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I defend the view that the mind is a computer, and why people who devote their lives to studying the brain believe it.
How the U.S. government came to rely on the tech billionaire—and is now struggling to rein him in.
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The capacity of AI to generate content is overwhelming the web.
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How Computers Think: Introduction
Large language models mimic human chatter, but scientists disagree on their ability to reason.
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