Humans Star William Hurt on the Potential Dangers of Artificial Intelligence

06/18/2015 10:43 am ET | Updated Jun 18, 2016

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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