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'A Perfect and Beautiful Machine': What Darwin's Theory of Evolution Reveals About Artificial Intelligence
The Atlantic
Format: Magazine Article
Publication Date: 2012/06/22/
Sources ID: 39306
Collection: Theory of Mind
Visibility: Public (group default)
Abstract: (Show)
Some of the greatest, most revolutionary advances in science have been given their initial expression in attractively modest terms, with no fanfare.Charles Darwin managed to compress his entire theory into a single summary paragraph that a layperson can readily follow. Francis Crick and James Watson closed their epoch-making paper on the structure of DNA with a single deliciously diffident sentence. ("It has not escaped our notice that the specific pairing we have postulated immediately suggests a possible copying mechanism for the genetic material.")