Oxford academic Dr Stuart Armstrong warns humanity runs the risk of creating super intelligent computers that eventually destroy us all.
An Oxford academic is warning that humanity runs the risk of creating super intelligent computers that eventually destroy us all, even when specifically instructed not to harm people.
Dr Stuart Armstrong, of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University, has predicted a future where machines run by artificial intelligence become so indispensable in human lives they eventually make us redundant and take over.
And he says his alarming vision could happen as soon as the next few decades.
Dr Armstrong said: “Humans steer the future not because we’re the strongest or the fastest, but because we’re the smartest.
“When machines become smarter than humans, we’ll be handing them the steering wheel.”
He spoke as…
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