Stephen Hawking to address launch of Cambridge University’s artificial intelligence research centre

Comments (1) A pioneering new £10 million centre dedicated to predicting the dangers – and benefits – of artificial intelligence (AI), will be launched by Cambridge University next week. The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) will see leading minds from around the world come together in Cambridge, to examine the impact of the development of smart machines. The launch event next Wednesday will be attended by Professor Stephen Hawking, who has previously warned of the dangers of not preparing for AI. He said: “The rise of powerful AI will be either the best or the worst thing ever to happen to humanity. We do not yet know which. “The research done by this centre will be crucial to the future of our civilisation and of our species.” The…


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