The man who helped set up Britain’s largest technology company has warned that artificial intelligence is so advanced that we “have arrived at a time in history where evolution is coming to an end”. Arm founder Hermann Hauser, who has been dubbed “the godfather of venture capital” after investing in more than 100 tech startups, said that it was critical that businesses and governments started shaping how artificial intelligence will affect society.  “We are quite bad at defining problems, so having a common way of working out among ourselves what our goals are as humanity is the key problem for next 20 to 30 years,” he said during the Cogx conference in London.

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