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Are you going to be replaced by a machine? Could a robot really be curious? Or experience love? Could a computer plot evil?

Some really smart people think machines will achieve not just human but super human consciousness.

Oxford professor of mathematics John Lennox and Baylor University computer engineer Robert J. Marks disagree.

In this episode of Science Uprising they explain that non-algorithmic properties are solely attributes of humans. Computers will never show the creativity, empathy, or love that human beings do.

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Experts featured in this episode:

Robert J. Marks is Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Baylor University. Marks is a Fellow of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Optical Society of America. He is also director of the Walter Bradley Center for Human and Artificial Intelligence and hosts the Mind Matters podcast for the Bradley Center.

John Lennox is emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University, an internationally renowned speaker and author of several books on the interface of science, philosophy and religion.

Jay Richards, PhD, is Director, Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family and William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, and a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute. He is the author or co-author of numerous books, including The Human Advantage; Privileged Planet; The Hobbit Party; and Money, Greed, and God.

Selmer Bringsjord is a Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Director of the Rensselaer AI and Reasoning Laboratory. He and his colleagues have developed the “Lovelace Test” to evaluate whether machine intelligence has resulted in mind or consciousness.



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