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Once and future sins | Aeon
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Ethics

Once and future sins

In 2115, when our descendants look back at our society, what will they condemn as our greatest moral failing?

Stephen Cave & Stefan Klein

The free-will scale | Aeon
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Cognition and intelligence

The free-will scale

Like IQ or EQ, there should be FQ: a freedom quotient to show how much free will we have – and how to get more

Stephen Cave

Conscious exotica | Aeon
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Computing and artificial intelligence

Conscious exotica

From algorithms to aliens, could humans ever understand minds that are radically unlike our own?

Murray Shanahan

Now it’s time to prepare for the Machinocene | Aeon
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Computing and artificial intelligence

Now it’s time to prepare for the Machinocene

Huw Price

Intelligence: a history | Aeon
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Cognition and intelligence

Intelligence: a history

Intelligence has always been used as fig-leaf to justify domination and destruction. No wonder we fear super-smart robots

Stephen Cave

fAIth | Aeon
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Computing and artificial intelligence

fAIth

The most avid believers in artificial intelligence are aggressively secular – yet their language is eerily religious. Why?

Beth Singler

Are ‘you’ just inside your skin or is your smartphone part of you? | Aeon
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Information and communication

Are ‘you’ just inside your skin or is your smartphone part of you?

Karina Vold

Dungeons and Dragons, not chess and Go: why AI needs roleplay | Aeon
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Computing and artificial intelligence

Dungeons and Dragons, not chess and Go: why AI needs roleplay

Beth Singler

Brutality is common in video games, but not sexual violence. Why? | Aeon
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Ethics

Brutality is common in video games, but not sexual violence. Why?

Henry Shevlin

Robot says: Whatever | Aeon
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Automation and robotics

Robot says: Whatever

What stands in the way of all-powerful AI isn’t a lack of smarts: it’s that computers can’t have needs, cravings or desires

Margaret Boden

Can we understand other minds? Novels and stories say: no | Aeon
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Stories and literature

Can we understand other minds? Novels and stories say: no

Kanta Dihal