will robots become self aware like the movie terminator
Prof Hawking told the BBC he felt that full artificial intelligence, which is used in a basic form in his new system, “could spell the end of the human race”.
He said: “The primitive forms of artificial intelligence we already have have proved very useful. But I think the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” He added that the technology would eventually become self-aware and “supersede” humanity as it developed faster than biological evolution.
could this be inevitable and what will happen to the human spirit
Not a chance. After all we do not even have a so called Robot or AI machine that can go 3 City Blocks on its own. Assuming City Blocks have stairs, traffic, etc.. So do not confuse a Robot that is working in a factory and executing a Software Code to carry on a specific repetitive task with thinking.
Elon Musk, the guy from the Tesla electric cars is scared of what's coming and he even warns us for the potential of artificial intelligence, Google is also calling for "Kill-Switch" and if big companies like these two are getting nervous I think it might be a good idea to keep your eyes and ears wide open and look what they say and do about it...
Robots becoming " self aware " is not the issue.
Humans becoming self un-aware is the issue. To be exact if you let Machines think for you, then Machines will Win. OTOH, if you think for yourself and use Machines to empower you, then robots will be a highly useful tool that will many times increase your Power as a Human. But unfortunately, many Humans are too lazy in the mind, they do not think freely and Independently, and hence these Humans that allow Machines to think for them, are in danger of being replaced by Machines (aka Robots).