Robots, Aliens And Nuclear Wars Will End Humanity In Less Than 100 Years, Warns Stephen Hawking!
Trust Stephen Hawking to speak the truth, no matter how scary it is. According to the physicist, there are three potential threats to humanity that are powerful enough to deliver doomsday at our doorstep within the next 100 years - robots, aliens and nuclear wars.
On artificial intelligence, Hawking had already raised a red flag as to how new technologies will be the end of us if we don't control it. On Reddit, the physicist had observed,
"The real risk with AI isn’t malice but competence. A super intelligent AI will be extremely good at accomplishing its goals, and if those goals aren’t aligned with ours, we’re in trouble."
"Unless we can use our intelligence to control our aggression, there is not much chance for the human race." So there we have it. The three things we need to control and avoid in order to save ourselves. Seems about right.