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Explore the worldviews that have shaped human beliefs about ourselves, other beings, and our place in the universe.
Why bother considering alien life or artificial intelligence? Delve into the emerging fields of AI research and astrobiology, and learn why many scientists believe the discovery or creation of such beings could happen within our lifetime.
We have yet to encounter extraterrestrials or sentient AIs, but there are other intelligent non-human beings among us already: animals. Match wits with animals through interactive puzzles, and discover how smart they really can be.
Learn more about some of the most fascinating creatures with whom we share the planet, and what they might have to teach us about ETs and AIs.
Intelligence is impressive, but is it enough to warrant moral concern? Here we ponder the mystery that is conscious experience, and scientific attempts to unravel it.
The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness
Read the July 7, 2012 document that made history, as influential scientists from around the world declared their conviction that animals are conscious.
So the future may contain ETs and AIs. So animals may be intelligent, conscious beings. So what? Where does that leave us? Consider some of the moral dilemmas such possibilities raise, and weigh in with your own thoughts.
Confirm that what you’ve read isn’t just science fiction, and find resources for further reading.
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