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A daily newsletter charting the future: From technology to the scientific breakthroughs changing our lives.
Building consciousness: How Westworld's sentient robots could become a reality
In HBO's critically acclaimed sci-fi series Westworld, the robots or hosts fight to free themselves from human control as humans experiment with using these robots to upload their own consciousness. In the show the robots have attained a measure of consciousness, the central idea of which has moved from whether consciousness can be artificially manufactured to whether we can preserve human consciousness by printing it onto AI. In real life, we've only just begun to understand where human consciousness comes from…This is Mach at the Movies - a show where we explore the plausibility of our favorite sci-fi shows.
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Apple launches a clean energy fund in China02:16
The geographical anomaly that makes Venus’ rotation so strange02:06
Elon Musk proposes plan to help the trapped Thailand soccer team01:09
Realizing the dream of space: Astronaut Peggy Whitson on leaving Earth for the first time03:38