For the next nine days, Stephen Hawking will be taking the Internet’s queries about all things related to artificial intelligence (AI).
Hawking is answering questions via Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) series — a question-and-answer session that other popular scientists, such as Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye, have previously hosted. Reddit users can start submitting their questions for Hawking today (July 27) and can continue to do so until next Tuesday (Aug. 4) at 8 a.m. EDT.
The best questions (i.e., the ones “favorited” the most by other Reddit users) will find their way to Hawking, who has promised to answer as many queries as possible over the next few weeks. Typically, Reddit AMAs are much shorter ordeals that are conducted in real time and only last about an hour. But Hawking, who suffers from a motor neuron disease that left him paralyzed, will answer questions at his own pace. Reddit moderators will update the AMA page at an unspecified future date and will also be posting Hawking’s answers on the “r/Science” subreddit.
To ask Stephen Hawking a question or to follow the discussion about AI, visit the Reddit AMA.