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Elon Musk And Stephen Hawking Call For Ban On Autonomous Military Robots

There’s no question that the age of autonomous killing machines is upon us. But some very smart and very influential people would like to turn back the clock.


Stephen Hawking Backs $US100 Million Search For Aliens

The Breakthrough Listen project is our latest attempt to see if any other civilisations have made it through the Great Filter without destroying themselves in radioactive fires, investing $US100 million in the never-ending hunt for aliens clever enough to have invented telly and satellites.


Stephen Hawking On Space Colonisation, Villainy, And Predictive Text 

The fictional version of Stephen Hawking is getting a lot of attention thanks to the biopic The Theory of Everything. But real-life Stephen Hawking is far more badass than his big-screen counterpart. He’s also up for discussing his theories on pretty much everything, as Wired’s recent interview shows.


Is Stephen Hawking Right? Could AI Lead To The End Of Humankind?

The famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has revived the debate on whether our search for improved artificial intelligence will one day lead to thinking machines that will take over from us.


Stephen Hawking's ACAT: Changing The Life Of One Of Our Greatest Minds

Were it not for technology, one of the greatest minds of our time, that belonging to Professor Stephen Hawking, would lack a voice, a means to express ideas that greatly expand our understanding of the universe.


Stephen Hawking's New Speech System Has SwiftKey Suggestions

Stephen Hawking’s famous computer-generated speech system just got a whole lot better. Intel redesigned the software he’s been using to pick out his words for almost 20 years, and the new version comes complete with SwiftKey predictions.


Yes, Time Travel Is Possible; Here's How

Time travel’s been one of man’s wildest fantasies for centuries. It’s long been a popular trend in movies and fiction, inspiring everything from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine to the Charlton Heston shrine that is The Planet of the Apes. And with the opening of Interstellar today — not to spoil anything — we’re about to fantasize about it even more.


Theory Of Everything Review: Stephen Hawking's Little-Known Love Story

When you hear about Stephen Hawking, you hear about his mind. What you hear about far less is his life, and that’s a shame. Within it, there is a beautiful love story. Rightly so, The Theory of Everything brings the personal tale of one of the brightest living humans to light.


A Brief History Of Scientists Hunting For Time Travellers

Time travel is possible — or at least a lot of serious physicists say so. It’s probably not possible to pull it off in a souped-up Delorean, but there are wormholes, Tipler cylinders, and other Einstein-inspired theories for how it could work. Which raises the question: Why haven’t we met any visitors from another time?


See Young Stephen Hawking In Love In New Theory Of Everything Trailer

You know Stephen Hawking as one of the smartest living people on the planet, but you may not know the story of his life before he was famous. Here’s the second trailer from the upcoming movieThe Theory of Everything, which tells his tale.


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