Stephen Hawking’s Apocalypse Warnings Dubbed Alarmist Hand-Wringing By Think Tank

As Stephen Hawking has once again warned the world that humanity’s self-destruction is nigh, the prominent physicist and some of his doomsday buddies were nominated for an award pegging them as modern-day Chicken Littles. The award was the 2015 “Luddite Award,” given to Hawking and a group of 1,000 science and technology luminaries for their warning last year about the Terminator-style dangers of artificial intelligence and so-called “killer robots,” the Christian Science Monitor reported. Also on that list are Elon Musk and Steve Wozniak. But Stephen’s more recent comments about humanity’s destruction weren’t the inspiration for this award. Hawking made those comments on January 7 while recording annual Reith Lectures for the BBC, the Associated Press reported. Artificial Intelligence Alarmists Win ITIF’s Annual #LudditeAward https://t.co/93LLLjRMqP pic.twitter.com/zNBkFXqbn4 — ITIF (@ITIFdc) January…


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