The famous theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, has revived the debate on whether our search for improved artificial intelligence will one day lead to thinking machines that will take over from us.
The British scientist made the claim during a wide-ranging interview with the BBC. Hawking has the motor neurone disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and the interview touched on new technology he is using to help him communicate.
It works by modelling his previous word usage to predict what words he will use next, similar to predictive texting available on many smart phone devices.
But Professor Hawking also mentioned his concern over the development of machines that might surpass us.
“Once humans develop artificial intelligence, it would take off on its own and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate,” he reportedly told the BBC.
“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.”
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