In the years leading up to his death, Stephen Hawking warned that the development of artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. To communicate due to his debilitating disease, Hawking used a very basic form of AI.
Following his death, his book “Brief Answers to the Big Questions” was released which contained his warnings about AI. He argued that computers need to be trained to align with human goals and that not taking the risks associated with AI seriously could be humanity’s worst mistake ever. His remarks were echoed by tech giants such as Elon Musk and Steve Wozniak in a letter that called for a pause on building AI systems more powerful than OpenAI’s GPT-4 chatbot.
Hawking advised that the world needed to be prepared for the potential risks associated with AI, noting that it could be the biggest or worst event in the history of civilization. Let’s hope it will be the biggest thing in human history. I love AI so far I think it can change the world for better if we don’t abuse it.