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Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Hundreds More Call for Ban on Autonomous Weapons

Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Hundreds More Call for Ban on Autonomous Weapons

According to Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, Noam Chomsky, and hundreds of AI and robotics researchers, governments should ban autonomous weapons in order to prevent a “military AI arms race.” In a letter signed by over 1,000, Musk, Hawking and others say that most AI researchers “have no interest in building AI weapons, and do not want others to …

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Stephen Hawking ‘Very Proud’ of Eddie Redmayne For His Oscar Best Actor Win

Stephen Hawking took to Facebook Sunday to congratulate Eddie Redmayne on his Oscar win for best actor for his portrayal of the ALS-afflicted physicist in The Theory Of Everything. Stephen Hawking was unable to attend the awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday, but sent a message of congratulations via his Facebook page, saying he was “proud” of the actor. …

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Shirley MacLaine Criticized After Suggesting the Holocaust Victims’ Fate Was a Result of Karma

Shirley MacLaine is finding herself in hot water with anti-Semitic groups for comments she made about the Holocaust in her book, What If…. In her book, Shirley MacLaine questions whether the victims of the Holocaust might be responsible for their own fate because of Karma. “What if most Holocaust victims were balancing their karma from ages before, when they were …

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Stephen Hawking Says Mankind Should Fear Artifical Intelligence

Stephen Hawking is usually the guy defending and promoting science and technology, but even he knows when science has gone too far. He recently talked about artificial intelligence and said that it could mean the end for mankind as we know it. “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” he said while speaking …

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Stephen Hawking: I’d Like To Play A Bond Villain

When you think of James Bond villains, you usually have an image in your head of some stern looking bald guy in a chair petting a white Turkish Angora cat, or a short man that throws a razor brimmed bowler hat. That’s not meant to rhyme. Professor Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author of A Brief History …

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Stephen Hawking Thinks He Would Make An Excellent James Bond Baddie

Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned theoretical physicist, believes he would make a great James Bond villain. “My ideal role would be a baddie in a James Bond film,” the told Wired, according to The Telegraph. “I think the wheelchair and the computer voice would fit the part.” Hawking was diagnosed with motor neuron disease when he was 21. The disease eventually …

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Stephen Hawking: My Wheelchair and Voice Would Make Me a Great Bond Villain

Stephen Hawking has been confined to a wheelchair for over 40 years. He has not been able to speak the way most people do since 1985. When he was first diagnosed with his disease, he was only expected to live two more years. He’s not only beaten that, but beaten it soundly. But Stephen Hawking has been in television shows, …

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Stephen Hawking Cracks a Joke on Eddie Radmayne

Apparently Eddie Redmayne likes to play in deep water. His performance as Marius in Les Miserables alongside Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman got him some serious respect. But now he’s stepping into the shoes of one of the smartest men in the world, Stephen Hawking. Most of the world nowadays only knows Stephen Hawking as a man in a wheelchair …

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Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook, Posts Ice Bucket Challenge Video

“I have always wondered what makes the universe exist. Time and space may forever be a mystery, but that has not stopped my pursuit. Our connections to one another have grown infinitely and now that I have the chance, I’m eager to share this journey with you. Be curious, I know I will forever be.” With that post, Stephen Hawking …

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Maggie Smith Receives Extremely Rare Honor from Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle

Maggie Smith received a rare, distinguished honor from Queen Elizabeth II Friday during a ceremony at Windsor Castle. The actress, who portrays Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey, received the honor for her contribution to theater, cinema and television for the past 60 years. Companions of Honor is awarded to very few people and is limited to 65 living …

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Stephen Hawking Called a ‘Fool’ by Kirk Cameron’s Buddy, Ray Comfort

Stephen Hawking is one of the smartest men in the world. If the world of our grandparents had Albert Einstein, we have had Stephen Hawking. Hawking’s book “A Brief History of Time” is something you can’t get out of college without at least carrying around and acting like you are reading. The man is a cosmologist. Of all the “-ologists” …

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Stephen Hawking Is an Atheist, But Does Have Faith in Something

In a recent interview with El Mundo, Stephen Hawking confirmed that he is an atheist. This may come as a surprise to some, since Hawking has been known to speak and write about such things as knowing “the mind of God” by science expounding a “theory of everything”. Later, though, Hawking also said that the universe can be created “out …

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