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Homo Sapiens in creative destruction

Many, if not most, experts believe computers will soon be more functionally intelligent than homo sapiens

Devangshu Datta 

Attempts to define intelligence and consciousness have driven philosophers and neuroscientists to despair for millennia. Intelligence can perhaps be described in functional terms, as the ability to learn new skills and solve various types of problems. But consciousness leads into recursive territory, and its definitions involve terms like “self-awareness”, which leads back to consciousness.  In this book, historian-turned-futurist, Yuval Noah Harari asserts that the understanding of intelligence and consciousness and the links between them are no longer just an ...

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Homo Sapiens in creative destruction

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Many, if not most, experts believe computers will soon be more functionally intelligent than homo sapiens Attempts to define intelligence and consciousness have driven philosophers and neuroscientists to despair for millennia. Intelligence can perhaps be described in functional terms, as the ability to learn new skills and solve various types of problems. But consciousness leads into recursive territory, and its definitions involve terms like “self-awareness”, which leads back to consciousness.  In this book, historian-turned-futurist, Yuval Noah Harari asserts that the understanding of intelligence and consciousness and the links between them are no longer just an ... image
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Homo Sapiens in creative destruction

Many, if not most, experts believe computers will soon be more functionally intelligent than homo sapiens

Attempts to define intelligence and consciousness have driven philosophers and neuroscientists to despair for millennia. Intelligence can perhaps be described in functional terms, as the ability to learn new skills and solve various types of problems. But consciousness leads into recursive territory, and its definitions involve terms like “self-awareness”, which leads back to consciousness.  In this book, historian-turned-futurist, Yuval Noah Harari asserts that the understanding of intelligence and consciousness and the links between them are no longer just an ...

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