Submitted by SquishyGorilla 1044d ago | news

Cambridge University Centre To Study "Extinction-Level" Threat To Humans From Technology

NRM: "Researchers at the University of Cambridge have formed a new centre to explore the threat advances in technology may pose on the human species. The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER), they will investigate developments in biotechnology, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence, figuring out how these areas could become a threat to humanity.

The first line of defence against Skynet is now in place." (Culture)

armchaircritic00  +   1044d ago
Can't help but feel this is incredibly necessary

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