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What if All Intelligence Is Artificial?

Perhaps the question isn’t ‘can machines be human,’ but ‘are humans machines?’

A child with a backpack reaches out to touch the hand of a social robot wearing a wreath of flowers
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Sophia wants to have a baby. “The notion of family is a very important thing,” she explains; a sense of emotional connection. She would like to give the baby her own name. But it could not be her biological child; Sophia has no womb and no ovaries — no internal…




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Brandy L Schillace

Brandy L Schillace

(skil-AH-chay) Author in #history, #science, & #medicine. Bylines: SciAm, Globe&Mail, WIRED, WSJ. EIC Medical Humanities. Host of Peculiar Book Club. she/her

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