STUDY: Dolphins Can Recognize Themselves in a Mirror at 7 Months Old

Young dolphins can recognize themselves in a mirror by the age of 7 months — a full five months before human babies.

Robotic Self-Awareness Is Here. Is Skynet Next?

Dr. Selmer Bringsjord, a researcher at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has programmed Nao robots, simple programmable robots available to the general public, to pass a very simple “self-awareness” test. This is a major landmark in the ongoing quest to discover whether consciousness can reside in mechanical bodies: critical question that philosophers have pondered for centuries, and … Continued

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