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 Robots Will Never Be Conscious

It’s hard to fight tropes. They’re a bit like memes – and if you’ve ever tussled with one of those, then you’ll know what I’m talking about. In sci-fi, perhaps one of the most enduring tropes is that of the sentient…

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