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Murray Shanahan
Professor of Cognitive Robotics, Imperial College London

Murray Shanahan is professor of cognitive robotics at Imperial College London and a Spoke Leader at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. His latest book is The Technological Singularity (2015).

Written by Murray Shanahan

Essay/
Computing & Artificial Intelligence
Conscious exotica

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

Murray Shanahan