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Dangerous Comedian Robot Escapes Norwegian Research Lab

Dangerous Comedian Robot Escapes Norwegian Research Lab | cognition | Scoop.it
Oslo, Norway -- A military grade "comedian robot", the Prankbot 3000, has escaped its black box confinement in a University of Oslo Computational Humor Laboratory. The robot is considered dangerous...
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Is the Human Mind Unique?

Is the Human Mind Unique? | cognition | Scoop.it

Cognitive abilities often regarded as unique to humans include humor, morality, symbolism, creativity, and preoccupation with the minds of others. 

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In these compelling talks, emphasis is placed on the functional uniqueness of these attributes, as opposed to the anatomical uniqueness, and whether these attributes are indeed quantitatively or qualitatively unique to humans.

Colin Renfrew (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research) begins with the Archaeological Evidence for Mind, followed by Daniel Povinelli (Univ of Louisiana at Lafayette) on Desperately Seeking Explanation, and Patricia Churchland (UC San Diego) on Moral Sense.

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