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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.

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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.

    Jaw Dropping Algorithms That Allow Social Behavior to Thrive

    Jaw Dropping Algorithms That Allow Social Behavior to Thrive

    How do bees know how to build their hives? Insects have a wide variety of fascinating social behaviors. Where do they come from? Robert J. Marks and Eric Cassell, author of Animal Algorithms, discuss the origins of these mysterious instincts and how AI research has learned a great deal from nature. Show Notes 00:39 | Introducing Eric Cassell 01:01 |…
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    • 22 min
    The Astonishing Algorithms That Allow Animals to Navigate & Migrate

    The Astonishing Algorithms That Allow Animals to Navigate & Migrate

    An algorithm is a step-by-step procedure to perform a specific task. We usually think of algorithms as being performed by computers. Did you know that animals have built-in algorithms of their own? Some of these amazing algorithms allow animals to migrate to new places and navigate back to previous locations. Eric Cassell discusses his new book, Animal Algorithms, with Robert…
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    • 35 min
    Randomness, Information Theory, and the Unknowable

    Randomness, Information Theory, and the Unknowable

    In the 1960s, mathematician and computer scientist Gregory Chaitin published a landmark paper in the field of algorithmic information theory in the Journal of the ACM – and he was only a teenager. Since then he’s explored mathematics, computer science, and even gotten a mathematical constant named after him. Robert J. Marks leads the discussion with Professor Gregory Chaitin on…
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    Phenomena of the Mind

    Phenomena of the Mind

    Endless mysteries dwell inside and outside the brain, and it’s hard to know where the brain ends and the mind begins. Dr. Michael Egnor and Dr. Andrew Newberg discuss near death experiences, speaking in tongues, and many more mysteries of the mind. Show Notes 00:23 | Near Death Experiences 04:17 | Limitations of the Brain 08:06 | Negative Encounters within…
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    • 23 min
    Finding God in the Brain

    Finding God in the Brain

    Materialism insists that God is just a figment of the imagination, but there are some interesting phenomena in neurotheology that suggest otherwise. There are also certain methodological challenges when it comes to trying to find evidence of God in the brain. Michael Egnor discusses these issues with Andrew Newberg, who is a pioneer and authority in the field of neurotheology.…
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    Neurotheology: Spirituality and the Brain

    Neurotheology: Spirituality and the Brain

    Neurotheology is the study of the relationship of our religious and spiritual selves and our brains. How can studying our brains give us insight into our minds? Dr. Michael Egnor interviews Dr. Andrew Newberg on neuroscience, methods of studying the brain, and how our minds and brains are related. Show Notes 00:08 | Introducing Andrew Newberg 05:17 | Methods to…
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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

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.

gadgetmann ,

Horrific music, wonderful content

The music created or chosen will make your ears bleed. Having learned the value of the skip 15 sec button, it is easy to spare my hearing.

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