Stephen Hawking Left Us Bold Predictions on AI, Superhumans, and Aliens

In Brief Answers to the Big Questions, to be published on October 16 and excerpted today in the UK’s Sunday Times (paywall), Stephen Hawking pulls no punches on subjects like machines taking over, the biggest threat to Earth, and the possibilities of intelligent life in space. Hawking delivers a grave warning on the importance of regulating AI, noting that “in the future AI could develop a will of its own, a will that is in conflict with ours.”

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