Monthly Archives: April 2011

Who’s in the menagerie? | The convergent evolution of moral intelligence

This site investigates the evolutionary structures which make human morality, intelligence and sentience possible, and also explores those evolutionary convergences which have brought other animals to share similar structures and attributes with us. Much human energy and ingenuity has been … Continue reading

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Terminating the Terminator: why intelligent machines won’t be good or evil (and why some animals might be)

To help clarify what intelligence and morality mean, and whether animals qualify as possessing them, I’m going to take an unusual, but I hope illuminating, detour through some of the setbacks and advances in building intelligent machines. In his award-winning … Continue reading

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