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Why Machines Need to Dream

The ingenious neurobiology of mammalian sleep has been mathematically modeled to streamline A.I. memory and storage capacity

Illustrations: Ana Kova

DDreams are, for the most part, delightful. As we sleep, visual and audio fragments combine into nonsensical snippets and epic narratives. Loosely recalled moments merge with vivid, imagined scenes; we interact…




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Karen Emslie

Karen Emslie

Location-independent journalist and essayist. Stories in Wired, National Geographic (digital), The Atlantic, SmithsonianMag, Aeon, GOOD, Huck, and more.

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