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WBR: Could artificial intelligence end humanity? 02 Dec 14

December 2nd, 2014

Episode 108 of 859 episodes

Professor Stephen Hawking, one of the world's leading scientists, warns that artificial intelligence "could spell the end of the human race" - we find out why. Plus, Europe's flagship space rocket project gets a major funding boost - we talk to the boss of Arianespace, Stephane Israel. Also in the programme, we hear why President Putin has announced plans to abandon a gas pipeline project that would have served Europe, in favour of a new gas hub in Turkey. And we speak to Martin Tall, chief executive of 'Selfiejobs', a mobile phone app which lets people apply for jobs by uploading a 'selife'. But will a candidate's looks become more important than their experience and ability to actually do the job?