Fourth Monday of The Month: 6:00 PM
Consciousness and Artificial Intelligence
This month we will meeting on Zoom and in person. If you would like to receive an invite to join the meeting, send your email address to email@example.com and plan to log in about 10 minutes early to make sure your audio and video settings are working properly.
The field of consciousness studies has expanded rapidly in the last 20 years but we seem to be no closer to finding an answer to the question of exactly what consciousness is and how it came to exist. In this class we will study the ideas and theories of leading experts in this fascinating field by watching video presentations and then discussing the pros and cons. No text book is required.
This month we are watching an intereview with David Eagleman from August 2020 in connection with his new book Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever Changing Brain.
We will continue to meet every fourth Monday until we have solved the “hard problem of consciousness” (if there is such a thing). Actually, we will probably run out of material to discuss before that happens but who knows where this might lead?