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Artificial intelligence: where’s the philosophical scrutiny?

AI research raises profound questions—but answers are lacking

By Vincent Conitzer  

A humanoid robot NAO (C), equipped with an artificial intelligence, helps a tutor teach at a science class at Keio University Kindergarten in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo on Jan. 25, 2016. NAO, together with other two robots attracted the curiosity of the children. ©Miho Ikeya/AP/Press Association Images

The idea of Artificial Intelligence has captured our collective imagination for decades. Can…

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