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Ask Stephen Hawking your questions on artificial intelligence.
Via: CNET
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Stephen Hawking will come to Reddit's r/science next week for his first ever AMA and he has a specific topic in mind.

It may not be entirely an 'Ask Me Anything' as Prof. Hawking wants to field questions dealing with artificial intelligence and the hurdles that we face as a species as technology moves forward in the field.

According to CNET:

Typically, a Reddit AMA is live as people throw questions at the subject, and the person tries to keep up with the barrage by responding as best as possible. But for Hawking's AMA, you'll present the questions ahead of time, and he'll answer them over the following weeks.

Specifically, you can submit your questions starting Monday July 27 at 8am ET through Tuesday, August 4, at reddit.com/r/science, and Hawking will respond over the next few weeks. Hawking, who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, uses a computer to communicate. So the delayed format will allow him the time necessary to answer questions."



Hawking joined Elon Musk and other notable industry figures earlier this year in an open letter to promote studying the possible dangers of AI research and how to avoid them.

In his first AMA, Hawking surely wants to continue that conversation.

But of course, someone will ask him about his favorite sandwich.

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World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking already has a new movie about his life, but maybe in the near future we will also see him in a work of fiction opposite 007.

"My ideal role would be a baddie in a James Bond film. I think the wheelchair and the computer voice would fit the part," he told Wired Magazine in a recent interview for their January issue.

Hawking has already made a number of cameos in TV shows including "The Simpsons" and "Star Trek," but portraying the villain in a Bond movie would be some next level awesomeness.

Although he may have to fight Christoph Waltz for the part.

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Hawking, who's nearly totally paralyzed after being diagnosed with ALS at 21, urged everyone to donate to the Motor Neuron Disease Association to "eliminate this terrible disease."

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