hawkingSo we’re sure most of you guys have seen movies like Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Terminator, and most recently Avengers: Age of Ultron, and what all these movies have in common are robots/artificial intelligence becoming sentient and trying to destroy the human race in the process.

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Whether or not that will happen actually remains to be seen, but renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has predicted that it will and it will happen in the next 100 years. Hawking was speaking at the Zeitgeist 2015 conference in London where he was quoted as saying, “Computers will overtake humans with AI at some within the next 100 years. When that happens, we need to make sure the computers have goals aligned with ours.”

This is actually not the first time that Hawking has expressed such concern. Last year he opined that AI could spell the end of the human race, and he is not alone in his thoughts. Prominent figures in the tech industry have spoken up as well, such as Elon Musk who feels that all of this could lead to a Terminator-like outcome.

Musk even went as far as donating $10 million to help keep AI beneficial. Microsoft’s co-founder Bill Gates has also agreed with these sentiments, expressing his concern over AI and believing that once AI becomes strong enough, that’s when we need to start worrying. Of course there are those who dismiss these concerns as being science fiction, but what do you guys think?

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