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The universe is learning

Does treating the universe as a neural network solve the problem of quantum gravity?

Vitaly Vanchurin
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Karen Crowther

The crisis of quantum gravity

Is radical action needed?

Karen Crowther
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The uncontrollability

The uncontrollability of Artificial Intelligence

The hard problem of AI safety

Roman V. Yampolskiy
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Searching for the multiverse

Searching for the Multiverse

Fine-tuning and the future of cosmology

Geraint F. Lewis
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Robot rights

How we decide that 'what' should be 'who'

David Gunkel
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The AI ethics hoax

AI machines having moral worth of their own is a sci-fi fantasy

Tim Crane
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The universe is learning

Does treating the universe as a neural network solve the problem of quantum gravity?

Vitaly Vanchurin
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Who Decides What Is Real

Who Decides what is Real?

What the Buddhist monk said to the theoretical physicist

Chris Impey
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The Evolution of Reality

The Evolution of Reality

Why the world is not how we see it

Chris Fields
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What Is Life?

In order to answer this question, we need to look at the smallest particles

Paul Davies
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The Evolution of Eternity

Timelessness was once about God but has now pervaded the frontiers of physics

Natalja Deng
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Mathematics and the Universe

Is mathematics simply a conceptual tool, or is it the fundamental material of the universe?

Tara Shears

The Universe & RealityArrow Head

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The universe is learning

Does treating the universe as a neural network solve the problem of quantum gravity?

Vitaly Vanchurin
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The crisis of quantum gravity

Is radical action needed?

Karen Crowther
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Searching for the Multiverse

Fine-tuning and the future of cosmology

Geraint F. Lewis
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The myth of pure science

The case for feminist standpoint theory

Sandra Harding
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Newton’s unnatural laws

The hidden occult history of action at a distance

John Henry
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God like beings

The rise of God-like beings

Overcoming the limits of being human

Mark Alan Walker
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The ethical transhumanist

The values at the heart of this complex movement

Natasha Vita-More
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The irrationality of transhumanists

The unreasonable flaws in the movement’s big claims

Susan B. Levin
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CRISPR's Brave New World

The genetic revolution is finally here

John Parrington
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New ethics for a mutant world

The implications of an uncertain boundary

Alex McKeown
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The uncontrollability

The uncontrollability of Artificial Intelligence

The hard problem of AI safety

Roman V. Yampolskiy
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Robot rights

How we decide that 'what' should be 'who'

David Gunkel
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The AI ethics hoax

AI machines having moral worth of their own is a sci-fi fantasy

Tim Crane
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Why we should worry about computer suffering

AI Ethics and the possibility of the extreme suffering of conscious machines

Thomas Metzinger
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Dreams of a rational world

A long-term look at the future of humanity

Martin Rees
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