Tonight, I'm joined by actor William Hurt, who has starred in so many notable films throughout his career, including Broadcast News and Kiss of the Spiderwoman. The Academy Award-winner's latest project is the upcoming AMC drama series, HUMANS. The show, which premieres June 28th, takes place in a parallel present where the newest must-have gadget is an artificially intelligent servant, known as a "Synth."
Some prominent members of the scientific community have been outspoken with their concerns about artificial intelligence, including famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. In the clip below, Hurt shares his thoughts on the potential dangers of living in a world with hyper-intelligent machines.
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