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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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Robot rights for the wrong reasons?

We’ve all seen them in the movies. We’ve seen them laying waste to cities in The Terminator, and we’ve seen them run amok in I, Robot, too.