Mind Matters Where Natural and Artificial Intelligence Meet

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What Humans Do That A.I. Can’t

AI can do many things faster and better than humans. It can beat humans in chess, outsmart us in Jeopardy, and defeat us at GO. The question remains. Is there anything a human can (and always will) do better than an AI? Show Notes 01:00 | Eric Holloway Introduction 01:57 | Fold It, a showdown between AI and amateurs 03:40 | Jay Read More ›

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Non-Algorithmic Mind

The distinctiveness of human creativity and consciousness

What is an algorithm and could a computer ever perform a non-algorithmic task? Computers are getting faster, algorithms are getting more complex, and our computing power is growing. With all these advancements, are there limitations that computers can never overcome? Show Notes 01:22 | Roger Penrose – The Emperor’s New Mind and Shadows of the Mind 01:57 | Meet Eric Holloway Read More ›

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Bitcoin and the Keys to Cryptocurrency Security

Will Fullerton returns to explain the workings of the cryptocurrency that started it all

Everyone has heard the buzz about Bitcoin, but what is driving this mad dash and the volatile cryptocurrency markets? What are the mechanics of Bitcoin, of mining and trading it? How are transactions secured against tampering? Is it anonymous, and thereby shielded from the IRS? As Warren Buffet would have it, is it time to be fearful or greedy? Show Read More ›

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Trusting the Blockchain

Will Fullerton on Blockchain as a Foundational Technology

Robert J. Marks and Will Fullerton discuss what changes await as we enter the implementation phase of a foundational technology: blockchain. While China is making a multi-billion dollar investment, IBM is betting on countless blockchain projects. And by promising to disintermediate financial institutions, blockchain holds the promise of radically reducing obstacles and overhead from human transactions. Still, challenges remain to be solved that are inherent to the technology. Join Bob and Will for a stimulating conversation. Read More ›

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Why Mind Matters Matter

Host Robert J. Marks introduces the breadth of issues that will be covered on the Mind Matters podcast, from job displacement to human flourishing in a world increasingly run by our algorithms. In brief, Mind Matters will bring natural and artificial intelligence head to head in the areas of research, application and education. Read More ›

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First Episode Teaser

Coming soon from the Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence, the Mind Matters podcast, hosted by Robert J. Marks, brings human intelligence to bear on AI. Read More ›