Nine times tech leaders warned us that robots will kill us all: Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and more

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Computers and machines are becoming increasingly sophisticated as advances in the field of artificial intelligence start to come through thick and fast. 

But some of the most intelligent people in the world are deeply concerned that one day in the not-so-distant future the robots could rise against us, posing a threat to the very existence of humanity.

Stephen Hawking gave his take yesterday, and not for the first time, warning that "the rise of powerful AI will be either the best, or the worst thing" for humanity. But he's far from the only one to speak out on the topic. 

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