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Are we nothing but an evolved animal and an evolving meat computer?
#6 What Does It Mean to be Human? Part 1
We are told that we have evolved from a chimpanzee by Darwinian Evolution and will evolve to the next level through Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics. Is that true? What does science have to say? What is the current stage of development?
In this first part, Nothing But, we will dig into what AI can do and can’t do. Is our mind just our brain. Is our brain just a meat computer? In Matrix fashion we are being persuaded that we are on a pathway to becoming exceptional through AI and this will accelerate and augment our evolutionary development in becoming god-like. Since our mind is nothing but a very advanced computer it is downloadable into another computer. With the accumulation of downloadable incremental improvements over time we will be able to actualize a promise of immortality.
But our mind is not just our brain. It has an immaterial and non-programmable dimension. We possess immaterial qualities (qualia) that are only introspectively accessible. These are not algorithms that can be programmed. How could they ever be simulated on a computer?
Come and explore the landscape in this first part of session #6 in our series aimed at answering the Big Question posed at the beginning of the season, Has Science Rediscovered a Creator? The entire series is available by clicking on the VIDEOCAST button on the menu above.
NEXT SOCRATES FORUM
TOPIC: What Does It Mean to be Human?
WHEN: Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 4:00-5:30pm
NOTE: Change of Date and Place
WHERE: MountainView Ballroom at the Mountain Bar & Grill, 38759 S. Mountain View Blvd., SaddleBrooke, Arizona
INFORMATION: Dick Hardy, email@example.com, (440) 773-1065
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