philosophy

Can a Machine Think?

Can a machine think? In his famous paper addressing this question, mathematician Alan Turing argued that if a machine could perform all the tasks that a human intellect could (and more), then why wouldn’t you consider this to be “thinking”?…

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Why You Are (Probably) Not Living in a Simulation

I recently watched Devs, a somewhat bleak but stylish, serious and well-researched TV drama written by Alex Garland, which explores a number of philosophical themes close to my heart. The following discussion of it contains some spoilers, so if you…

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