Cosmologist Stephen Hawking warned that independent artificial intelligence could doom mankind.
"The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race," Hawking told the BBC.
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While Hawking admits there are many benefits to the artificial intelligence developed so far, further refinements may mean the program "would take off on its own and redesign itself at an ever-increasing rate." Humans, according to Hawking, are limited by slow evolution and cannot compete.