The famous theoretical physicist welcomes the establishment of an academic institution exploring the impact of artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence AI will be either the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity according to Professor Stephen Hawking.

The renowned theoretical physicist has previously warned that the development of intelligent machines could put humanity at risk of being the architect of its own destruction.

However, Professor Hawking seems to have mellowed his stance and sees potential in the creation of AI as well as the pitfalls.

Speaking at the opening of the £10 million Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence LCFI at Cambridge University, Hawking praised the advent of an academic institution dedicated to AI research and the impact it could have.

According to The Guardian, it won Hawking s approval to the extent he hailed the centre as crucial to the future of our civilisation and our species .

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