Consciousness

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The big idea: Should we worry about artificial intelligence?
Could AI turn on us, or is natural stupidity a greater threat to humanity?

Steven Poole

29, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Robot artist to perform AI generated poetry in response to Dante
Ai-Da used data bank of words and speech pattern analysis to produce and perform a work that is ‘reactive’ to the Divine Comedy

Alison Flood

26, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Can lucid dreaming help us understand consciousness?
The ability to control our dreams is a skill that more of us are seeking to acquire for sheer pleasure. But if taken seriously, scientists believe it could unlock new secrets of the mind

David Robson

14, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Guardian view on spooky science: AI needs regulating before it’s too late | Editorial
Editorial: If by 2052 a computer could match the human brain then we need better ways to build it

Editorial

01, Nov, 2021 @6:25 PM

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Why people believe Covid conspiracy theories: could folklore hold the answer?
Researchers use AI – and witchcraft folklore – to map the coronavirus conspiracy theories that have sprung up

Anna Leach and Miles Probyn

26, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The truth about artificial intelligence? It isn't that honest | John Naughton
Tests of natural language processing models show that the bigger they are, the bigger liars they are. Should we be worried?

John Naughton

02, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Neuroscience and the misperception of reality | Letter
Letter: As living creatures, we are exquisitely evolved to interact with the world through perception, says David Hughes

Letters

03, Sep, 2021 @2:41 PM

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Being You by Professor Anil Seth review – the exhilarating new science of consciousness
Our world and the self are constructions of the brain, a pioneering neuroscientist argues

Gaia Vince

25, Aug, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Rise of the robo-drama: Young Vic creates new play using artificial intelligence
Inspired by a Guardian article, the theatre’s surreal and spellbinding show AI is a collaboration between humans and the system GPT-3

Arifa Akbar

24, Aug, 2021 @3:05 PM

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Neuroscientist Anil Seth: ‘We risk not understanding the central mystery of life’
The professor of cognitive and computational neuroscience discusses his work to develop a scientific explanation for how the brain conjures consciousness

Tim Adams

21, Aug, 2021 @4:00 PM

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I’m Your Man review – Dan Stevens is the perfect date in android romance
Near-future tale of a woman who accepts a male ‘companion’ robot played by Stevens is laboriously told and not really funny enough

Peter Bradshaw

11, Aug, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Jeanette Winterson: ‘The male push is to discard the planet: all the boys are going off into space’
The writer’s new essay collection covers 200 years of women and science.
She discusses burning books and the ensuing Twitter storm, the end of her marriage, and why a move into politics could be next

Claire Armitstead

25, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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