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Raise Your Hand if Your Intelligence is Artificial
From Friday 20:00 until Friday 21:00 (60 Minutes)Participants: Jim Beall, Stephen J. Simmons, David Walton
SF is populated with sentient aliens, animals, computer programs, robots, even whole planets. But what does it really mean to be sentient? Aren’t we all just following our evolutionary survival programming in more or less sophisticated ways? Is intelligence something that just happens when a network is complex enough, or is it something special? What are the best novels that consider these questions?