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On the Mind Matters podcast, Discovery Institute’s Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence considers the implications and misconceptions, the opportunities and limitations, and the applications and challenges presented by intelligent agents and their algorithms.

Mind Matters Discovery Institute Center on Natural and Artificial Intelligence

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    • 4.6 • 35 Ratings

On the Mind Matters podcast, Discovery Institute’s Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence considers the implications and misconceptions, the opportunities and limitations, and the applications and challenges presented by intelligent agents and their algorithms.

    What Are NFTs?

    What Are NFTs?

    What’s the big deal with non-fungible tokens (NFTs)? Is it worth it to invest in NFTs? How does copyright work with NFTs? Adam Goad, Dr. Austin Egbert, and Dr. Robert J. Marks discuss non-fungible tokens, blockchain, and cryptocurrency. Additional Resources Adam Goad at IEEE Xplore Dr. Austin Egbert at IEEE Xplore ”Just As Cryptocurrencies Went Mainstream — a Huge Collapse!”…
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    • 32 min
    Web3: The Next Generation of the Internet

    Web3: The Next Generation of the Internet

    Futurist George Gilder forecasts that decentralization of the web is going to be the future of the internet. Data will become more personalized and stored on your local computer instead of in the cloud and companies like Google will have to figure out some way to adjust. Adam Goad and Dr. Austin Egbert discuss blockchain, Web3, decentralization, and the metaverse…
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    Mysteries of the Mind

    Mysteries of the Mind

    It’s hard to know where the brain ends and the mind begins. How can studying our brains give us insight into our minds? Neuroscientist Andrew Newberg and neurosurgeon Michael Egnor sit down for a chat about all things brain related including neurotheology, methods of studying the brain, and other mind/brain phenomena. Additional Resources Andrew Newberg’s Website Michael Egnor at Discovery.org…
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    Who Controls the Tech?

    Who Controls the Tech?

    Technology companies spend a lot of money trying to determine the best way to hook customers on their products. They have tremendous influence, but you have the final say. Andrew McDiarmid discusses technology, influence, and how to reset your technology use with Robert J. Marks. Additional Resources Andrew McDiarmid’s website Andrew McDiarmid at Discovery.org How to Glorify God with Your…
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    • 32 min
    Weaving the Technology of Our Lives

    Weaving the Technology of Our Lives

    We have the ability to choose how to weave technology into our lives. How can we use technology in a healthy way? What are the consequences of being always connected and having everything available instantaneously? Andrew McDiarmid discusses technology, digital wellness, and freedom with Robert J. Marks. Additional Resources Andrew McDiarmid’s website Andrew McDiarmid at Discovery.org How to Glorify God…
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    • 19 min
    Why Computers Will Never Understand What They are Doing

    Why Computers Will Never Understand What They are Doing

    Can computers be sentient? Are there things which humans can do that computers can’t? Is artificial intelligence really creative? Robert J. Marks talks about his new book Non-Computable You: What You Do That Artificial Intelligence Never Will with talk show host Bill Meyer. Additional Resources Hear Bill’s podcasts at www.BillMeyerShow.com (broadcast from KMED / KCMD, Medford, OR). Purchase Robert J. Marks’…
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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

64SquishyOranges ,

Deep and fascinating

Not for the faint of heart! They cover a wide variety of pertinent, fascinating questions and don’t shy from difficult discussions

cchap704 ,

Very good

Talks about the reality of AI and why this technology is severely overhyped.

Mcdlbaker ,

Good discussion, dump the music

I enjoy most of the interviews/discussions, but that intro music is bad. Just get rid of it.

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