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Matt McCormick
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R2D2!!
R2D2!!
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What do Muslims Believe?
Many believe that the moral guidance provided by religious belief makes us better people. Many also believe that Islamic religious beliefs are not to blame for the immoral actions such as suicide bombings, mass shootings, or the mass murders of cartoonists...
What do Muslims Believe?
What do Muslims Believe?
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Why Would an AI System Need Phenomenal Consciousness?
In my last post on Jesse Prinz, we learned about the
distinction between immediate, phenomenal awareness in consciousness in
contrast to our more deliberative consciousness that operates with the contents
of short term and longer term memory.  From
moment t...
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Artificial Intelligence and Conscious Attention--Jesse Prinz's AIR theory of Consciousness
Jesse Prinz has argued for that consciousness is best
understood as mid-level attention. Is Attention Necessary and Sufficient for Consciousness? The Conscious Brain: How Attention Engenders Experience Consciousness, Prinz argues, is best understood as mid...
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Evil Demonology and Artificial Intelligence
Eliminativists eliminate. 
In history, the concepts and theories that we build about the world form
a scaffold for our inquiries.  As the
investigation into some phenomena proceeds, we often find that the terms, the
concepts, the equations, or even whole th...
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Turing and Machine Minds
In 1950, mathematician Alan M. Turing proposed a test for
machine consciousness.  If a human
interrogator could not distinguish between the responses of a real human being
and a machine built to hold conversations, then we would have no reason, other
than p...
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Building Self-Aware Machines
The public mood toward the prospect of artificial
intelligence is dark.  Increasingly,
people fear the results of creating an intelligence whose abilities will far
exceed our own, and who pursues goals that are not compatible with our
own.  See Nick Bostrom...
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The F Word
The F Word. I'm speaking to a secular humanists group tonight in Manteca at the Manteca Public Library at 7:00.  I'll be talking about the problems with believing by faith. My presentation is here.
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