Podcast of the week - April 2016
April 23, 2016
My podcast recommendation for this week comes from Sam Harris’s discussion with David Chalmers about consciousness.
The 2nd half gets a little bit waffly when discussing the future of AI - coming from current fears that Nick Bostrom’s Superintelligence started last year, but the first half covers conciousness really well.
- What is consciousness? Is it actually anything or just a by-product of all the data our brains receive?
- Is everything in the universe conscious? If so, are thermostats conscious?
- Mmmmmm brains: the zombie analogy for consciousness.