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Real science can be far stranger than science fiction, and much more satisfying

Will artificial intelligence outsmart us?

Is there other intelligent life in the universe?

Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen Hawking expanded our understanding of the universe and unravelled some of its greatest mysteries. Will Artificial Intelligence Outsmart Us? considers the threat of artificial super-intelligence – as well as the likelihood of intelligent life beyond our planet.

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Brief Answers, Big Questions: this stunning paperback series offers electrifying essays from one of the greatest minds of our age, taken from the original text of the No. 1 bestselling Brief Answers to the Big Questions.