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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The morning of February 1, 2018, MIT President L. Rafael Reif sent an email addressed to the entire institute community. In it was an announcement introducing the world to a new era of innovation—the MIT Intelligence Quest, or MIT IQ

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Via Science: “The controversial question of whether machines may ever be conscious must be based on a careful consideration of how consciousness arises in the only physical system that undoubtedly possesses it: the human brain. We suggest that the word “consciousness” conflates two different types of information-processing computations in the brain”

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A Norwegian startup company has created an automaton that helps children with long-term sickness be part of normal life again

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As technology progresses from inanimate objects governed by numbers to human-looking machines controlled with conversations, it raises questions as to the compassion owed to artificial intelligence—and each other

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