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Digital Minds, Gary Marcus, Ray Kurzweil, Singularity Ready -

Gary Marcus' article, "Ray Kurzweil’s Dubious New Theory of Mind," is a critique of futurist Ray Kurzweil's book, "How to Create a Mind." In the article, Marcus highlights some key issues with Kurzweil's theories on artificial intelligence (AI) and the human mind. Although Marcus raises some valid points, the article could benefit from a more balanced presentation and a deeper exploration of Kurzweil's ideas.   Critique: Misrepresentation of Kurzweil's theory   Marcus accuses Kurzweil of oversimplifying the human mind by focusing on the neocortex's hierarchical structure. While it's true that Kurzweil places significant emphasis on the neocortex, he also addresses...

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