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Flashback: Before Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking Warned AI Could Mean The ‘End Of The Human Race’

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Long before Elon Musk and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak signed a letter warning that artificial intelligence poses “profound risks” to humanity, British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking had been sounding the alarm on the rapidly evolving technology. “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” Hawking told the BBC in an interview in 2014. Hawking’s comment to the BBC in 2014 that AI could “spell the end of the human race” was in response to a question about potentially revamping the voice technology he relied on. He told the BBC that very basic forms of AI had already proven powerful but creating systems that rival human intelligence or surpass it could be disastrous for the human race. “It would take off on its own and re-design itself at an ever-increasing rate,” he said… (READ MORE)

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