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For regulatory purposes, artificial is, hopefully, the easy bit. It can simply mean “not occurring in nature or not occurring in the same form in nature”. Here, the alternative given after the or allows for the possible future use of modified biological materials. Fortunately for would-be regulators, though, the philosophical arguments might be sidestepped, at least for a while. Let’s take a step back. Defining the terms: artificial and intelligence From a philosophical perspective, intelligence is a vast minefield, especially if treated as including one or more of consciousness, thought, free will and mind. Although traceable back to at least…

For regulatory purposes, artificial is, hopefully, the easy bit. It can simply mean “not occurring in nature or not occurring in the same form in nature”. Here, the alternative given after the or allows for the possible future use of modified biological materials. Fortunately for would-be regulators, though, the philosophical arguments might be sidestepped, at least for a while. Let’s take a step back. Defining the terms: artificial and intelligence From a philosophical perspective, intelligence is a vast minefield, especially if treated as including one or more of consciousness, thought, free will and mind. Although traceable back to at least…

For regulatory purposes, artificial is, hopefully, the easy bit. It can simply mean “not occurring in nature or not occurring in the same form in nature”. Here, the alternative given after the or allows for the possible future use of modified biological materials. Fortunately for would-be regulators, though, the philosophical arguments might be sidestepped, at least for a while. Let’s take a step back. Defining the terms: artificial and intelligence From a philosophical perspective, intelligence is a vast minefield, especially if treated as including one or more of consciousness, thought, free will and mind. Although traceable back to at least…

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