Zen and the Nature of Thought

In which artificial thinking sheds light on the nature of human thinking.

An AI-generated ink painting in traditional Japanese style of a Buddhist Master and a student in a mountainous setting.
A Master and a student. Image generated with AI by DALL-E.

“I’m so disappointed in TalkMIO, Master,” said the student.

“That is sad to hear,” said the Master. “And why is that so?”

“I thought that it worked like a human brain, and had real thoughts,” said the student. “But all it does is threading words together.”

The Master nodded, smiling. “Just like a human brain,” he said.

At that moment, the student was Enlightened.

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