The Prince of Wales has spoken about the rise of artificial intelligence in a magazine interview marking his next 70th birthday.
Charles said he was completely opposed to the tendency for people to become in some way "a human part, machine part" in the article presented in the new edition of GQ magazine.
On Wednesday night, at the annual GQ Men Of The Year Awards, the heir to the throne received the publisher's Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to philanthropy.
Prince Charles received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to philanthropy
The prince is the cover star of the October issue of the publication and told his publisher Dylan Jones: "What is harder for me now is to face this extraordinary tendency that we have to somehow become a human part, part machine, and I totally oppose and.
"It's crazy to go so far because I think, ironically, that the more AI and robotics want to introduce, the more people will rediscover the importance of traditional crafts, the directly human things done by humans and not by machines."
Charles will celebrate his 70th birthday on November 14, a milestone for the man who has defended causes that were not fashionable before, such as the environment, and faced criticism for his views on issues such as architecture.
He went on to say in the interview: "You are accused of being controversial just because you try to draw attention to things that are not necessarily part of the conventional point of view.
"That is not always bad, but it is strange because I have always believed that living on a finite planet means that we must recognize that this imposes certain limitations and limits on our human ambition to maintain the viability of the planet.
The prince and heir to the throne is the cover star of the October issue of GQ
"That's why it matters so much that the way we operate must be in tune with the way nature and the universe work and not the way we think it should work, which is what we've been doing."
With the Queen, 92, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 96, who now effectively retired, Charles's role in supporting his mother will become increasingly important.
It was stressed that there are still causes that need defense.
He said: "My problem is that there are too many things that need to be done or fought on behalf of, just the number of things that are under threat all the time as a result of one way or another.
& # 39; I've seen it happen so often. It goes around for 20 or 25 years and then it gives you a sudden panic attack because something is gone and then you try to get it back, and at that point it costs a fortune, instead of trying to keep things that are essential to our lives as beings. humans. & # 39;