October 11, 2017

A New Edition of Bioethics Is Now Available

Bioethics (vol. 31, no. 5, 2017) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Can Neuroscience Contribute to Practical Ethics? A Critical Review and Discussion of the Methodological and Translational Challenges of the Neuroscience of Ethics” by Eric Racine et … Read More

October 4, 2017

Hollywood Special Effects Are Helping Surgeons Practice Brain Surgery

(Quartz) – Brain-surgery training can be very different from the real experience in an operating room. Cadavers are expensive and so neurosurgeons-in-training typically watch videos of the surgeries, then practice on fruits and vegetables. Doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital wanted … Read More

October 2, 2017

AI Hacks Are Trying to Turn Code into Intelligence Like Alchemists Tried Turning Lead into Gold

(Quartz) – For more than a century, alchemists tried to graft the attributes of gold—yellow, fusible, inert, malleable—onto a single substance. Modern AI advocates are doing just the same, taking the attributes of “intelligence”—raw computational power, recognizing faces, mapping spaces, … Read More

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