Stephen Hawking: ‘World Government’ Needed To Stop Robot Apocalypse

Professor Stephen Hawking has warned world leaders to keep artificial intelligence technology under control before it destroys humanity.

The renowned physicist said humans need to find ways to identify threats posed by artificial intelligence before problems escalate.

Since civilisation began, aggression has been useful inasmuch as it has definite survival advantages,” the scientist said in an interview with the Times

“It is hard-wired into our genes by Darwinian evolution. Now, however, technology has advanced at such a pace that this aggression may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war. We need to control this inherited instinct by our logic and reason.

RT reports:

Hawking added that the best solution would be “some form of world government” that could supervise the developing power of AI.

“But that might become a tyranny. All this may sound a bit doom-laden but I am an optimist. I think the human race will rise to meet these challenges,” he added.

Hawking has been vocal about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence before.

“The real risk with AI isn’t malice but competence,” he wrote in a Reddit Q&A in 2015.

“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.

“You’re probably not an evil ant-hater who steps on ants out of malice, but if you’re in charge of a hydroelectric green energy project and there’s an anthill in the region to be flooded, too bad for the ants. Let’s not place humanity in the position of those ants.”

  • littlefuckingsspastichawking

    What else would spastic hawking say…fuken little freak…hes the work of satan…of course hes gonna want satans new world order….. id like to smash the little spastics face in with a brick…he gives me the fucking creeps… once upon a time he could have gotten a real job in a freakshow…. now hes the shit jibberer and paid for it.. what has the world come to..seriously

  • John P

    This creature disgusts me. Euthanize it!