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Aliens, AI & escaping Earth: Stephen Hawking’s warnings for mankind

Aliens, AI & escaping Earth: Stephen Hawking’s warnings for mankind
One of the greatest minds of the 21st century, British cosmologist Stephen Hawking leaves behind a legacy of deep space theory, as well as a series of stark warnings for mankind.

A pioneer in developing our understanding of energy-eating supermassive black holes, Hawking spoke widely about his fears on the future of technology, mankind’s impact on Earth, and the potential existence of intelligent life beyond our planet.

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In recent months and years, the astrophysicist used guest appearances to express caution against the increasing push to improve artificial intelligence, among other pressing concerns. Here are some of his most recent warnings for mankind.

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