Stephen Hawking mourned by Chinese netizens
Brilliant scientist talked about the danger of AI in speech broadcast in Beijing last year
Scientist Stephen Hawking -- one of the most brilliant minds in history -- has died at the age of 76.
In recent years, Hawking was among the leading voices warning about the danger of artificial intelligence.
“I believe there is no real difference between what can be achieved by a biological brain and what can be achieved by a computer,” he said. “Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete and could be superseded by AI.”
On Wednesday, news of Stephen Hawking’s death was the top trending topic on Weibo.