There’s just something about craft store cuteness that doesn’t suggest the coming war against AI

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Under the direction of Rebecca Wilbanks, a postdoctoral fellow in the Berman Institute and the Dept of the History of Medicine, students have been immersing themselves in bioethics and applying what they learn to their understanding of technology, with an emphasis on robotics and reproductive technology in particular

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Maybe more than you think. In an effort to improve robotic swarming algorithms, an interdisciplinary team of scientists will study how the brain allows an animal to navigate and change its route while moving

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The old boundaries of the human self are being blurred by technology. The risks are real, but the potential is astounding

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Will thinking bots like the ones on HBO’s hit series ever be a thing?

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Artificial intelligence can turn the most dangerous industrial robots into helpful coworkers, and that could transform manufacturing. A new breed of collaborative industrial robot could transform manufacturing by blurring the line between human and machine capabilities

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Suppose we had robots perfectly identical to men, women and children and we were permitted by law to interact with them in any way we pleased. How would you treat them?

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For more than two millennia, Western thinkers have separated emotion from cognition – emotion being the poorer sibling of the two. Cognition helps to explain the nature of space-time and sends humans to the Moon. Emotion might save the lioness in the savannah, but it also makes humans act irrationally with disconcerting frequency

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