Artificial Intelligence a blessing or our worst nightmare, Cambridge to explore

Will Artificial Intelligence eventually become a marvelous blessing or our worst nightmare? Will Artificial Intelligence transform civilization and our quality of life in a good way, or will it see us as an obstacle and get rid of us? What will an ultra-smart and logical robot, one far more intelligent than we are, think of the way we treat animals and each other? Cambridge University is launching a special centre to explore the opportunities and challenges that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will bring to humankind, thanks to a generous £10 million gift from the Leverhulme Trust. Computer science is advancing at lightning speed. Today we are only just scratching at the surface of AI, which will have the ability to analyze, learn and update, i.e. evolve on its own. Would a society with thousands…


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