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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 Year: 2012
Source ID: shanti-sources-39306
Collection: Theory of Mind
Abstract: 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.")