Men vs. Machines Through Time

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Mind vs. Machine by Brian Christian
The Atlantic, March 2011

We once thought humans were unique for using language, but this seems less certain each year; we once thought humans were unique for using tools, but this claim also erodes with ongoing animal-behavior research; we once thought humans were unique for being able to do mathematics, and now we can barely imagine being able to do what our calculators can.
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