Why the ‘Unreasonable Effectiveness’ of Mathematics?

Why the ‘Unreasonable Effectiveness’ of Mathematics?

What is it about mathematics that it can describe so accurately the world around us? In this talk that straddles the border of hard science... Details
How Does Matter Give Rise To Consciousness?

How Does Matter Give Rise To Consciousness?

Sam Harris ponders how matter gives rise to consciousness? Details
Physics Says That We Don’t Have Free Will?!

Physics Says That We Don’t Have Free Will?!

Sabine Hossenfelder explains why free will is incompatible with the currently known laws of nature and why the idea makes no sense anyway.   Compare this... Details
Could You Ever Upload Your Mind Into A Computer?

Could You Ever Upload Your Mind Into A Computer?

Philosophy Tube explores what the future holds for consciousness, compute, and AI. What does this mean? Biology meets computer science meets philosophy! Following a discussion... Details
Why You Should Read "Waiting For Godot"

Why You Should Read "Waiting For Godot"

TED-Ed explores why you should read Waiting for Godot, something I had to read for a philosophy class once. Two men, Estragon and Vladimir, meet... Details
Joscha Bach on Artificial Consciousness and the Nature of Reality

Joscha Bach on Artificial Consciousness and the Nature of Reality

Lex Fridman interviews Joscha Bach. Joscha Bach is the VP of Research at the AI Foundation, previously doing research at MIT and Harvard. Joscha work... Details
Coronavirus and Stoicism: How Marcus Aurelius Responded To A Pandemic

Coronavirus and Stoicism: How Marcus Aurelius Responded To A Pandemic

Daily Stoic shares a lesson we can all learn from history about this COVID Pandemic. In 165 AD, Marcus Aurelius' Roman Empire was hit with... Details
Do Feedback Loops Create Consciousness?

Do Feedback Loops Create Consciousness?

Very often I am asked when (or whether) we will create a conscious AI. I scratch my chin and ask “how would you define consciousness?”... Details
Why Stoicism Matters

Why Stoicism Matters

For this week’s Philosophy Friday, here’s a great presentation no Why Stoicism Matters. Details
Philosophy Friday – Lao Tzu

Philosophy Friday – Lao Tzu

The School of Life has a video exploring Daoism and its founder Lao Tzu. I thought it would be a good share for Philosophy Friday.... Details