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Even common knowledge isn’t immune. ledokolua/Shutterstock.com

Writing’s power to deceive

Reading something that sows doubt about a widely agreed-upon fact – even the election of George Washington as president – can have a profound effect.
One day we could have an intelligent robot cook up surprise meals at home. Besjunior/Shutterstock

We need robots that can improvise, but it’s not easy to teach them right from wrong

Robots have already learned to cheat when playing games. How do we teach them morals if we want them more involved in our everyday lives?
It’s actually a big developmental milestone. BlurryMe/Shutterstock.com

Watching children learn how to lie

Psychologists observed young children in real time figuring out how not to tell the truth.

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