Stephen Hawking Warns About the Dangers of Artifical Intelligence in His First Reddit AMA

“We’re in trouble.”   Over two months ago, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking asked the entire world to “ask him anything” in a post in Reddit’s science community. Today, his long-awaited answers were posted in his first ever AMA. Since Hawking suffers from Lou Gehrig’s disease, the only way he’s able to communicate is by typing with facial movements. As you can imagine, this is a laborious and time-consuming process. Over 9,000 questions were asked. Hawking answered nine of them. Hawking warned about the dangers of artificial intelligence (A.I.), but he implies that the media’s perception is quite wrong. We’ve heard their rhetoric before—If we’re not careful then evil robots will enslave us and take over the world. But Hawking says that A.I. won’t be evil for evil’s sake. He explains: “The real risk…


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