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The myth of human consciousness and accidental AI

Intuition is a wonderful thing. But being self-aware is really over rated. Most animals apparently manage very well without a consciousness. So does it matter so much that we can blush? As for choice, such things might be nothing more than an intricate illusion…

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Artificial Intelligence: a pattern of things to come

Artificial Intelligence, or AI is one of the most enduring themes of science fiction. How close are we? Depends what you want from AI. If you were to map the progress of Artificial Intelligence along the progression of a humans life, in many respects, AI is still a toddler playing with coloured blocks…

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What’s the odds of ‘bots destroying on-line gambling?

Humanity was dealt a decisive blow by a poker-playing artificial intelligence program called Polaris during the Man-Machine Poker Competition in Las Vegas…

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The future of mankind: predictions of a new world

The future of mankind is one driven by the need to innovate. The pressures on our species are unique, which will in time give rise to unique solutions to the problems of our past, present and of our future…