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Are all advancements in science a good thing? What about artificial intelligence?
LONDON (AP) — Physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that the rise of artificial intelligence could see the human race become extinct.
In an interview with the BBC, the scientist said that while "primitive forms" of artificial intelligence have proved useful, if the technology is developed to a level that can surpass humans, it "could spell the end of the human race."
He said that advanced artificial intelligence would "take off on its own, and redesign itself at an ever increasing rate."
Human biological evolution will not be able to compete and "would be superseded," he said in the interview Tuesday.
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Is it hypocritical that someone who has benefited from scientific advances would make the above statement?
Here are examples of how artificial intelligence could threaten mankind…
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Is there any way to safeguard against what Hawking is trying to warn us about?
Why do you think Hawking has “appeared” on cartoons such as The Simpsons and Futurama?
Futurama - Stephen Hawking – Magnets