Robots might replace humans in future, warns Stephen Hawking

Professor Hawking said'I fear that AI may replace humans altogether. If people design computer viruses someone will design AI that improves and replicates itself. This will be a new form of life that outperforms humans

Genius theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and professor Stephen Hawking gave an interview to Wired Magazine in which he expressed his concerns about a number of threats to the human race - including the danger that Artificial Intelligence (AI) may one day replace humans, an event he believes is a real possibility. He suggested that the current developments in the field of human Cybernetics and robotics suggests that soon the light will be a technology that can exist and replicate itself without human intervention.

The Cambridge News website recalled that speaking at the launch of Cambridge University's artificial intelligence center in October last year, he noted that "there is no deep difference between what can be achieved by a biological brain and what can be achieved by a computer".

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He said a new space programme should be humanity's top priority "with a view to eventually colonising suitable planets for human habitation".

In 2015, he had said he feared AI could become so powerful it might end up killing humans unintentionally. Hawking believes AI will eventually reach a level where it will essentially be a "new form of life that will outperform humans", the Cambridge News reported.

"Perhaps with the tools of this new technological revolution, we will be able to undo some of the damage done to the natural world by the last one - industrialisation. The achievements we have seen so far will surely pale against what the coming decades will bring". All the aspects of our lives will change and this would prove more beneficial if we learn to avoid risks.

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