Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking nominated for ‘Luddite Awards’

Luminaries such as Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking have been nominated for the “Luddite of the year” award by a US think tank for warning against the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI). The Washington-based Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) labelled the trio “alarmists” for raising fears that humans could lose control of AI in the not-too-distant future, thus creating a threat to our very existence. Luddites were 19th century English textile workers who destroyed machinery in cotton and woollen mills, which they believed posed a threat to their jobs. The term is now used to describe those who are opposed to new technologies. Professor Hawking, one of the world’s leading and most respected scientists, warned last year that the development of thinking machines could “spell the end…


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