Just a quick item: Consciousness Does Not Compute (and Never Will), Says Korean Scientist.
Unless this is some sort of hoax, it’s nice to see someone with serious technology chops say that the math refuses to go where consciousness stands in the human soul. “The brain and consciousness are linked together, but the brain does not produce consciousness. Consciousness is something altogether different and separate. The math doesn’t lie.”
Even as a non-activist, I can appreciate someone skewering the massive misallocation of resources for bogus pursuits. We already have enough problems with the high probability of creating a functional AI simply because people wouldn’t bother to notice the difference. Humans at large tend to operate at the lowest possible level of consciousness in the first place.