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Joscha Bach on mind, modelling and reality

Apologies. I’m doing this post simply so I can easily find this video again. It goes for about 3 hours and my brain can only handle it in ‘chunks’. So please ignore this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-2P3MSZrBM

Just as a note to myself : brain biology = electrical and chemical pathways for sensory input. Electrical = digital but chemical = analog.

Can a construct, an AI, ever be self aware ‘like us’ if it cannot synthesize sensory input as both digital and analog?

Meeks


Just a little bit famous :D

I’m kidding. I’m still not famous, dammit, but it was rather nice to have my books feature on the DVLC Facebook page. [DVLC is a community house/learning centre where I’ve volunteered for close to four years].

This is a screenshot of the Facebook article:

The lovely people from the Writers Workshop allowed me to come over and give a talk about publishing today. I was hoping to debunk some of the myths surrounding publishing – both traditional and Indie – but as it turned out, the discussion ranged much further than I expected and the time just flew.

To say I had fun would be an understatement. I’m used to chatting with all of you about writing related issues, but it feels so much more immediate when you can see your audience smiling back at you. Being able to hand my books around for the first time was also an amazing experience. I’m still on a high.

Have a great weekend 🙂

Meeks

 

 

 

 

 


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