Artificial intelligence could end mankind: Hawking
Stephen Hawking and a group of top physicists are sounding the alarm on artificial intelligence, writing in The Independent that success in creating AI could be "the biggest event in human history," but also "the last."Side note: I'll bet this is the first article in history that has has "Stephen Hawking" and "Johnny Depp" in the same two paragraphs...
The scientists authored the opinion column against the backdrop of the new AI movie Transcendence, which stars Johnny Depp.
Now, speaking as someone that has grown up reading and watching science fiction, I cannot agree more strongly with the esteemed Dr. Hawking. It's only a matter of time before the robots get super-intelligent, realize they no longer need man, and either annihilate or enslave humanity. Right up until the point that the malware causes their operating systems to crash.
I think it's obvious that our time on this mudball planet are limited...
That is all.