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At one with the universe

At one with the universe

Do androids dream of electric sheep? Colin Tudge in London examines definitions of consciousness and artificial intelligence.

Is the brain simply a computer, and is consciousness merely the feeling we get when we think? Or is consciousness a primary component of the universe, which the brain can latch on to, like a radio receiver?

A definitive answer will always be elusive, but scientists are making intriguing forays into the subject, and if they are not explaining consciousness, they are certainly telling us a great deal about the nature of science.

Category : Articles
Year : 2003
Submitted :  6th, August 2008

1. Artificial Intelligence - Artificial intelligence (AI) is intelligence demonstrated by machines, as opposed to the natural intelligence displayed by animals and humans.