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Computer Takeover Won’t Happen, Say a Scientist and Philosopher

Jobst Landgrebe and Barry Smith say that the Singularity advocates are missing something fundamental about computers vs. humans
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Robot with Artificial Intelligence observing human skull in Evolved Cybernetic organism world. 3d rendered image
Robot with Artificial Intelligence observing human skull in Evolved Cybernetic organism world. 3d rendered image

The Hyper-Specialization of University Researchers

So many papers are published today in increasingly narrow specialties that, if there is still a big picture, hardly anyone can see it
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Would You Trust a Robot To Do Surgery on You?

If you were an astronaut, you may not have an alternative
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Future Of Medicine

E-Books: What’s To Know About a New Way To Read

The electronic books might appeal to people with more interests than space to store stuff
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Woman reading online news on digital tablet
Woman reading online news on digital tablet

One Thing We Can Know About Computers: They Are Not Creative

Computer engineer Robert J. Marks explains that to David Krieger at the Power Hour
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The face of a businessman and a robot opposite each other look into the eyes. Modern technologies, robot versus human, artificial intelligence, neural networks. 3D render, 3D illustration.
The face of a businessman and a robot opposite each other look into the eyes. Modern technologies, robot versus human, artificial intelligence, neural networks. 3D render, 3D illustration.

Surprise Finding About Human Hearing

It turns out, many cells send information to the brain, not just a few
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Hearing loss problem, Asian old man with hand on ear gesture trying to listen shouting woman, Aging senior decline in hearing ability, Elderly health problems concept.

Is Dilbert part of a much bigger Cancel?

Humor consists largely in identifying the difference between our aspirations and our achievements
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Expressive black man with microphone. Stand-up comedian on night background. Comedy show on local television. Old funny story.
Expressive black man with microphone. Stand-up comedian on night background. Comedy show on local television. Old funny story.

The Courts: May Social Media Censor Speech and Ban Users?

Two federal appeals courts came down on opposite sides. Hear the story
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megaphone wrapped in barbed wire. the concept of banning freedom of speech. censorship barbed wire megaphone

Why should we believe that the human mind is immortal?

Philosopher Moreland: Think of the soul like a chest of drawers and think of the mind and the spirit like two drawers in the chest of drawers
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Sea soul. Abstract marine backgrounds with sun beam and underwater landscape
Sea soul. Abstract marine backgrounds with sun beam and underwater landscape

Why AI Could (But May Not) Predict School Shootings

There is no solution that is not run through natural intelligence, computer science prof Robert J. Marks explains
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A young man with a pistol gun is standing in front of a high school preparing to go inside and commit a horrible violent mass murder shooting.
A young man with a pistol gun is standing in front of a high school preparing to go inside and commit a horrible violent mass murder shooting.

What Difference Has the CHIPS Act Made to the U.S. and Taiwan?

We need to first look at the broader picture of what the CHIPS Act is intended to do
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An advanced CPU printed with a flag of USA on a neon glowing electronic circuit board. Illustration of the concept of United States made high-end micro chips.
An advanced CPU printed with a flag of USA on a neon glowing electronic circuit board. Illustration of the concept of United States made high-end micro chips.

At COSM 2022, Blake Lemoine Faces Computer Engineers

… not talk show hosts… about his claim that chatbot LaMDA is a real person. Venture capitalist Matt McIlwain hosts the panel
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Group of IT experts
Group of IT experts

Is Cryptocurrency Part of the Overall Future of Money?

Experts clash over whether crypto could replace government-issued currency
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Making Art Is Uniquely Human

While the architects of AI "art" tools like to think their technology can replace human creativity, the artistic impulse is uniquely human
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