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The Boston Globe interviews Marvin Minsky on book “The Emotion Machine”

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Carey Goldberg of the The Boston Globe interviewed computer science professor Marvin Minsky of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on his new book “The Emotion Machine“.

In the book he “argues that, contrary to popular conception, emotions aren’t distinct from rational thought; rather, they are simply another way of thinking, one that computers could perform.”

In the interview Minsky talks about emotions, love, the self, how to build emotions into a machine, and how that might affect everyday life.

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