Why asking if killer robots dream is so important

Morning Brew on unsplash. The news article on Ozy is classic clickbait but behind it lies and all-important question: what is consciousness and where does it come from? That’s the question the Top-Down or Bottom-Up publication is addressing. The fear driven by such headlines and stories demonstrates there is reason for urgency in understanding consciousness better.

The headlines on the news site Ozy are classic clickbait: “What do killer robots dream of?” And the pull quote graphic adds even more fear and mystique: “Facebook humans had to shut down the company’s AI chatbots because they had started to develop their own language.”

The article is chilling enough in detailing the activities of the US, China, Russia, Israel and others to…

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