Computers and machines are becoming increasingly sophisticated as advances in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) 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 up against us, posing a threat to the very existence of humanity. Giants of the tech industry, from academic heavyweights Tim Berners-Lee and Stephen Hawking, to industrial titans Elon Musk and Bill Gates, have all weighed in on their concerns for an AI beyond human control.