'AI could spell end of human race'

  • World renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has said that artificial intelligence when sufficiently developed could lead to the end of the human race, according to media reports.

    He said he was of the opinion that technology would ultimately get self-aware, superseding humanity.

    He told the BBC that while “primitive forms” of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that already existed were very useful, “the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.”

    Hawking, who suffers from a motor neuron disease, uses a computer software to communicate.


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