Stephen Hawking, world renowned astrophysicist and cosmologist, will be hosting the longest AMA (Ask Me Anything) session to date on Reddit, from Monday, July 27th, 8 AM all the way until Tuesday, August 4th. The event is sponsored by Nokia and Wired and it is bound to be the scientific event of the year.
Stephen Hawking will answer every single question that he will receive from those attending the conference and he will actually be taking his time. Because Reddit expected that people will have a massive amount of questions for one of the brightest minds on the planet, the AMA session was scheduled much longer than a regular AMA session, but during this time, Stephen Hawking will mostly be taking the questions.
One of the reasons why Professor Hawking has been given such a lengthy AMA gig is due to the time it takes for him to respond to questions using his slowed communications method. Sadly the man suffers from a rare disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). This is the first time on Reddit that this format will be employed.
The 73-year-old Hawking is considered as one of the most remarkable physicists of all time, and his book “A Brief History of Time”, which tackles black holes and other cosmological objects, stirred up heated scientific debate and became a national bestseller for many years. In specific, he may shed light on the letter he and other tech personalities had signed, warning about the dangers of AI overstepping the bounds of human control.
The Reddit session can be used as a chance to discuss the implications of Stephen Hawking’s theory about artificial intelligence, to identify the risk points of this scenario, so that more people can fully grasp the extent of his theory and to find the best direction possible for science and technology to be guided towards, so that humanity can evolve in a safe environment.
This highly anticipated event will mark as the longest AMA ever in the social networking, entertainment, and news website Reddit which also served as a haven for registered members who have penchant for sharing ideas, viewpoints, know-hows, skills and opinions.