Will robots or other computers ever become so fast and powerful that they become conscious, creative, and free?
How does information theory challenge Darwinian evolution? And how can the methods of probability be used to assess key evolutionary claims?
Eric Cassell discuss the No Free Lunch theorems of William Macready and David Wolpert, and the problem of blind searches for everything from Rubik’s cube solutions to the formula for WD-40.
How could a mindless evolutionary process have evolved these sophisticated colonies?
Meet the animal kingdom’s most stunning navigators — the Arctic tern, homing pigeons, the monarch butterfly, and the desert ant, among others.