When users need an interface to interact with the AI system, gather information, collaborate, or present knowledge to, the AI can generate temporary or permanent “software features” for them, compatible with a variety of devices and interfaces. It means AI itself becomes the ‘software,’ tailored to your needs.
  • Chip Collaboration: These AI systems can collaborate with other chips+AI units, forming dynamic partnerships to accomplish complex tasks. They allocate resources and distribute workloads efficiently among themselves..

While this idea seems wild and speculative, it might be capturing the essence of ongoing trends in AI and hardware. Even though it challenges your notions of operating systems and software, it envisions a future where technology seamlessly integrates with our needs.

Wouldn’t you think so? But surely – there are lots of questions about how this could work and what needs to change (we have some ideas). But weekends are for wild ideas. 🙂