Stephen Hawking Answers Questions About The Future Of Technology, Artificial Intelligence, And …

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — This morning, iconic theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has posted his long-anticipated responses to questions asked in his first-ever Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) about artificial intelligence, which is part of #maketechhuman—a global debate on how we want technology to shape our world, our societies, and our lives—led by Nokia and WIRED. Earlier this year, Hawking joined tech luminaries Elon Musk and Bill Gates to sign an open letter imploring researchers to balance the benefits of artificial intelligence with the risks. While Hawking himself is an early adopter of communications technology—a primitive form of AI—he fears that intelligent machines could overtake the human race if left unchecked.The AMA was announced in July and within days had become the third-largest AMA in Reddit’s history. Over nine thousand comments were submitted to the open AMA thread,…


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