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On Intelligence

by- Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

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These slates provide a snapshot of the human brain's ability to think and compare current experiences to existing memories. They also describe why today's machines can't replicate this functionality, but why we may be able to develop it soon.

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a neuroanatomist from the United States who specialises in mental disorders. Her TED talk was the first of its kind to go viral, and it motivated many people to purchase her book, which went on to become a New York Times bestseller. Bolte Taylor was the president of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, for over a decade and is currently the NAMI president emeritus for Bloomington, Indiana.
  • Anyone who is curious about how the brain functions or what makes us rational and thinking beings
  • Anyone who is curious about whether we will ever be able to create fully intelligent robots
  • Anyone who is unsure whether such intelligent machines will be beneficial or detrimental to humans