Joscha Bach – Reconciling consciousness with physicalism

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Joscha Bach speaking at the 6th International FQXi Conference, “Mind Matters: Intelligence and Agency in the Physical World.”

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Steve Florida says:

Joscha touts computational language as the yardstick of understanding patterns, then want is the mathematical formulas for love, altruism and goodness? Algorithms convey meanings, but seem to fall short on values.

Steve Florida says:

"Physical systems (i.e. the brain) cannot be conscious," therefore the mind is on a higher plane/level/consciousness.

JimJoness619 says:

Woah reality put together so nicely makes sense. But fuck me right

Rutger Muller says:

I'm on a spree of hitting like on all Joscha Bach videos so the algorithm won't bother me with nonsense anymore.

Dylan Garrett says:

Maybe in another life I’ll be this smart..

Maciej M says:

Brilliant, fascinating mind

Dennis Tucker says:

I agree with Joscha Bach's points. I think he is brilliant! In my studies of consciousness, I came to the same conclusions. Within the models I've done on this, I do not relate to areas within the brain. I also simplify the representational graphics. It is Who is the girl at time index 9:40?

DSAK55 says:

You need to speak slower

hammerstrumm says:

A great mind, badly informed.
And it does nothing for the world. At this point in evolutionary history, we need stuff that works, not theories.
He should read chapter 12 of this (free) e book.
https://www.auro-ebooks.com/sri-aurobindo-or-the-adventure-of-consciousness/
He talks about swimming as if he understands it, but has never been in the water.

Gamer Legend says:

Smart smart smart

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