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Artificial Intelligence or The Redefinition of Being Human

This is a paper I wrote back when I was studying cognitive science as part of a course in artificial intelligence. Unlike my classmates who wrote on algorithms and research in "fuzzy logic", I wrote about the philosophical implications of AI. It's almost ten years old but I believe many of the ideas presented regarding cyborgs and the definition of intelligence still hold water and are as relevant as ever.

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Calling for social contracts for the web

How many of the services you use do you allow to "connect" to your Facebook or Twitter account? If you're like me, not many. Too many times a web service has given itself extraordinary freedom to act on my behalf and 'sharing' my activity on Facebook. I've felt betrayed. But I believe this can be avoided if we just formalize expected etiquette through 'social contracts'.

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