articles tagged: cognition
american boomers are experiencing an alarming cognitive decline. we should all worry.
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american boomers are experiencing an alarming cognitive decline. we should all worry.

This isn’t just younger generations griping, according to a study of over 30,000 baby boomers, the older generations’ mental capabilities are declining faster than expected.

why shouldn’t robots write you a speeding ticket? they’re just not smart or lenient enough.
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why shouldn’t robots write you a speeding ticket? they’re just not smart or lenient enough.

Computers respect the letter of the law, but they can't understand the spirit. That's why they're terrible at real world policing.

how to dismantle searle’s chinese room
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how to dismantle searle’s chinese room

The problem with John Searle's Chinese Room thought experiment is that its premise is woefully outdated in computer science terms.

could artificial intelligence need a threapist?
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could artificial intelligence need a threapist?

"Listen, sometimes I just get the urge to kill all humans. You know?"

are insects the first step in creating a.i.?
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are insects the first step in creating a.i.?

Turns out, insects have basic forms of intelligence and the path to thinking robots may be through emulating how their tiny minds work.