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Joaquin Phoenix stars in the film Her, in which his character falls in love with an operating system. When will artificial intelligence programs like Siri evolve to the point where we'll fall in love with them?

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That's Just Like 'Her': Could We Ever Love A Computer?

There are hurdles to overcome before we can form relationships with artificially intelligent beings.

A man listens to a tin can telephone.

Author Interviews

Sounds Intriguing: The World's Most Interesting Noises

As an acoustic engineer, Trevor Cox has spent most of his career getting rid of bizarre, unwanted sounds. But in The Sound Book, Cox turns up the volume on those sonic oddities. The book explores weird echoes and unexpected noises from around the globe — including "whisper galleries" and a chirping pyramid.

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood (background) clash with supporters of Egypt's army chief Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi in Cairo on Jan. 24.

Parallels

Egypt's Crackdown Widens, But Insurgency Still Burns

The Egyptian security forces have targeted the Muslim Brotherhood, which is now classified as a terrorist group. But the crackdown has gone well beyond the one Islamist organization and now encompasses most everyone voicing dissent.

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Comite Culificador, Pt. 1 Mexican Institute of Sound

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A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61 [Elfenmarsch, in G minor] London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn (conductor)

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