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Richard Syrett's Strange Planet


Dec 6, 2019

EPISODE #320 Machines, Consciousness and Psychedelics

Richard speaks with a neuroscientist to discuss some of the fundamental assumptions underlying artificial intelligence. Is the human brain based on computation? Can information alone explain human consciousness and intelligence?

GUEST: Andrew Smart  is a scientist and engineer interested in consciousness, brains and technology, his work traverses the boundaries of neuroscience, philosophy, culture, radical politics and metaphysics. He is the author of Beyond One and Zero.