Sponsors: The Anagoge Podcast can be found https://www.youtube.com/AnagogePodcast. Brilliant is https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. For Algo’s podcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9IfRw1QaTglRoX0sN11AQQ and website https://www.algo.com/. Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto: https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything Merch: https://tinyurl.com/TOEmerch LINKS MENTIONED: -John Vervaeke’s Meaning Crisis series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ -Joscha Bach’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Plinz TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:04:26 Behind the scenes conversation 00:05:48 Joscha’s opinion of John’s work 00:06:52 John’s opinion of Joscha’s work 00:08:58 Definition of consciousness / sentience / mind / self 00:17:39 Primary qualia vs the “experience” of qualia 00:25:00 Is science compatible with Joscha’s model of simulated consciousness? 00:34:55 The solution to Dualism 00:35:52 People mistake their psychedelic trips for idealism 00:40:55 We don’t experience the physical world 00:42:30 The problem of skepticism and solipsism 00:52:11 What is “rationality”? 00:55:17 Mysterianism and Epistemic Boundedness 01:00:38 The boundaries of consciousness (do they exist?) 01:07:08 What is “real”? How do you know? Discussion on ontology 01:22:15 If we’re in a simulation, we wouldn’t know (Plato’s cave) 01:27:25 The gods are personality archetypes 01:29:32 Physics is less real than the Forms 01:43:58 Academia doesn’t value dialogue as content 01:57:57 Is “truth” always “good”? 02:01:45 The meaning crisis 02:11:55 What did Joscha and John think 2 years, that they no longer view to be correct? 02:16:17 Consciousness is a “government” 02:21:16 [Donald Hoffman] Is spacetime fundamental? Can there every be a Theory of Everything? 02:30:40 [Sad Face] Chinese room thought experiment of Searle’s 02:36:08 Software is a physical law [More]
Google Workshop on Quantum Biology D-Wave: Natural Quantum Computation Presented by Geordie Rose October 22, 2010 ABSTRACT Description and philosophy of the D-Wave superconducting processor and quantum annealing algorithms. About the speaker: Geordie Rose is a founder and CTO of D-Wave. He is known as a leading advocate for quantum computing and physics-based processor design, and has been invited to speak on these topics in venues ranging from the 2003 TED Conference to Supercomputing 2008. His innovative and ambitious approach to building quantum computing technology has received coverage in MIT Technology Review magazine, The Economist, New Scientist, Scientific American and Science magazines, and one of his business strategies was profiled in a Harvard Business School case study. He has received several awards and accolades for his work with D-Wave, including being short-listed for a 2005 World Technology Award. Dr. Rose holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of British Columbia, specializing in quantum effects in materials. While at McMaster University, he graduated first in his class with a BEng in Engineering Physics, specializing in semiconductor engineering.
How can the physical universe give rise to a mind? I suggest to replace this confusing question by another one: what kind of information processing system is the mind, and how is the mind computed? As we will see, even our ideas of the physical universe turn out to be computational. Let us explore some fascinating scenery of the philosophy underlying Artificial Intelligence. Talk presented at the 31st Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg, December 2014 (English version)
QUANTUM SYNAPSE. Joscha Bach: Artificial Consciousness and the Nature of Reality | AI Podcast #101 with Lex Fridman. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-2P3MSZrBM Dr. Joscha Bach (MIT Media Lab and the Harvard Program for Evolutionary Dynamics) is an AI researcher who works and writes about cognitive architectures, mental representation, emotion, social modeling, and multi-agent systems. He is the founder of the MicroPsi project, in which virtual agents are constructed and used in a computer model to discover and describe the interactions of emotion, motivation, and cognition of situated agents. Bach’s mission to build a model of the mind is the bedrock research in the creation of Strong AI, i.e. cognition on par with that of a human being. He is especially interested in the philosophy of AI and in the augmentation of the human mind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da-9zPgxWBY The Artificial Intelligence Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/Maaaarth Polyworld: Using Evolution to Design Artificial Intelligence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m97_kL4ox0   DOWNLOAD : Subtitles and Closed Captions (CC) from YouTube Full transcript available here: https://www.bilingualsubtitles.com/addvideo My Website: https://www.youtube.com/c/wrwin1QUANTUMSYNAPSE
A philosophical dive into Consciousness, AI, Nature of Universe and Religion and how it all relates to computation. #PotluckUniversity
Dr. Joscha Bach (MIT Media Lab and the Harvard Program for Evolutionary Dynamics) is an AI researcher who works and writes about cognitive architectures, mental representation, emotion, social modeling, and multi-agent systems. He is founder of the MicroPsi project, in which virtual agents are constructed and used in a computer model to discover and describe the interactions of emotion, motivation, and cognition of situated agents. Bach’s mission to build a model of the mind is the bedrock research in the creation of Strong AI, i.e. cognition on par with that of a human being. He is especially interested in the philosophy of AI and in the augmentation of the human mind. July 25th, 2017