Have Scientists Lost Their Humanist Authority?

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“Today science and the “philosophy of mind”—its thoughtful assistant, which is sometimes smarter than the boss—are threatening Western culture with the exact opposite of humanism. Call it roboticism. Man is the measure of all things, Protagoras said. Today we add, and computers are the measure of all men.”

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The Turing Test And Spike Jonze’s “Her”

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“To those who would argue that a computer’s demonstration of humanlike behavior is hardly enough to make it legitimately ‘conscious’, Turing responds that the same can be said of human behavior … Belief in the minds of others is just as much of a leap as love is. Following Turing’s logic, Twombly is not a […]

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So Where Are We On A New Business Model For The Music Business?

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“There is a disconnect between an external perception which is still [us as] a cartoonish baddy, versus what we have done over the last 10 years. We have really matured, grown as a business, we have added skill sets from outside. All this soul searching, all this disruption has had a positive upside.”

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Can-Do Culture Versus Can’t-Do Culture

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“The trouble with innovation is that truly innovative ideas often look like bad ideas at the time. That’s why they are innovative — until now, nobody ever figured out that they were good ideas.”

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