Stephen Hawking's Views On AI - MobileAppDaily
artificial intelligence

What Stephen Hawking Wanted Us To Know About AI?

Stephen Hawkings Died At The Age 76, know what he wanted us to understand about AI

https://dk2dyle8k4h9a.cloudfront.net/What Stephen Hawking Wanted Us To Know About AI?

The entire world is in the deep sorrow for losing the modern cosmology star today. Stephen Hawking, the British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and the author has died today at the age of 76. The cosmologist was diagnosed with an early form of motor neuron disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which gradually paralyzed his body over the years. Stephen Hawking’s contribution to the science and technology includes black hole mechanics, how galaxies might arise, the wave function of the universe and singularities in gravitational collapse. But, one theory that he proposed in the last few years is about the growing danger of Artificial Intelligence.

Stephen Hawkings always praised the new technology and inventions of the scientist, he even contributed much to modern tech system. However, in January 2015 Stephen Hawkings signed an open letter with Elon Musk and other scientists asking the government to put a restriction on AI. Being a director of research at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge the letter was a huge action from his side. Hawkings said that AI could be very dangerous for the human race in the coming time if the precautions would not be taken.

Although he always appreciated the advancements in AI by scientist and how technology is helping the world to become a better place. He believed that the Artificial Technology can also help in reducing poverty and disease from the technology. But, he also said that, if we create something uncontrollable the whole mankind will be erased. He warned the world how much artificial is harmful to the mankind if it gets successful in obtaining its full potential. Not to mention the autonomous weapons and AI equipped attacking systems, in an interview to BBC Stephen Hawking said, “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” Even during his last years, he gave many interviews and statements warning the scientists and innovators to prevent the AI pitfalls.

As the great physicist is no more we are only left with his words and researches, that we should value more than ever now. However, Stephen Hawking’s views over AI aren't echoed by some of the contemporary tech leaders including Mark Zuckerberg.

Akash Singh Chauhan
Written By
Akash Singh Chauhan

Akash Singh Chauhan is a senior writer at MobileAppDaily and he mainly covers all the latest happenings and tweaks in mobile app technology. Being an Engineering graduate he is always compelled to the technology and tries to discover new trends in the tech world. Along with any tech news he also never misses a single episode of ‘Dragon Ball’.

Top Companies

InMobi
Singapore
Dot Com Infoway
New York, USA
M&C Saatchi Mobile
New York City, USA
Techmagnate
New Delhi, India
Fetch
London, UK
View full report

Latest Articles

Join our global community 135K Followers
artificial intelligence

Google Expanding Its Artificial Intelligence: More on Insight Story Here

Neha Baluni 4 min read  

Artificial intelligence by so far is one of the most important technological updates that we have received lately. The technique has redefined, impressed, motivated, challenged, taught and many times amazed us with its capabilities of predicting the human behavior. Being an exceptional technique, AI

artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Is About To Change The Mobile Payment Apps That We Know Today

James Lawson 4 min read  

In recent years mobile apps have dramatically affected almost every business sector with its invasion. Integration of mobile app technology in the banking industry has proven the most efficient way to digitize the payment process. Now, the artificial intelligence is acting as a tool to evolve the mo

artificial intelligence

Google's AI Guru To Assist The iPhone Maker

Neha Baluni 4 min read  

The dimensions of tech industry have its own magnitudes. The leaders in these domains not only shape the path for technologies but refine them to an extent that it gets infused easily in an average human mind. Just like the scenario in our normal lives, someone’s happiness becomes the reason f

artificial intelligence

This Artificial Intelligence Equipped Suitcase Is All You Need

Ariana Johnson 4 min read  

Travelmate is the world's first robot and suitcase all in one. The American team behind Travelmate is based in San Francisco and has created a fully featured robot in the form of a suitcase that follows you around on its own. It's perfect when you're going to work, walking to school, tra