Almost Half of Britons Think Robots Could Threaten the Existence of the Human Race

Worries about the robopocalypse are hardly fringe anymore, as some of the greatest minds in the world have expressed concern that our species could meet our untimely end as a result of artificial intelligence. SpaceX founder and all-around genius Elon Musk has made several inflammatory claims, including that creating AI is akin to “summoning the demon,” and recently donated $10 million to make sure AI doesn’t kill us all, while none other than Stephen Hawking made waves when he claimed that AI could spell the end of the human race.But does the average citizen believe that artificial intelligence is, indeed, a threat? According to a new survey from Sky News, almost half do, at least in Great Britain, as 43% of respondents agreed with the assertion that “artificially intelligent robots and computers…


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