Stephen Hawking writes: “In the medium term … AI may transform our economy to bring both great wealth and great dislocation. Looking further ahead, there are no fundamental limits to what can be achieved: there is no physical law precluding particles from being organised in ways that perform even more advanced computations than the arrangements of particles in human brains.”
Hawking’s conclusion is: “Although we are facing potentially the best or worst thing to happen to humanity in history, little serious research is devoted to these issues … All of us should ask ourselves what we can do now to improve the chances of reaping the benefits and avoiding the risks.”
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