Artificial Intelligence is a growing threat to Mankind’s Superiority, warns Stephen Hawking
Prof Stephen Hawking, a renowned British, say that artificial intelligence pose a growing threat to the existence and superiority of mankind.
Speaking to BBC, Hawking said: “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.”
Hawking’s warning came as a response to a question raised touching on the revamping of the technology he is using to communicate. The Prof has a motor neurone disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and depends on a machine manufactured by Intel; that uses a basic form of AI, that enables the Prof to communicate. Swiftkey, a machine learning experts, based in Britain also took part in the creation of that machine.
The technology behind Prof Hawking’s machine has already been adopted in the designing of smartphone keyboard apps. The technology essentially learns how the Prof thinks and then predicts the words that he is likely to say next. Despite the fact that the Prof acknowledges how instrumental the primitive forms of artificial intelligence mankind has had so far. He cautions that the creation of more sophisticated artificial intelligence could lead to machines matching or even surpassing human capability.
Prof Hawking says, “It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete and would be superseded.”
However, Prof Hawking’s view is not shared by many. There are those that are of the idea that artificial intelligence has more benefits to offer to the human race and that humans will remain in charge of the artificial intelligence; not the other way round. You can read more on this, on BBC by following this link.