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Are Machines Self-Aware or Are They Actually Sentient?

May 26, 2021

It’s hard to tell if a person you like, likes you back or if they’re just acting. The same goes for machines that are supposed to be intelligent. It would be hard to tell the difference between an acting robot and a truly self-aware one. […]

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The Evil Impulse: The Source of Self-Interest

May 24, 2021

Rabbis believe the evil impulse, or yetzer ha-ra, is derived from human nature. So, it can be a practice of self-interest or greed. But sometimes it can be dangerous due to various reasons. […]

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The Rabbis and Their Conception of Evil as a Challenge

May 24, 2021

The Holocaust radically challenged the Jewish conception of evil in many ways. It was primarily due to the fact that the evils that occurred during the Holocaust were so much more horrific than what the rabbis had ever imagined or believed about evil. […]

A woman with virtual reality glasses on.

How a Simulated World Would Look

May 23, 2021

If we ever invent advanced artificial intelligence apart from building butler robots, we could also use it for accurate simulations for different purposes, from video games and entertainment to research. […]

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The Majority View and the Sufi View of Iblis

May 19, 2021

The majority tradition in Islamic thought gives us a powerful and stark depiction of Iblis as a failed creature, a once-glorious being fallen into the uttermost darkness. But, the Sufi viewpoint differs from this and give a rational picture of Iblis. […]

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