Stephen Hawking warns of AI havoc

Celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking has redefined the world as we know it. So when he speaks, the world listens. On being asked at a Reddit AMA recently about the dangers of advancements in AI technology, his response set social media abuzz with anxiety. Hawking warned of dangers of a possible intelligence explosion; the concept which, proposes that once we build Artificial Intelligence (AI) with human intelligence levels, it can consequently improve itself to the point of exceeding human intelligence, what is famously known as superintelligence. Technological singularity is another term that describes the scenario. “It’s clearly possible for a something to acquire higher intelligence than its ancestors,” said Hawking at the Reddit AMA. “The line you ask about is where an AI becomes better than humans at AI design, so…

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