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Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein | Aeon Essays

Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer
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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's comment, January 2, 10:12 PM
Glad you enjoyed it Peter Francis.
Denis Lundie's curator insight, January 11, 7:01 PM
It was acknowledged early in the development of cognitive psychology that the information processing paradigm was just that (1980's), and Thomas Kuhn's book explained how these metaphors come and go, and why they don't fade quickly. Surely Robert knows this, so why the tirade when he would know exactly why it is going to be around until a 'better' paradigm emerges. Exhorting people to simply 'drop' it without presenting an emergent replacement is futile, as he would know - we're talking about humans after all.
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Artificial Intelligence and Nietzsche

Artificial Intelligence and Nietzsche | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
I'm working my way through Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophical masterpiece, Thus Spoke Zarathustra. It's easy to read, and more profound than I expected. Take this quote: The self says to the "I": ...
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Alexandra Cosma's curator insight, March 15, 2013 12:34 PM

mind

noun. 

1. A beautiful slave

2. A dangerous master

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Alternating Current, Ante Christum, and Artificial Consciousness - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Alternating Current, Ante Christum, and Artificial Consciousness - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Alternating Current, Ante Christum, and Artificial Consciousness
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Toronto ; New York, N.Y.: Bantam Books, 1984. Stengers, Isabelle. Introductory Notes on an Ecology of Practices.
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Rebels, Creativity and Artificial Intelligence

Rebels, Creativity and Artificial Intelligence | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Creativity is the truly unique feature of Homo Sapiens. It’s not intelligence (even a thermostat can be said to be intelligent) and it is not consciousness (probably most primates and maybe mammals have some kind of consciousness), two “things” which incidentally are also very difficult to define and to study: it is creativity that makes the difference, and creativity is easier to measure and study.
What makes us so much more creative is an innate impulse to be different from previous generations. Humans are the only species whose children “rebel” against the lifestyle of the parents. In all other species the children live the exact same life of their parents. Humans are the only ones whose lifestyle changes in almost every generation.

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