Matthew Feeney on How to Create a Mind

High-functioning artificial intelligence is the stuff of science fiction. But the idea won't necessarily be science fiction forever, and we may have to take the concept seriously sooner than many expect.  In his latest book, How to Create a Mind, futurist Ray Kurzweil argues that reverse-engineering a human brain is the best route to creating high functioning AI. Matthew Feeney reviews the results.

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