Monday October 25, 2020 6PM
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 continuing our exploration of consciousness and artificial intelligence and the ethcial issues raised by attempting to replicate human consciousness. We will view a presentation by Elon Musk and his vision of using brain interface devices to control AI applications. T
We will continue to meet every fourth Monday until we have solved the “hard problem of consciousness.” Actually, we will probably run out of material to discuss before that happens but who knows where this might lead?