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.


Mysteries, Yes

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Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous to be understood

Gaza and the Human Soul

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Presidential candidate Cornel West and author Gabor Maté met for the first time this week to discuss the horrors of Israel’s war on Gaza.

Abrahamic Mysticism: A Shared Heritage

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A history of the weaving of Jewish, Christian and Islamic Mysticism

Shakti: Tiny Desk Concert

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A reunion of the seminal Indian / European jazz fusion band for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert

#62 The Dreamer’s Dream

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A simple yet profound conversation on the life and teachings of Éric Baret

Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address

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This video, filmed on location at the Onondaga Nation School in Onondaga Nation, focuses on the purpose and uses of the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address.

Decolonizing Science

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We are witnessing a resurgence of indigenous knowledge and growing acknowledgement of its scientific value worldwide

Keep A Small Flame Burning

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Using Buddhist teaching to deal with grief during the poly-crisis

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