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Almost — but not quite — humanlike robots can freak us out. But for roboticists, that feeling is an opportunity to get things right.

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In 1950, computer scientist Alan Turing suggested a way to find out if machines could think

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There's a good chance your doctor is employed by a large corporation, and that's not good for medicine or for your healthcare. 

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Invertebrates are pretty clever, but are they conscious?


New technology is taking researchers — and advertisers — into barely charted terrain: Your sleeping mind.

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You can see more writing samples at Muckrack. I try to keep it more or less up-to-date. 

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