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Professor Stephen Hawking, one the world's most renowned scientists, has warned that robots and machines artificial intelligence could one day mean the end us all. Professor Hawking recently told the BBC an interview that: "The development full artificial intelligence (AI) could spell the end the human race." The famous cosmologist made his warning response a question about an update to the app he uses to allow him to communicate. Hawking suffers motor neuron disease (also known as ALS) and needs a special voice synthesizer to talk. The update will be able to predict words he might want to use based his previous communication.

Hawking said that AI has given many benefits to many people. He said it is still its early stages development, but when it becomes more sophisticated, it could prove a threat our existence. He said: "It would take on its own, and re-design itself an ever increasing rate. Humans, who are limited slow biological evolution, couldn't compete, and would be superseded." This is not the first time he has issued such a warning. He gave a more chilling warning April 2014, saying: "One can imagine such technology outsmarting financial markets, -inventing human researchers, -manipulating human leaders, and developing weapons we cannot even understand."

 
 

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