We all knew that artificial intelligence would end up being the downfall of humanity, thanks to the Terminator franchise. And now, we have indisputable proof that Stephen Hawking has finally seen those movies.
In The Independent, Hawking warns that while perfecting AI could be the best thing to ever happen to humanity, it could also be our last achievement. Ending war, disease and poverty sure are enticing notions, but the distinct possibility of “technology outsmarting financial markets, out-inventing human researchers, out-manipulating human leaders, and developing weapons we cannot even understand” is too much to simply brush aside.
Plus, you’ve seen how much trouble the T-800 had with the T-1000. It’s just good to hear that it scares one of the smartest men in the world, too.