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2017: The Year AI Took Over


The following is an excerpt from rt.com | January 1, 2018 |

2017 has been dubbed the ‘Year of AI’ – marked by significant AI-based improvements in speed and accuracy, prompting earnest concerns that a robot apocalypse could one day be on the cards.

Tech billionaire Elon Musk and renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking led the charge, warning that robots could one day wipe out humanity. “AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization,” Musk said earlier this year, while Hawking added "I fear that AI may replace humans altogether.”

Jamie Bartlett is the director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos. He spoke to RT for our YouTube ‘Cyber Security Video Series.’

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