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"I think we have to be aware of that and I think that people developing that - us and other companies and universities - need to realize and take seriously our responsibilities and to have ethical concerns at the top of our minds," Hassabis told the BBC, adding that Musk brought the concerns to his attention. But he doesn't believe in Terminators, calling the idea of a killer robot "extremely unrealistic" adding that he doesn't worry about it. Instead, he's concerned with unintended consequences of making robots smart.

He adds that Google is currently setting up a ethics committee.

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