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New conference examines what risks super intelligent robots might hold and how man itself may merge with machine to the point where it is no longer recognizable as human
A group of the international community's brightest research minds will meet Thursday at the four-day Global Catastrophic Risk Conference at Oxford University in England. The conference, the first of its kind, will aim to provide thought provoking discussion and analysis on how risks could lead to the end of human life or the end of our planet as we know it.
Topics at the diverse summit will include issues such as nuclear and chemical terrorism and what mankind could do if a large asteroid was headed towards Earth. The final day of the conference will perhaps be the most exciting as it discusses how new technologies, including hypothetical super-intelligent robots, could destroy mankind and life as we know it.