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How serious a threat is a robot uprising?

The proposed Cambridge Center for the Study of Existential Risk wants to find out, according to the Wall Street Journal and the Huffington Post. Huw Price (Cambridge) is a co-founder of the project.

From the Post:

“It tends to be regarded as a flakey concern, but given that we don’t know how serious the risks are, that we don’t know the time scale, dismissing the concerns is dangerous. What we’re trying to do is to push it forward in the respectable scientific community,” [Price] said.

 

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