Consciousness

AI Ethics Virtual Reality

Jaron Lanier on Virtual Reality, Social Media & the Future of Humans and AI

Jaron Lanier is a living legend. One of the earliest pioneers in virtual reality and I vividly remember reading about him in Wired magazine while I was still in college (and Wired was still relevant). Here he is speaking with Lex Fridman about VR, social media, AI, and humanity’s future. OUTLINE: 0:00 – Introduction 1:39 […]

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Neural Networks Science

How Do Neural Networks Grow Smarter?

Neurobiologists and computer scientists are trying to discover how neural networks become a brain. Will nature give us the answer, or is it all up to an artificial intelligence to work it out? Watch this talk from The Royal Institution to find out more.

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AI Philosophy Fridays

How Does Matter Give Rise To Consciousness?

Sam Harris ponders how matter gives rise to consciousness?

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Science

Intelligence Without Brains?

How much brain do you need to be intelligence?  What is intelligence, anyways? It’s a question that comes up a lot in AI research. Bees and ants perform marvels as colonies, though each individual insect has barely any brain. Plants—with no brain at all—exhibit behaviors that, by any definition, count as intelligent. Brace yourself for […]

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