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Frank Rosenblatt with the Mark I Perceptron, the first artificial neural network computer, unveiled in 1958. National Museum of the U.S. Navy/Flickr

We’ve been here before: AI promised humanlike machines – in 1958

Enthusiasm for the capabilities of artificial intelligence – and claims for the approach of humanlike prowess –has followed a boom-and-bust cycle since the middle of the 20th century.
If you want to build a true artificial mind, start with a model of human cognition. DrAfter123/DigitalVision Vectors via Getty Images

Cross-pollination among neuroscience, psychology and AI research yields a foundational understanding of thinking

To build a true artificial mind, first map out how thinking works. Enter the Common Model of Cognition.
What would Artificial General Intelligence make of the human world? Shutterstock/Nathapol Kongseang

To protect us from the risks of advanced artificial intelligence, we need to act now

We’re on the road to developing artificial intelligence systems that will be able to do tasks beyond those they were designed for. But will we be able to control them?
There’s a big difference between creating a thinking machine and modelling one. Saad Faruque

The modern phlogiston: why ‘thinking machines’ don’t need computers

In the late 1700s, French scientist Antoine Lavoisier proved that the mechanism behind burning is oxidation. Lavoisier’s discovery killed off an eternity of dogma involving a non-existent substance called…

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