May 12, 2022 • 52M

David Chalmers on AI and Consciousness

An interview with David Chalmers, renowned philosopher of mind and professor at NYU.

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In episode 25 of The Gradient Podcast, Daniel Bashir speaks to David Chalmers, professor of philosophy and Philosophy and Neural Science at New York University, and co-director of NYU’s center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness.

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(00:00) Intro
(00:42) “Today’s neural networks may be slightly conscious”
(03:55) Openness to Machine Consciousness
(09:37) Integrated Information Theory
(18:41) Epistemic Gaps, Verbal Reports
(25:52) Vision Models and Consciousness
(33:37) Reasoning about Consciousness
(38:20) Illusionism
(41:30) Best Approaches to the Hard Problem
(44:21) Panpsychism
(46:35) Outro

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