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Can machines have consciousness, according to neuroscientists? It seems that Yes

As if the Director wanted to force you to believe in it, the protagonist of the film "the car" in 2015, directed by Andrew Garland, is not Caleb is a young programmer who has been assigned to assess machine consciousness. No, main character is Ava, a striking humanoid AI, naive in appearance and mysterious inside. Like most films of its kind "of the car" leaves the viewer to answer the question whether the ABA was conscious? The film skillfully avoids the thorny question that tried to answer high-profile films on the topic of AI: what is consciousness and can it be the computer?


We are thirty years from the appearance of consciousness in machines. But the hype is premature

Today many global technology companies are involved in a unique race: strive literally to breathe life into artificial intelligence (AI). Machine learning systems for many has become an integral part of the business, it is not surprising if the news about AI and neural networks caught your eye almost daily. Typically, the headlines of such news are as follows: "AI defeated the man in a video game" or "AI mimics human speech", and sometimes "the AI more effective person specifies the development of cancer." Are we really much closer to the time when the intelligence of machines can be compared with the human, or the moment when man and machine will be able to make small talk and work together as naturally as they do among the people? How far is the car from regaining consciousness?


Scientists believe Apple products new religion

Apple products can be called a new religion. To such conclusion came the neuroscientists — the fact that the thoughts about the company's products involve the same region of the brain that respond to religious imagery.


Chapter SoftBank: technological singularity will happen in 30 years

In the world there are very few people who sincerely believe in the approach of the so-called technological singularity – the time when intelligent machines will become smarter than humans. One such person is, for example, futurist, inventor and technical Director at Google ray Kurzweil, believes that singularity is not the kind of thing that mankind should be afraid of. But, perhaps, at the moment there is not a more zealous person, thirsting for the onset of the singularity than the CEO of Japanese telecommunications Corporation SoftBank, Masayoshi Sleep.


Robotics-flimsy risks and hidden opportunities

In the near future, robotics have not only to penetrate most spheres of human life, considerably easier, but "open" for maximum control from the user and adapt to him.


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