What is A.I. or artificial intelligence but the 'space of possible minds', argues Murray Shanahan, scientific advisor on the movie Ex Machina and Professor of Cognitive Robotics at Imperial College London.
We've just installed a new appliance in our kitchen, though it doesn't help much with the cooking. Amazon Echo is a cylindrical, talking computer about the size of a Pringles can. It sits on the table, answers to the name "Alexa", and responds to voice commands: "Alexa, play Miles Davis", or "Alexa, what's the weather like in New York?"
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