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Renowned physicist Prof Stephen Hawking has said robots will eventually replace humanity COMPLETELY.
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Prof Hawking said that he believes artificial intelligence (AI) will eventually reach a level where it will essentially be a "new form of life that will outperform humans", the Cambridge News reports.
He said: "I fear that AI may replace humans altogether.
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"If people design computer viruses, someone will design AI that improves and replicates itself.
"This will be a new form of life that outperforms humans."
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The professor is also urging young people to be more interested in space - and science in general.
The 75-year-old has also talked to WIRED magazine about his belief that we need a new space age to entice young people to get involved in science and said there would be "serious consequences" if more people didn't show an interest.
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He added that he thinks a new space programme should be worked on urgently by the science community "with a view to eventually colonising suitable planets for human habitation."
He continued: "I believe we have reached the point of no return.
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"Our earth is becoming too small for us, global population is increasing at an alarming rate and we are in danger of self-destructing."
During the interview Prof Hawking also spoke out against Donald Trump's travel ban and the US President's climate change denial.
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In October last year (2016), Prof Hawking said he believed AI would either destroy or transform...
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