Stephen Hawking Talks Killer Robots, Favorite Song in Reddit AMA

Back in July, famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking began taking questions for his first-ever Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session. Thursday morning, his answers were revealed. In what turned out to be the third largest AMA in Reddit’s history, a lot of people were curious to know if Hawking thought machines are going to rise up and destroy humanity. Related: Ask Stephen Hawking Anything in His First Reddit AMA “The real risk with AI isn’t malice but competence,” Hawking wrote, referring to artificial intelligence. “You’re probably not an evil ant-hater who steps on ants out of malice, but if you’re in charge of a hydroelectric green energy project and there’s an anthill in the region to be flooded, too bad for the ants.” He added, “Let’s not place humanity in…


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