The manner and method of performing an act. In software engineering, an action is a single executable computation that results in a change of state or the return of a value.

Articles on that refer to Action

Essentials of General Intelligence: The direct path to AGI By Peter Voss
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Chapter 5: Thinking Machines By K. Eric Drexler
2050 Global Normative Scenarios By Jerome C. Glenn and Theodore J. Gordon
How to Build a Virtual Human By Peter Plantec
Moot Court Hearing On The Petition Of A Conscious Computer By Martine Rothblatt
Why Language Is All Thumbs By Chip Walter
A Jurisprudence of Artilects: Blueprint for a Synthetic Citizen By Frank W. Sudia
Chapter 11: The Engines of Destruction By K. Eric Drexler

News Articles that refer to Action

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Scientists develop molecular implantable biocomputers
Robots Detect Behavioral Cues to Follow Humans
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