In a Reddit AMA, the eminent physicist warns that while increasing automation could give us a world of "luxurious leisure," that "most people can end up miserably poor if the machine-owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution." (more…)
His idea of the universe's greatest mystery has nothing to do with space.
Stephen Hawking said the mystery he found most intriguing is “women.” It’s a tired sexist trope.
Stephen Hawking makes headlines with every utterance, whether he is making bets with colleagues, attending movie premieres, expounding on A.I., or slyly suggesting women are the ultimate mystery. Now he’s inspired a lyrical sonnet ruminating on relativity, quantum mechanics and (of course) black holes. Read more...
In a Reddit Ask Me Anything session, the physicist expresses more concern about economic inequality than about artificial intelligence.
Machines won't bring about the economic robot apocalypse -- but greedy humans will, according to physicist Stephen Hawking. In a Reddit Ask Me Anything session on Thursday, the scientist predicted that economic inequality will skyrocket...Show More Summary
Stephen Hawking talks artificial intelligence, the funniest thing on the Internet and the enduring mystery of women
Plus, his favorite song of all time and his fears about artificial intelligence
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...Show More Summary
In a Reddit "Ask-Me-Anything" thread on Thursday, world-famous astrophysicist Stephen Hawking fielded questions on everything from artificial intelligence to his favorite movie. Hawking has been outspoken about the dangers of AI, which...Show More Summary
In July, famed physicist Stephen Hawking offered to answer questions from the public in a Reddit AMA. Unlike the usual AMA style, where an interviewee sits and answers questions in real time for several hours, Hawking (who can type only...Show More Summary
Is Stephen Hawking having trouble settling on whether we should try to make contact with extraterrestrial life? The celebrated physicist -- whose life was the subject of the 2014 Oscar-winning movie, "The Theory of Everything" -- has long warned of the dangers of letting aliens know we're here. Show More Summary
bd594 created a wonderful cover of “Break On Through (To the Other Side)” by The Doors using vintage electronic equipment and a Stephen Hawking like sythensized voice. Here’s a full list of what was used: HP ScanJet 3C – Vocals DECTalk Express – Vocals Yamaha CX-5M Computer – Saw Wave Bass Yamaha CX-5M Computer – […]
On the occasion of the U.K.’s National Poetry Day, The Guardian’s “Books Blog” introduces a few familiar faces–Stephen Hawking, Samantha Morton, and Sean Bean–who are participating in this year’s theme: light. 2015 marks the 21st annual poetry celebration (which, this year, is a week-long). National Poetry Day participants are encouraged to document their own creative […]
Washington's "scaremongering" based entirely on a nonexistent threat has always been used by US hawks to justify their aggressive military plans, US author Stephen Lendman notes, adding that Russia's "menace" widely discussed by Pentagon officials is "fabricated rubbish."
Technically Incorrect: The famed physicist says that simple math makes him believe there are aliens out there.
Tonight Comedy Central's Daily Show brings its first episode with Trevor Noah as the new host. While we wait to find out if he'll be able to fill Jon Stewart's shoes (and compete with a tech-focused Stephen Colbert), this is also the week Avengers: Age of Ultron arrives on Blu-ray, along with the Entourage movie, and a new release of Christine. Show More Summary
In a career spanning almost forty years, Transworld Publishing Director Sally Gaminara has worked with authors including Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins and Nick Robinson. Exclusively for Think Smarter, Sally reflects on the editing process.
On September 25, the United Nations will commit to 17 Global Goals to fight poverty, inequality, and injustice! How can you help? Professor Stephen Hawking wants you to tell the world!