Deep dive into the nature of consciousness and reality. Sponsors: for 20% off. For Algo’s podcast and website Patreon: Crypto: PayPal: Twitter: Discord Invite: iTunes: Pandora: Spotify: Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: Merch: LINKS MENTIONED: -QBism Paper: -Donald Hoffman’s book The Case Against Reality (affiliate): -Plato and the Nerd (affiliate): TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:03:34 Is a Theory of Everything possible? / Definition of Consciousness 00:08:32 Spacetime’s fundamental nature (or not) 00:14:27 Joscha Bach on mysterianism, telepathy, and consciousness 00:34:40 Joscha has a way of interpreting the Bible literally 00:42:01 Physical world vs Computational world 00:57:57 On Gödel and changing the definition of truth to provable / computable 01:12:33 What parts of the mind makes statements beyond computation? 01:13:57 Real numbers don’t exist? 01:15:23 [Prof. Edward Lee] Reality is not necessarily algorithmic 01:34:02 Donald Hoffman on Free Will 01:44:03 Joscha Bach on Free Will and whether a TOE exists 01:57:10 What would change in Bach’s model if classical logic was correct? 02:07:42 Penrose and Lucas argument regarding Gödel and the mind 02:13:55 Closing thoughts from Bach and Hoffman on each other’s work * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid on the topic of “when does the left go too far?” Visit that site if you’d like to watch it.
Artificial Intelligence It is difficult to overstate the likely impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the way we live and learn in the future, and the way we carry out our roles as L&D professionals. If you’re freaked out by Amazon guessing what you’ll read next you ain’t seen nothing yet. From algorithms to networked knowledge, this session lays bare how AI will transform our lives – and where it already has. Chair: Niall Gavin, L&D Consultant Artificial Intelligence: no, we’re not all going to die Toby Simpson, CTO, Ososim AI : transforming how people learn at work, and the L&D function Donald Clark, Board member, Ufi We are only just beginning to see and practically explore and build new forms of artificial, machine-based, collective intelligence. The impact: teaching and learning performed by machines at speed and on a massive scale. This is exhilarating and frightening at the same time. We, as humans, are now part of a network of human teachers, human learners, AI teachers, AI learners, networked knowledge, and networked skills. The world has suddenly become a lot more complex. How will work, learning and the role of the L&D function change? – The future of the workforce as AI becomes mainstream – The role of networks – human and artificial – The human in the machine: building biological decision making into AI – The human thinking most susceptible to AI, and what least – The impact, advantages and disadvantages of AI for L&D