Build Humans Back Better
You’re a human being. Why not stay a human being?
Because I want the best and that’s a metallic heart.
Manuel, Cho and Sam are talking about the following paper:
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Manuel, Cho, Sam
Hi Cho! Hi Sam! Great that you could both make it!
Sure, no problem! Hi everyone! 😊
Hi all! You want to talk about robots again? 😄
Actually, no, and we’d be leaving Cho out …😄
Except for the machinery in our lab, I’m not really into robotics 😄
I’d like to interview you both about cognitive enhancement
That does sound more up my alley!
So, is this about AI and brain implants?
Well, yes and no, I mean, not just about that …
I’d also like to hear your views on the idea of enhancement as such
Like, philosophically, ethically?
I did take a course on the ethics of AI (Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics), but I’m not sure whether that’s the same
Let me explain a bit then:
Remember the piece about science and sci-fi John and I were working on? Life Imitating Science
Sure, that was very interesting! 😊
And that actually was about robots … again! 😊
I know you love talking about robots, so I keep bringing them up …
Thanks to Julia we started writing on all the ways humans have tried to improve themselves
A kind of history of tool use?
Both actually! That’s why I need both your expertise here: this is about prosthetics.
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AI see, AI do
You young badgers imagine that it would be enough to smear a pound of paint on the canvas and you’re already a modern painter. I would be willing to accept this abomination for a bad joke, if there was even the slightest humor behind it. But this here is an abracadabra! A nothing!
As far as AI can see
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All aboard the Spike Train!
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The Network is the Message
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I’m in your brain, releasing your transmitters
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Come in Neuron: do you copy?
If we liken the nervous currents to electric currents, we can compare the nervous system below the hemispheres to a direct circuit from sense-organ to muscle
Zap goes the Neuron
If I do not greatly deceive myself, I have succeeded in realizing… the hundred years’ dream of physicists and physiologists, to wit, the identity of the nervous principle with electricity
Today one Neuron, tomorrow the Brain!
The Navy said the perceptron would be the first non-living mechanism capable of receiving, recognizing and identifying its surroundings without any human training or control