On May 31, Nautilus organized a live Tweetchat with Neil Harbisson, artist and subject of Sally Davies’ piece “Encounters With the Posthuman,” to talk about his third eye (it lets him hear colors), the benefits of being a cyborg, and why he wants to become one with machines. There were some great questions and enlightening answers; go to Storify to see the highlights of the chat pulled together in one place.
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Why Conscious AI Is a Bad, Bad Idea
Our minds haven’t evolved to deal with machines we believe have consciousness.
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AI-powered chatbots get science facts basically right, but their reasoning is still shallow.
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Why Science Needs Diversity
Wilbur Walters’ mission: To use the platform of STEM to transform communities.