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What science fiction tells us about our trouble with artificial intelligence

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Given that the reality of AI may be fast approaching, it’s of the utmost importance that we work out what might a future with artificial intelligence might look like. Last year, an open letter with signatories including Stephen Hawking and Nick Bostrom called for AI to be of demonstrable benefit to...

Does The Discovery Of The Higgs Boson Mean The End Of Physics?

What did Stephen Hawking mean when he said the discovery of the Higgs boson made physics boring? This question was originally answered on Quora by Shern Ren Tee.

Watch people time travel in PBS’ great series Genius by Stephen Hawking

A review of Genius By Stephen Hawking, a new unscripted series on PBS that gives three people challenges and tasks to help explain very complex ideas. Read this story »

Stephen Hawking teaches you how to think like a genius in his new TV series

Renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking is coming to the small screen in the U.S. starting Wednesday, when a six-part series begins airing on PBS and National Geographic.  The show, Genius By Stephen Hawking, explores what it takes to think like a scientific genius.  SEE ALSO: There's a star nearly 5 light-years from Earth. Show More Summary

This Week in TV: The Raptors Cross Their Fingers, and Stephen Hawking Offers Life Advice

Each week, Torontoist examines the upcoming TV listings and makes note of programs that are entertaining, informative, and of quality. Or, alternately, none of those. The result: Televisualist. Monday Mike and Molly concludes, after six seasons, because CBS didn’t want to spend more money on Melissa McCarthy’s acting services. Show More Summary

Being Afraid Of Artificial Intelligence Killing Or Enslaving Us All Is Like Fearing Monsters In The Dark

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Stephen Hawking: “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” Luciano Floridi: “Suppose you enter a dark room in an unknown building. You might panic about monsters that could be lurking in the dark. Or you could just turn on the light, to avoid bumping into furniture.”

Cohen: NATO's Actions on Russian Border May Stir Memories of Nazi Invasion

NATO is moving closer to Russia's borders throwing a monkey wrench in the possibility of the US-Russian détente; incredibly as it may seem, it is presented as Moscow's "provocation" by Washington's hawks, Professor Stephen F. Cohen noted.

Can We Trust Our Artificially Intelligent Robot Assistants to Not Make Sex Tapes?

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Joe Carmichael Much to the consternation of Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, we're at the dawn of the age of artificial intelligence. The risk? Technological progress may outpace cultural progress to a detrimental degree. Show More Summary

Told You So: Lab-Created 'Sound Black Hole' Could Prove Hawking's Theory

Professor Stephen Hawking could finally win a Nobel prize, as an Israeli scientist proves the professor's theory may be correct by creating a black hole in his laboratory.

‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ Review: Dev Patel’s Theory Of Everything Adds Up

Those who loved Eddie Redmayne’s Oscar-winning turn as genius Stephen Hawking in 2014’s The Theory Of Everything are likely to spark to a similar-feeling new movie, The Man Who Knew Infinity. This English period piece set in pre-war 1914 stars Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) as a poor young Indian man with a unique talent for numbers. Show More Summary

Aim for the Stars: Revolutionary Space Project Wants India on Board

The space exploration program “Breakthrough StarShot,” which has brought Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, world-famous cosmologist Stephen Hawking and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg together, has announced that they are looking for India’s participation.

NBA playoff scores 2016: Stephen Curry and the curse of a playoff injury

Curry's right knee puts the Warriors' season in doubt, plus Isaiah Thomas and the Celtics winning a thriller over the Hawks and everything else from Sunday's NBA Playoff slate. Stephen Curry's first half in Game 4 was quiet, but that's not what mattered. Show More Summary

Stephen Hawking Thinks Black Holes Could Be Portals to Another Universe

In a sold-out talk at Harvard, renowned scientist Stephen Hawking revealed a new theory on black holes that says they could be portals to other universes. Our minds are officially blown. Produced by Eva Hill, written by Cait Munro. ... More »

The Patriots' owner gave Stephen Hawking a jersey with Pi on the back

Stephen Hawking was in the Boston area to lecture at Harvard this week, and now the famed physicist is leaving with a quirky gift from (...)

'There Is a Way Out': Stephen Hawking Sheds New Light on Black Holes

A breakthrough in research on black holes has been revealed by the world's leading theoretical cosmologist Stephen Hawking who says "black holes ain't as black as they're painted."

Stephen Hawking -- A Brief History of Tom ... I'm a Pats Fan Now

Stephen Hawking -- the most wicked smaht guy on the planet -- is now an official fan of the New England Patriots... and he's got the custom jersey to prove it.

"The Alpha Centauri Manifesto" --Breakthrough Starshot's Interstellar Search for Life in the Universe

As all the world knows by now, Yuri Milner, the Russian billionaire investor, and Stephen Hawking, the famed astrophysicist, have revealed plans for an interstellar mission, $100 million Breakthrough Starshot, that would launch chip-sized robotic probes at more than 25...

Top 10 Comments of the Week: Avatar, Selena Gomez, Supreme & More

This past week James Cameron confirmed the release of four new Avatar movies, Stephen Hawking teamed up with a Russian billionaire to find aliens once and for all, Selena Gomez revealed her ultra sexy shoot with GQ, and Supreme dropped a new dry sack for those camping out in the rain. Below you’ll find a […]

Stephen Hawking's many Chinese fans are over the moon as he joins them on social media

Stephen Hawking had a cosmically good week in China. "Greetings to my friends in China! It has been too long!" the 74-year-old British astrophysicist wrote in his first post on Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter, last week. "In my physical travels, I have only been able to touch the surface...

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