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Professor Hawking says that our time on Earth is numbered after we passed the point of “no return”

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Artificial Intelligence (A) will soon replace humans as the dominant being on the plant, predicts scientist Stephen

Professor Hawking says that our time on Earth is numbered after we passed the point of “no return”.

 

Artificial Intelligence (A) will soon replace humans as the dominant being on the plant, predicts scientist Stephen
Hawking.

Professor Hawking says that our time on Earth is numbered after we passed the point of “no return”.

The theoretical physicist says that developments in AI have been so great that the machines will one day be more dominant
than human beings, .

He told “I fear that AI may replace humans altogether. If people design computer viruses, someone will
design AI that improves and replicates itself. This will be a new form of life that outperforms humans.”

Hawking, 75, said that humans need to leave Earth if we are to continue as a species.He declared that humans must ”
boldly go where no one has gone before” if we fancy continuing our species for another million years.If we don’t, the
world will become overcrowded and increased energy consumption will turn the planet into a ball of fire because thanks
to our soaring energy consumption as our population rises.I believe we have reached the point of no return. Our earth is
becoming too small for us, global population is increasing at an alarming rate and we are in danger of self-destructing.”

He said a new space programme should be humanity’s top priority “with a view to eventually colonising suitable planets
for human habitation”. This will allow us to leave Earth and colonise another planet to ensure our survival, otherwise
there will be “serious consequences”. Hawking appealed to investors to back his plans to travel to the closest star
outside of our solar system, with the hope that a livable planet might be orbiting it.

 

Professor Hawking added: “I believe we have reached the point of no return. Our earth is becoming too small for us,
global population is increasing at an alarming rate and we are in danger of self-destructing.”

Last year, at the opening of Cambridge University’s artificial intelligence centre, Professor Hawking said that AI could
either be the best or worst invention humanity has ever made.

 

“Perhaps with the tools of this new technological revolution, we will be able to undo some of the damage done to the n
atural world by the last one – industrialisation. And surely we will aim to finally eradicate disease and poverty.
Every aspect of our lives will be transformed, In short, success in creating AI, could be the biggest event in the
history of our civilisation.”
“But it could also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks. Alongside the benefits, AI will also bring dangers, like powerful autonomous weapons, or new ways for the few to oppress the many.”

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