Are you concerned about advances in artificial intelligence?

Professor Stephen Hawking, who has ALS,  is using a new communication system, BBC News reported, but Hawking voiced concerns about artificial intelligence posing a threat to human existence.

“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” Hawking said.

Hawking’s new communication system is developed by Intel and now uses Swiftkey technology to determine what the he would like to say next by analyzing how he thinks. He also adds that due to humans slow biological evolution we wouldn’t be able to compete with AI technology.

“It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate,” he said.

AI technology also raises the possibility that jobs will be eliminated because machines will be taking on more responsibility.

Today’s Question: Are you concerned about advances in artificial intelligence?