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Meia Chita-Tegmark
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Meia is a Ph.D. candidate in Developmental Sciences at Boston University and an alumna of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She currently conducts research on autism and is passionate about exploring the connections between mind, brain and experience. She is also co-founder of the Future of Life Institute.

Entries by Meia Chita-Tegmark

Questioning Authority in the School of Athens

(1) Comments | Posted March 22, 2015 | 3:57 PM


On a recent trip to Rome, I was walking through the halls of the Vatican museums and after entering one of the Raphael rooms, I turned my head to discover, to my amazement, my favorite fresco: The School of Athens. I had somehow...

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Terminator Robots and AI Risk

(4) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 9:56 PM


Concerns about risk coming from the development of AI have been recently expressed by many computer science researchers, entrepreneurs and scientists, making us wonder: what are we fearing? What does this worrisome thing look like? An overwhelming number of attempts to explain the...

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Why AI?

(2) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 8:43 PM


I have been perplexed lately by the media frenzy on the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) and all the inflammatory statements put forth about "deadly machines" and "robot uprisings." Of course, this can partly be explained by the public's general taste for frivolous...

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GPS for the Brain

(3) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 9:44 AM

I only met The Brain fairly late in my intellectual and self-discovery pursuits, but when I did, it completely changed the way I thought about the world and about myself. I call it "The Brain" because I feel that the boom in neuroscience research and the media attention it gets...

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