Problems with Assessing Consciousness in the 21st Century

by Caitlin Goodpaster Early this June, a viral story hit the internet—an engineer at Google had claimed an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot named LaMDA was conscious (Tiku, 2022). LaMDA, which… Leer más

La Educación en Neurociencias en la Época del COVID-19: Una Entrevista con la Dra. Megan Peters Sobre la Academia Neuromatch

Artículo original: Neuroscience Education in the Time of COVID-19: An Interview with Dr. Megan Peters about Neuromatch Academy, Sean Noah Traducido por Daniela Semerjian En marzo del 2020, mi investigación… Leer más

La Ingeniería Inversa del Cerebro

Artículo original: Reverse Engineering the Brain ,  Joel Frohlich  Traducido por Delaney Ivey ~~~ ¿Podemos aprender todo sobre el cerebro estudiando las células cerebrales individuales? Comenzó con una simple ecuación.… Leer más

The AMI Procedure- Gateway to a Cyborg Future

Advances in bioengineering and robotics have delivered incredible devices capable of partially restoring functionality to those who suffer from movement related disabilities. However, this technology is not perfect. Patients still… Leer más

Neuroscience Education in the Time of COVID-19: An Interview with Dr. Megan Peters about Neuromatch Academy

In March 2020, my research stopped. The cognitive neuroscience lab where I work was shuttered because our research involves collecting behavioral and neuroimaging data from human participants – something impermissible… Leer más

How our Visual Neurons relate to Deep Neural Networks

Our brain has been evolving for millions of years, ever-changing and adjusting to handle novel stimuli and conditions, looking like a bag of slimy, gooey matter folded in various ways… Leer más

Book Review: Life 3.0

n August 2, 2014, Elon Musk (@elonmusk) tweeted, “We need to be super careful with AI. Potentially more dangerous than nukes.” Yet, in the cultural ambience of Hollywood blockbusters, can… Leer más

Will Artificial Intelligence Fall in Love?

In a few months, millions of viewers will return to Westworld, the HBO original series about artificially intelligent androids inhabiting a Western theme park. The show, based on a 1973… Leer más

Reverse Engineering the Brain

Can we learn everything about the brain by studying individual brain cells? It started with a simple equation. In 1980, a mathematician named Benoit Mandelbrot working for IBM plotted the… Leer más

El máximo experimento de reflexión parte II: 2001: Una odisea espacial

In our previous post, we considered the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? in the context of a thought experiment: a thinking tool used by scientists and… Leer más

El máximo experimento de reflexión parte I: ¿Los androides sueñan con ovejas eléctricas? 

Let’s imagine something crazy. What if each person in China was ordered to simulate a neuron in a brain, making an enormous “China brain?” Every participant in this grand experiment… Leer más

The Doors of Perception

“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite.” – William Blake The friendly headlamps and grill of a car.  A sly electrical… Leer más

The Turing Test: Is that Human or Machine?

I propose to consider the following question, ‘Can machines think?’ Thus begins Alan Turing’s paper “Computing machinery and intelligence.”  It’s 1950 England, and the world’s first computer is being used… Leer más
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