Within a span of a few weeks, three of the most respected people in the big-thoughts, high-tech community expressed concern about the future development of artificial intelligence. Stephen Hawking, the renowned physicist, said "the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race…It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever-increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn't compete, and would be superseded."
Meanwhile Elon Musk CEO of electric car maker Tesla Motors, and CEO and co-founder of the commercial space flight company SpaceX said: "I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I were to guess at what our biggest existential threat is, it's probably that… With artificial intelligence, we are summoning the demon.”
Bill Gates added: “I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don't understand why some people are not concerned. “