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Stephen Hawking is the former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and author of A Brief History of Time which was an international bestseller. Now Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at Cambridge, his other books for the general reader include A Briefer History of Time, the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universe and The Universe in a Nutshell.

In 1963, Hawking contracted motor neurone disease and was given two years to live. Yet he went on to Cambridge to become a brilliant researcher and Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. From 1979 to 2009 he held the post of Lucasian Professor at Cambridge, the chair held by Isaac Newton in 1663. Professor Hawking has over a dozen honorary degrees and was awarded the CBE in 1982. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and a Member of the US National Academy of Science. Stephen Hawking is regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein.

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슈퍼인공지능과 인류의 앞날

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 12:09 PM

조니 뎁과 모건 프리먼이 출연하고 인류의 미래에 대해 상충하는 비전을 제시하는 할리우드 블록버스터 영화 '트랜센던스(Transcendence)'가 이번 주말 개봉하면서, 고도의 지능을 가진 기계를 단순한 공상과학으로 일축하고 싶은 생각이 든다. 하지만 그건 실수다. 어쩌면 역사상 최악의 실수가 될지도 모른다. ('트랜센던스'는 고도의 지능을 가진 슈퍼컴퓨터를 소재로 한 영화로 한국에서는 5월 개봉 예정이다 :...

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Transcending Complacency on Superintelligent Machines

(257) Comments | Posted April 19, 2014 | 9:14 AM

As the Hollywood blockbuster Transcendence debuts this weekend with Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman and clashing visions for the future of humanity, it's tempting to dismiss the notion of highly intelligent machines as mere science fiction. But this would be a mistake, and potentially our worst mistake ever.

Artificial intelligence (AI)...

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