[LINK] Steven Hawking warns of the dangers of AI

by Salemicus 1 min read2nd Dec 201415 comments


From the BBC:

[Hawking] told the BBC:"The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race."


"It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate," he said. "Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn't compete, and would be superseded."

There is, however, no mention of Friendly AI or similar principles.

In my opinion, this is particularly notable for the coverage this story is getting within the mainstream media. At the current time, this is the most-read and most-shared news story on the BBC website.