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Stories by John Horgan

The Many Minds of Marvin Minsky (R.I.P.)

The late Marvin Minsky, a pioneer of artificial intelligence, was a paradoxical figure, who once said Freud was his favorite theorist of mind. 

January 26, 2016 — John Horgan

How Physics Lost Its Fizz

Physics, which decades ago seemed capable of answering the deepest mysteries of existence, is now just recycling once-exciting ideas

January 18, 2016 — John Horgan

Are Brains Bayesian?

Just because algorithms inspired by Bayes’ theorem can mimic human cognition doesn’t mean our brains employ similar algorithms. 

January 6, 2016 — John Horgan

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