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Alienating the Audience

Dec 17, 2020

Is the robot in "Ex Machina" a self-aware entity or just a stack of cold, complex algorithms which appear such? If we knew super intelligent A.I. could curse cancer (but also wanted to kill us) would we even attempt to build it? Ashland Viscosi and Jay Mutzafi rejoin to discuss.

Topics covered: the Turing Test, "The Chinese Room" thought experiment, and "Mary in the Black and White Room."