Stephen Hawking talks technology, AI and women in his first Reddit AMA

Image: David Sandison/Associated Press By Alicia Marie Tan2015-10-08 16:36:03 UTC Stephen Hawking, genius that he is, is just like us. He finds The Big Bang Theory hilarious, and his favorite song ever written is Rod Stewart’s “Have I Told You Lately.” But what about his thoughts on artificial intelligence? Hawking posted his responses for his first-ever Reddit AMA on Thursday to talk about technology, AI and numerous other topics. The AMA was part of #maketechhuman, a conversation about technology’s role in our world, societies and lives. Hawking’s participation in the discussion comes on the heels of an open letter emphasizing the human factor of developing artificial intelligence. More than 9,000 comments were submitted to the AMA thread since it opened in July, making it the third-largest AMA ever, according to…


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