On the other hand, is the less likely theoretical scenario machines could carry out physical acts against humans.
In both cases, the expert has argued AI technology needs to be regulated and taught right from wrong.
He said: “I see here two possibilities. First of all, these systems can have a strong influence on people through non-physical means.
“They could manipulate, for example, with the aid of social media, even on a mass scale.
“This way they could, for example, persuade others towards hating their neighbours or another ethnic group.