Fifty Nobel laureates called the main threat to humanity

The British Times Higher Education conducted a survey of 50 Nobel prize winners in physics, chemistry, physiology (or medicine) and Economics. The magazine, in particular, asked the opinion of scientists about global threats to humanity and the possible competition from artificial intelligence.

The main danger for mankind 34 percent of scientists called the growth of population and environmental degradation (global warming), 23 per cent by nuclear war, 8% infectious diseases and drug resistance.

To the question “will the introduction of artificial intelligence and robots reduce the need for researchers-people?” half responded “unlikely,” 24% — “definitely no” and “possible,” 2 percent (one person) — “definitely Yes”. “Robots have no imagination,” said one of the scientists.

With Nobel laureates disagree American businessman Elon Musk and British scientist Stephen Hawking (Nobel laureates), who have repeatedly called artificial intelligence a threat to humanity.

Since 1901, the Nobel prize in physics, chemistry, physiology (or medicine) and the economy became less 700 people today on the planet these scientists live 235.