Feb 192015
 

Professor Stephen Hawking has said recently that efforts to create thinking machines could put the human race in danger.

 

 

Vocabulary and definitions

you’ll need all your wits about you – you will have to think very quickly
artificial – man-made to look or behave like something natural
genius – someone very intelligent
synthetic – something made artificially
threat – something which can put us in danger
to surpass – to have superior abilities
to pursuit their goals – to try and meet their objectives
moral compass – a natural perception people have about what is right and what is wrong

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