Stephen Hawking Reddit AMA: Theoretical physicist talks AI, movies and women

Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has provided his first answers for his Reddit AMA, as he opens up about women, artificial intelligence and his favourite movie. The social news platform began taking questions for Hawking way back in June, and although questions normally get a response almost immediately when high-profile figures take part in an AMA session, due to the 73-year old’s physical constraints, he has taken time answering questions. Artificial intelligence was a hot topic for Reddit users, what with Hawking having previously being outspoken about the topic and he once again warned of the perils. Speaking of the risk of robotic life exceeding humans, he said: “The real risk with AI isn’t malice but competence. A superintelligent AI will be extremely good at accomplishing its goals, and if…


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