Several have prophesized that the human apocalypse to be an act of nature but one of the living geniuses of our era says it will be our intelligence that will spell the doom for mankind. Artificial Intelligence, claims, Stephen Hawking, will be the end of humans as we have created a species intellectually superior to us. “Earth is becoming too small and humanity is bound to self-destruct, with AI replacing us as the dominant being on the planet” said scientist Stephen Hawking.
As we gloat over our power to create a self-learning virtual being like artificial intelligence, Hawking is marking it as our doom. He comprehends the power of AI not as a technology to aid humans but as a new form of life.
"This will be a new form of life that outperforms humans,” said the theoretical physicist to Wired magazine.
Just like the plotline of any sci-fi movie where humans threatened by robots are forced to look for new life in a new planet, Hawking backed this belief. He believes, we as a human race have crossed the point of return. The only way forward now is to colonize a different planet.
"I believe we have reached the point of no return. Our earth is becoming too small for us, global population is increasing at an alarming rate and we are in danger of self-destructing."
AI can be the best and worst invention to be ever made by man. He stressed on the importance of finding an alternate planet for human habitation and that it should be a priority.Time we invested more on space exploration?