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These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStephen Hawking: He told the BBC: But others are less gloomy about AI's prospects.
The theoretical physicist, who has the motor neurone disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ALSis using a new system developed by Intel to speak.
Machine learning experts from the British company Swiftkey were also involved in its creation. Their technology, already employed as a smartphone keyboard app, learns how the professor thinks and suggests the words he might want to use next.
Prof Hawking says the primitive forms of artificial intelligence developed so far have already proved very useful, but he fears the consequences of creating something that can match or surpass humans.
Image copyright ALAMY Image caption Stanley Kubrick's film and its murderous computer HAL encapsulate many people's fears of how AI could pose a threat to human life "It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate," he said.
Image copyright Cleverbot Image caption Cleverbot is software that is designed to chat like a human would "Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn't compete, and would be superseded.
Cleverbot's software learns from its past conversations, and has gained high scores in the Turing test, fooling a high proportion of people into believing they are talking to a human.
Rise of the robots Mr Carpenter says we are a long way from having the computing power or developing the algorithms needed to achieve full artificial intelligence, but believes it will come in the next few decades.
But he is betting that AI is going to be a positive force. Prof Hawking is not alone in fearing for the future. In the short term, there are concerns that clever machines capable of undertaking tasks done by humans until now will swiftly destroy millions of jobs.
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Elon Musk, chief executive of rocket-maker Space X, also fears artificial intelligence In the longer term, the technology entrepreneur Elon Musk has warned that AI is "our biggest existential threat". He quotes the director of GCHQ's warning about the net becoming the command centre for terrorists: Image caption Prof Hawking is using new software to speak, but has opted to keep the same voice But one aspect of his own tech - his computer generated voice - has not changed in the latest update.
Prof Hawking concedes that it's slightly robotic, but insists he didn't want a more natural voice. Prof Murray Shanahan provides a brief introduction to AI.Nato defence ministers are reviewing progress in what's known as the alliance's "enhanced forward presence" - its deployment of troops eastwards to reassure worried allies, and deter any Russian.
Prof Stephen Hawking, one of Britain's pre-eminent scientists, has said that efforts to create thinking machines pose a threat to our very existence.
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