A think tank claims Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have overhyped AI risks and done a …

REUTERS/Toby MelvilleBritish scientist and theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking attends a launch event for a new award for science communication, called the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication, in London, Britain December 16, 2015. Celebrated scientists and entrepreneurs including theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and Tesla billionaire Elon Musk have been criticised by a US think tank for overstating the risks associated with artificial intelligence (AI). The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a Washington DC-based think tank, said the pair were part of a coalition of scientists and luminaries that stirred fear and hysteria in 2015 “by raising alarms that AI could spell doom for humanity.” As a result, they were presented with the Luddite Award. “It is deeply unfortunate that luminaries such as Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking have contributed…


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