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Can quantum science supercharge genetics?

Quantum biology examines quantum effects inside cells. This is a tricky field, as physicists are not comfortable working with messy biological systems, while biologists are not comfortable with complex (and seemingly irrelevant) particle physics equations. But chemists, who straddle the space between physics and biology, know that biological molecules are part of the quantum world. […]

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AI Ethics

Should Conscious AI Have Rights?

Big Think asks the question:  Does conscious AI deserve rights? Given that we still have trouble defining consciousness in ourselves, this debate resides largely in the philosophical realm rather than the legal or scientific arenas – for now anyways.

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AI Philosophy Fridays Science

Do Feedback Loops Create Consciousness?

Very often I am asked when (or whether) we will create a conscious AI. I scratch my chin and ask “how would you define consciousness?” The answer usually involves something about “self-awareness.” I then point out that by that definition, your car is conscious as it has a “check engine light,” which is part of […]

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AI Science

Michio Kaku on How Feedback Loops Create Consciousness

Big Think has a fascinating interview with Dr. Michio Kaku. Dr. Michio Kaku is the co-founder of string field theory, and is one of the most widely recognized scientists in the world today. He has written 4 New York Times Best Sellers, is the science correspondent for CBS This Morning and has hosted numerous science […]

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