I Think, Therefore... AI Am?

by Ian Young | at Minnebar 18 | 1:00 – 1:45 in Learn | View Schedule

What even is intelligence?

Accelerationists are sure that artificial general intelligence is just around the corner. Skeptics think machines will never cross the gulf to true self awareness. But how will we know if we've gotten there or not? The more questions we ask about machine sentience, the more we realize just how murky our understanding of our own consciousness is. This talk will explore a brief history of the problem of consciousness and what it might mean for the future of computing.

Topics covered include: Alan Turing, Bladerunner, and what it's like to be a bat. If you're hoping for a technical deep dive on LLMs or want to compare notes on the hottest new services, there are many other talks that may suit you better. If, on the other hand, you'd like to leave doubting everything you thought you knew, you've found the right place.

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Ian Young

Ian is a professional web developer and an extremely amateur philosopher. He believes in keeping Minnebar weird.

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