Hawking’s Disturbing AI Prediction

Artificial Intelligence (AI)Physicist Stephen Hawking, discussing artificial intelligence (AI), suggested that in our move toward technology, he expects automation will further accelerate inequality. If machines produce everything we need, the outcome will depend on how things are distributed—everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if the machine-owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution. So far, the trend seems to be toward the second option, with technology driving ever-increasing inequality, as Hawking shares. Hawking has also expressed in a BBC interview in 2014, his opinion regarding AI, believing the development of full AI could mean the end of the human race. Recently, he co-wrote an article in The Independent, saying that creating AI would be the biggest…

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