Stephen Hawking Says The Robocalypse Is Real

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bill-swift - December 4, 2014

I've been ringing the alarm bells for the coming robocalypse for years. As any regular reader of the Superego section of Egotastic knows, I'm a bit of an expert. I've seen the Terminator movies hundreds of times and I can tell you that one day we will look on them as documentaries. But I'm usually called a quack and ignored. "Oh Jack, the robots won't gain sentience and kill us all," people say. Well now the smartest guy in the world, Stephen Hawking, is agreeing with me. He thinks that artificial intelligence gaining self awareness is one of the biggest threats to human life. He says (through his vocoder) that AI,

"It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn't compete, and would be superseded. Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last."

So, take that naysayers with your naysayery. A guy who is maybe the most intelligent scientist on Earth agrees with me, a fat writer from Texas. Stranger things have Skynet.

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