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Encounter - Program podcast

ABC Radio National

Religion & Spirituality, Spirituality

Encounter invites you to connect intellectually, emotionally and intuitively across a broad spectrum of topics. The program regularly reflects on the religious experience of multicultural Australia, giving access to voices and experiences that are not often heard in the mainstream media.

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The Mind in the Machine

November 30th, 2013

Episode 13 of 69 episodes

In the near future, intelligent machines will transform our lives. In rescue situations, in hospitals and in our homes, interactions with robots will become commonplace. Are we ready? We explore the ethics of building machines that may eventually be more intelligent than us. And we find out why, when scientists at MIT began making robots that respond to emotions, they called in a theologian.

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