One Big Misconception About Consciousness – Christof Koch

Christof Koch (Allen Institute for Brain Science) discusses Shannon information and it's theoretical limitations in explaining consciousness - Information Theory ...
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Amazing Progress in Artificial Intelligence – Ben Goertzel

At a recent conference in Beijing (the Global Innovators Conference) - I did yet another video interview with the legendary ...
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The future of neuroscience and understanding the complexity of the human mind – Brains and Computers

Two of the world’s leading brain researchers will come together to discuss some of the latest international efforts to understand ...
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Building Brains – How to build physical models of brain circuits in silicon

Event Description: The brain is a universe of 100 billion cells interacting through a constantly changing network of 1000 trillion ...
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Consciousness in Biological and Artificial Brains – Prof Christof Koch

Event Description: Human and non-human animals not only act in the world but are capable of conscious experience. That is, ...
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David Brin on Marching for Science and the Future

March Fourth - on March 4th for Science and the Future! Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwW3nIPQYwc A discussion on science advocacy & the ...
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Future Day Melbourne 2017

WHERE: The Bull & Bear Tavern - 347 Flinders Lane (btw Queen and Elizabeth streets) Melbourne  WHEN - Wednesday March ...
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Can we build AI without losing control over it? – Sam Harris

San Harris (author of The Moral Landscape and host of the Waking Up podcast) discusses the need for AI Safety ...
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Marching for Science with John Wilkins – a perspective from Philosophy of Science

Recent video interview with John Wilkins!
  • What should marchers for science advocate for (if anything)? Which way would you ...
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March for Science! Interview with Michael Shermer

Adam Ford: G'day everybody - we've got Michael Shermer here today and we're going to discuss science advocacy as well ...
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Ethics In An Uncertain World – Australian Humanist Convention 2017

Join Peter Singer & AC Grayling to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing society today - surviving the ...
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Should “Work Ethic” be a timeless measure of human worth?

Should "Work Ethic" be a timeless measure of human worth? As automation increases alongside advances in AI and robotics - ...
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March for Science Melbourne

Join us in Melbourne on April 22nd to champion science as a pillar of human prosperity!  This will be huge ...
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The Simulation Argument – How likely is it that we are living in a simulation?

The simulation hypothesis doesn't seem to be a terse parsimonious explanation for the universe we live in. If what is ...
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All Aboard The Ship of Theseus with Keith Wiley

An exploration of the philosophical concept of metaphysical identity, using numerous variations on the infamous Ship of Theseus thought experiment ...
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Why don’t we see more larger brained species in our ecosystem?

Species with larger brains seem to have a higher general intelligence. So why haven't all species evolved larger brains? Possibly ...
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Philosophy of Science

a branch of philosophy concerned with the foundations, methods, and implications of science. The central questions concern what counts as science, the reliability of scientific theories, and the purpose of science. This discipline overlaps with metaphysics, ontology and epistemology, for example, when it explores the relationship between science and truth.

Epistemology

questions what knowledge is and how it can be acquired, and the extent to which knowledge pertinent to any given subject or entity can be acquired. Much of the debate in this field has focused on the philosophical analysis of the nature of knowledge and how it relates to connected notions such as truth, belief, and justification.

Unprecedented Technological Growth

Over the last few decades we have seen unprecedented technological change.   Our ability to visualize impacts of technological convergence in the short, medium and long term is detrimental to our survival.  With informed estimates of possible futures, we can hope to achieve clearer visions for a better future, let’s leverage growth in powerful new technologies  to solve global problems.

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