Is this face just an assembly of computer bits?
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When artificial intelligence systems try to behave like humans and make mistakes, they show their limits – but also their startling advances.
We might not like the way future AI responds to us.
We're on the way to making machines that appear and act human, and can think for themselves. So how will they react to our behaviour towards them, especially the bad behaviour?
The microbes that live in our gut are essential to good health.
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The effort to edit the genes of Chinese twins implies that all our traits are determined by our genes. But changing our diet, environment, lifestyle and microbes may have a greater effect.
Bonobo Jasongo at Leipzig Zoo has a hunch about what you’re thinking.
Realizing that others' minds hold different thoughts, feelings and knowledge than your own was thought to be something only people could do. But evidence is accumulating that apes, too, have 'theory of mind.'