Artificial Intelligence

Stephen Hawking Is Terrified Of Artificial Intelligence

06th May `14, 03:51 AM in Artificial Intelligence

Could advances in artificial intelligence eventually lead to the downfall of mankind? Famed physicist Stephen Hawking laid out…

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Could advances in artificial intelligence eventually lead to the downfall of mankind?

Famed physicist Stephen Hawking laid out this extreme concerns over the future of A.I. and the human race in a somewhat terrifying op-ed for The Independent on Sunday.

“Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history.” Hawking writes. “Unfortunately, it might also be the last.”

Hawking, who is best-known for his blockbuster best-seller “A Brief History of Time,” wonders if we’re innovating faster than we’re considering the possible repercussions

Hawking lays out the incredible technological advancements that are currently taking place in A.I., from self-driving cars to digital personal assistants like Google Now. He believes we’re on the cusp of the kinds of artificial intelligence that were previously exclusive to science fiction films.

He’s not wrong. A.I. start-ups are fast emerging in the tech sphere and quickly garnering the financial support necessary to innovate.

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