Barely a month after Elon Musk called artificial intelligence a threat to humanity, another voice – a much bigger voice in the scientific world – warned that the technology could end mankind.

Stephen Hawking, the renowned physicist, cosmologist and author, in an interview with the BBC this week, said “the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.”

The BBC noted that Hawking said the state of artificial intelligence (AI) today holds no threat, but he is concerned about scientists in the future creating technology that can surpass humans in terms of both intelligence and physical strength.

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