We still have no idea how the brain produces conscious awareness. In this excellent short video produced by The Economist, various experts are called upon to explain the “hard problem” that is consciousness, and how scientists might solve this profound mystery.
In mid-April, 90 countries and dozens of nongovernmental organizations met in Geneva to discuss the challenges raised by lethal autonomous weapons, and a consortium of more than 50 NGOs called for a pre-emptive ban.
Turing asked if computers can think. Now it seems the question is: Can computers cook?
via – Vox
these qualia issues demonstrate that the conscious human mind cannot be reduced to the physical and biological processes of the brain.
Lawyers argued that just as a person, the ape is capable of maintaining emotional ties and has the ability to reason, while feeling frustrated with her confinement.
The Dalai Lama, 79, has stated previously that he will not be reborn in China if Tibet is not free and that no one, including China, has the right to choose his successor “for political ends”. China has previously warned the Dalai Lama he has no right to abandon the tradition of reincarnation.
IBM researchers build a chip that simulates a million neurons and more than 250 million synapses.