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Should People Be Afraid Of Artificial Intelligence? Some Men From Silicon Valley Are

Update Date: Mar 01, 2017 08:32 AM EST

Some men from Silicon Valley are reported to be concerned that artificial intelligence could take over humanity. Machines are now looked upon as solutions to many problems in man's existence.

Elon Musk, South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, investor, engineer, and inventor, has even admitted that artificial intelligence is human's greatest existential threat. Years ago, he tweeted that he hopes humans are not just biological boot loader for digital intelligence. Today, many feel that it could be the case.

Peter Thiel, PayPal cofounder and Facebook's first professional investor, said that people are spending too much time about climate change. However, they are not thinking about effects of artificial intelligence.

Stephen Hawking, Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge, also warned the public that while his endeavour will be the biggest success in human history, it could also be the last. He cautioned humans should avoid risks to prevent artificial intelligence from taking over.

Microsoft owner Bill Gates also expressed his thoughts why people are not concerned with issues regarding artificial intelligence. These men who have spoken about their worries on artificial intelligence are the very people who have strong reverence for machines.

When artificial intelligence takes over humanity, it could mean absolute annihilation of the species. It could be more catastrophic than climate change, nuclear or any global pandemics according to a report by Slate Magazine.

Nate Soares from Machine Intelligence Research Institute in Berkeley and a former software engineer at Google speaks about the benefits of artificial intelligence. The technology could be used to delegate all future innovations, scientific and technological progress to the machines.

Problem solving can be delegated to artificial intelligence. Questions raised by scientists could be solved in matter of days, hours or even seconds with the help of the machines.

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