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School children seen from behind observing a historical statue
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Students from Adams Elementary School at the Santa Barbara Presidio learn about the statue of King Carlos III.

Exploring the meaning and significance of monuments

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A pyramid of concept cards underpins a basilica on a laptop screen. Behind the computer is a more abstract pyramid of concepts floating above the desk.
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An illustration by Midjourney with the prompt: “A computer with clouds of equations and symbols.”
What an artificial intelligence displays on the screen reflects its internal representation of the world, which may be quite different than our own.

The mind of the machine
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Illustration by Maya Gonzalez

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