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Stephen Hawking explains to John Oliver why he's wary of artificial intelligence

Hawking was the first guest on Oliver's new segment: "People Who Think Good"


Sarah Gray
June 16, 2014 5:40PM (UTC)

Last night on "Last Week Tonight," host John Oliver interviewed the brilliant Stephen Hawking; it was the first installment of his new series "People Who Think Good."

The segment was alternately amusing (Hawking has a great sense of humor) and mind rattling, as the two discuss everything from Oliver's chances of dating an actress to the dangers that still face our world.

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Hawking also explains one thing he hopes people will understood of his work: imaginary time. They also chat about Hawking's Op-Ed piece about artificial intelligence and why he's wary of it.

The illuminating interview can be watched below:


Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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