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Stephen Hawking: Robots could end mankind

“It would take off on its own and redesign itself at an ever increasing rate"
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Professor Stephen Hawking has said that the development of artificial intelligence could mark the end of the human race.

Hawking commented: “It would take off on its own, and redesign itself at an ever increasing rate.

“Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution couldn’t compete, and would be superseded.”

That is quite the statement, and not a view that is shared by everyone, reports the BBC.

Rollo Carpenter, creator of Cleverbot, AI software that chats like a human, said: “I believe we will remain in charge of the technology for a decently long time and the potential of it to solve many of the world problems will be realised.”

The discussion on the robotic remise of us mere humans, comes following a revamp of the tech he uses to communicate, which contains basic AI from Intel, which recently released a study with Dell on the truth behind tech in the workforce.

The study found that 35 per cent of employees work in public places on average two hours per week, highlighting the importance of a mobile solutions for businesses, while 64 per cent of business execs say that they use personal technology for work more frequently than other employees.

It also revealed that in the future, voice recognition will be used instead of the keyboard, tablets will completely replace the laptop, all computers will use hand gestures and the mouse and keyboard will be completely obsolete.

However, thinking about what Prof Hawking said about AI ruling the world, only 34 per cent think their job will be fully automated within their lifetime.

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