When Will Man Become Machine?

submitted by Michael Lerner, PhD
President, Commonweal

Professor Stephen Hawking’s verdict on AI in a recent BBC interview wasn’t exactly good news for the rest of us.

“Once humans develop AI it will take off on its own and redesign itself at an ever increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete and would be superseded,” he said.

Machines can already “outlive” the humble human many times over, according to tech editor, investor and author Michael S Malone who grew up in Silicon Valley.

Continue reading the article on the BBC website.

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