British scientist, physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that the rise of a powerful artificial intelligence (AI) on the one hand helps people to solve many problems, and with another – can lead to human degradation. About this scientist said at the Global mobile Internet conference in Beijing, writes the South China Morning Post.
Hawking admits that AI brings people positive results, as it helps in the fight against disease and poverty, and may even be able to undo some of the damage inflicted on the natural world with industrialization. At the same time, the latest technology can make a person helpless.
“I believe that there is no real difference between what can be achieved by using the biological brain and what can be achieved with the help of a computer,” he said, adding that people however can be replaced with AI that can evolve faster than a human, limited slow biological evolution.
According to the scientist, the mankind need to do everything possible to ensure that the future development of artificial intelligence will benefit.
9 March 2017 Hawking said that humanity must learn to control the development of technology to prevent its destruction.
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