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  • Vatican ponders power, limits of artificial intelligence

    Vatican ponders power, limits of artificial intelligence

    Artificial intelligence is “an extremely important goal that has not been achieved yet,” said Stanislas Dehaene, a professor of cognitive neuroscience at the College de France, adding that “we don’t want to create a system full of machines that don’t share our intuitions of what should be a better world.”

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  • Bush has been vindicated on stem cell decision

    Bush has been vindicated on stem cell decision

    Fifteen years ago this month, President George Bush imposed a moratorium on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. It was controversial at the time, but in the years since the president’s decision has been largely vindicated.

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  • The pope's ecological vow

    In the days just before its publication, those involved in drafting the pope’s controversial eco-encyclical Laudato Si’ were much exercised about how it would be received by conservative critics. But Pope Francis, Vatican insiders tell me, was unfazed. He remains so in the face of the onslaught of criticism that

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