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Thawing permafrost poses even greater global warming threat than previously thought, suggests study.

Runaway global warming is, without a doubt, a nightmare scenario for humanity. As the temperature rises, it has knock-on effects that drive the mercury higher still in a vicious circle that the likes of Professor Stephen Hawking have warned could turn the Earth into a planet like Venus, where it's a balmy 250 degrees ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Machine learning has entered the kitchen, and I for one welcome our AI culinary overlords.

Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have both opined about the dangers posed by artificial intelligence, with Musk famously comparing it to summoning a demon,' and Hawking suggesting it could end mankind. But when they said that, I don't think they were talking about an undercooked chicken leg. That's right, AI is making its ...

- The Next Web - US

The House of Lords is going to carry out a public inquiry into artificial intelligence.

The House of Lords has launched a public inquiry into advances in the field of artificial intelligence . The House of Lords said on Wednesday that the new Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence will "consider the economic, ethical, and social implications of advances in artificial intelligence." AI is set to bring ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

Top US general warns of the dangers posed by autonomous killer robots.

While artificial intelligence has brought countless benefits to humanity, the danger that we might hand too much control over to the machines remains worrying. It’s something that Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Stephen Hawking have long warned against. Now, the second highest-ranking general in the US military has voiced ...

- Techspot - EC

Stephen Hawking says we 'need to leave earth'.

Spreading out into space will completely change the future of humanity,' says Stephen Hawking. It may be the only thing that saves us from ourselves. I am convinced that humans need to leave Earth'. The world-famous physicist was talking at a recent science festival in Trondheim, Norway. And his k...

- The Raw Story - US

Sad robot takes dip in a fountain.

Science and technology luminaries such as Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have spent years warning us about the dangers of AI becoming too smart. Judging by a recent photo, it seems they may have reached a new level of human intelligence; one where a machine becomes so sick of its...

- Techspot - EC

Humanity's 'sustainability' is no excuse for abandoning planet Earth.

"Spreading out into space will completely change the future of humanity," says Stephen Hawking. It "may be the only thing that saves us from ourselves. I am convinced that humans need to leave Earth".

- PhysOrg - NL

Blanca Li dances with robots to better understand them.

Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking are deeply concerned about AI, but the tech and its ramifications are poorly understood by the public. That disconnect prompted Blanca Li and her dance company to create a choreography for eight dancers calle...

- Engadget - US

Humanity's 'sustainability' is no excuse for abandoning planet Earth.

Spreading out into space will completely change the future of humanity,' says Stephen Hawking. It may be the only thing that saves us from ourselves. I am convinced that humans need to leave Earth'. The world-famous physicist was talking at a recent science festival in Trondheim, Norway. And his keynote speech to the ...

- The Conversation - UK

Science fiction vs science fact: World’s leading AI experts come to Cambridge.

The two-day conference  at Jesus College is the first major event held by the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence since its globally-publicised launch by Stephen Hawking and other AI luminaries in October 2016. Bringing together policy makers and philosophers, as well as leading figures from science and ...

- University of Cambridge - UK

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