Could Artificial Intelligence Spell the End of the Human Race?

The artificial intelligence insurgence is an endlessly hot topic, with science experts, technology buffs and conspiracy theorists alike chiming in on the subject.  English theoretical physicist and cosmologist Professor Stephen Hawking is the latest high profile name to give his two cents, revealing to the BBC that he believes AI could be a serious threat to humanity. “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” he warns. Widespread concern from bright minds And it’s not just Hawking that’s concerned. His comments come in the wake of similar cautions from American automotive and energy storage company Tesla, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. “We need to be super careful with AI. Potentially more dangerous than nukes,” tweeted Musk in 2014. Friend or foe? So what prompted Hawking to make…


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