Reddit AMA: Stephen Hawking talks artificial intelligence

If you don’t know who Dr. Hawkings is, he is one of the world’s most brilliant minds in the field of physics and even with ALS and at the age of 73 he continues to contribute to the scientific community.

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For those not interested in AI or the rise of robots, Hawking will also be answering questions relating to space, time, and anything else that might make it to the top of the pile.

As such, the good professor will be the first Ask Me Anything (AMA) guest on Reddit to ever hold a week-long session.

Those of you who’ve ever wanted to ask Stephen Hawking a question will have your chance courtesy of Reddit.

When Stephen Hawking does something, he has to do it big. This twist is necessary as it would allow Hawking to come up with answers with his assistive computer system, which could take a while to complete.

Stephen Hawking, the legendary theoretical physicist, will now take your questions. Hawking joined Russian billionaire Yuri Milner this week to unveil a new, $100 million effort to identify intelligent alien life in the cosmos, a project that will be led by UC Berkeley’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Research Center.

Hawking is answering questions via Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) series – a question-and-answer session that other popular scientists, such as Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye, have previously hosted. This should help Hawking get to as many questions as possible. All queries will be voted upon by the Reddit community, with those receiving the most upvotes scoring some screen time with the AMA moderators.

For more information on the AMA and #maketechhuman, visit WIRED.com/maketechhuman.

Now is the right time to get in place a ban, say over 1,000 researchers including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, Jaan Talinn and Naom Chomsky, in the open letter which will be presented at the worldwide Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Beunos Aires on 28 July.

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To him, as we make our growth and radical strides towards improving technology, it’s important that we remember why we do so: to improve humanity and our condition.

Stephen Hawking on Reddit: Ask Him a Question on Artificial Intelligence