Here’s your chance to ask super-genius Stephen Hawking (almost) anything

Well this should be good. Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking will participate in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything (AMA) and questions are being accepted now.

Early this year, Hawking, along with Elon Musk and others, signed an open letter drafted by the Future of Life Institute, urging caution in the implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and that will be the topic of the AMA. The goal is to make sure such usage include safeguards to ensure that scientists make sure the technology, which Hawking acknowledged can help “eradicate disease and poverty,” is used wisely and not to the detriment of humankind.

Because Hawking, who is director of research, Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at Cambridge University, has ALS and must communicate through a computerized device, the AMA process will be different this time out. Per the moderator:

The AMA will be in two parts, today we [will] gather questions. Please post your questions and vote on your favorite questions, from these questions Professor Hawking will select which ones he feels he can give answers to. Once the answers have been written, we, the mods, will cut and paste the answers into this AMA and post a link to the AMA in /r/science so that people can re-visit the AMA and read his answers in the proper context.

Reddit AMAs are the wild, wild west of public discourse. There is a ton of great content and smart discussions but also a lot of trolling, rude questions, and obscenity-laced commentary. Accordingly, the community was warned to be on their best behavior for Hawking’s session.

“Comment rules will be strictly enforced, and uncivil or rude behavior will result in a loss of privileges in /r/science,” the moderator added. Members of the r/science sub-reddit group were told that if they have scientific credentials, to verify that with the site administrators.

Subscribe to Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the business of technology.

Source: https://wordpress.com/read/post/feed/21686082/763540111

Advertisements

Prinzo and Associates LLC is a tax firm located in Pittsburgh's South Hills. Since 1991 we have been helping clients with tax problems. We also help clients with retirement and other financial needs. If your business is in need of payroll, quickbooks or other financial assistance, we are here to help!

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Contact
724-942-3622
Monday - Friday 9a-5p

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 8 other followers

%d bloggers like this: