The Insiders’ View of AI: Faggin and Frenkel

One of the highlights of the SAND17 conference, this discussion starts by introducing Federico Faggin, the inventor of the first microprocessor and one of the creators of the digital revolution, who describes the experience that convinced him that computers as we know them cannot be conscious. Edward Frenkel joins him to discuss the issue of artificial intelligence, and the process they have both experienced of switching their perspective from the dimension of traditional scientific exploration to investigating their own feeling body and its complex meaning. The suggestion is made that the obsession with artificial intelligence is today’s version of the question, Who am I? and both agree that the answer comes from the heart, not the mind.


Jewish Identity After Oct 7

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Recorded live at a SAND Community Gathering on May 11, 2024

#85 In Our Bones

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Exploring the polycrises and her new book "The Story is in Our Bones"

Where Olive Trees Weep: Official Trailer

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No one is free until we are all free

Catching My Breath

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luminous work woven with yellow threads of sunshine and impermanence

On Palestinian Trauma & Resilience

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A response to the call of physicians Ghassan Abu Sitta and Rupa Marya to rehumanize Palestinians by reimagining healing, life, and liberation of both bodies and minds

Sermon for Gaza 

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This is a sermon Chris Hedges gave on Sunday April 28 read by Eunice Wong

#84 Grieving in Community

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A recording of a recent community gathering holding space for personal and communal grief.

Fear The Person: Koans

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One can walk up to an abyss and turn away from it but cannot return to a ledge after stepping over

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