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Ask Stephen Hawking anything in Reddit’s first week-long AMA

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It’s fair to describe Stephen Hawking as a genius, and geniuses have lots of things to say, naturally.

As such, the good professor will be the first Ask Me Anything (AMA) guest on Reddit to ever hold a week-long session.

Even Barack Obama’s AMA only lasted for half an hour, and he’s the ruddy US President.

The AMA has been extended for several reasons, but it’s mainly because Hawking’s assistive computer system takes a long to communicate compared to simply typing.

It’s also so more people get a chance to ask Hawking questions; it’s often easy to miss out on a good AMA session, even if you’re only slightly late to an on-going thread.

The AMA will kick off on Monday, July 27 at 8am (Eastern Time) / 1pm (British Summer Time) on Reddit’s /r/science subreddit, so make sure it’s pencilled into your calendars.

The session is due to run on continuously (sort of, anyway) until Tuesday, August 4, so you’ve got plenty of time to squeeze in a few questions, upvotes, and loosely related cat gifs.

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Excitingly, Hawking is expected to wax lyrical on artificial intelligence and his concerns about development in the sector.

The professor previously warned against AI, suggesting it could “spell the end of the human race” and describes the tech as “potentially our greatest mistake in history”.

What would you like to ask Stephen Hawking? Let us know in the comments below.

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