Since as early as the 1960s, A.I. researchers have been claiming that Strong A.I. is just around the corner. But despite monumental increases in computer memory, speed, and processing power, we are no
We all feel a bit like we aren't fulfilling our purpose sometimes. This cat is no stranger to that feeling - Audrey may be Britain's most useless cat. She was captured trying in vain to catch a little
Steeping yourself in negativity has seriously terrible consequences for your mental and physical health. Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge
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