The world-renowned physicist, who has spoken out about the dangers of artificial intelligence in the past, believes we need to establish a way of identifying threats quickly, before they have a chance to escalate.
Stephen Hawking has warned that technology needs to be controlled in order to prevent it from destroying the human race.
Hawking himself immediately notes one of the key dangers in even beginning a discussion of such a planetary administration. That might sound wonderful if you believe in the ideas of socialism and benevolent dictators, but as a wise man once said, the problem with benevolent dictators is that you so rarely get two benevolent ones in a row. Any political body that powerful would almost certainly build up unchecked and unstoppable might before anyone had time to react. Even if such a government claimed to be making decisions based on what’s in your best interest, there will never be one set of rules which the majority of humanity would agree actually drove things in the direction where our personal interests lie.