I sometimes wonder if hype about artificial intelligence, the wonderful or terrible things it will do for or to us, functions as a deliberate distraction.
The implication of design, while no doubt unintended, is so powerful it almost doesn’t need to be spelled out.
The Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence will focus on the profound concerns stirred by the mystery of minds.
Today the term Lysenkoism applies to any use of government power to enforce scientific orthodoxy.
In 2001, French scientist Alain Beauvilain and three Chadian colleagues discovered a fossil cranium in the dunes of the Chadian Sahara Desert.