Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil SethRight now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience -- and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen? According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we're all hallucinating all the time; when we agree about our hallucinations, we call it "reality." Join Seth for a delightfully disorienting talk that may leave you questioning the very nature of your existence.
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The brain dictionaryWhere exactly are the words in your head? Scientists have created an interactive map showing which brain areas respond to hearing different words. The map reveals how language is spread throughout the cortex and across both hemispheres, showing groups of words clustered together by meaning. The beautiful interactive model allows us to explore the complex organisation of the enormous dictionaries in our heads.
Explore the brain model for yourself here: http://gallantlab.org/huth2016
Read the paper here: http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/nature17637
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Henry Stapp on Quantum Mechanics and Human ConsciousnessThe United Nations, New York - September 11, 2008
Beyond the Mind-Body Problem: New Paradigms in the Science of Consciousness
An excerpt of Henry Stapp, PhD talking about how quantum mechanics can explain how intent can cause changes in the structure of the brain that can ultimately affect behavior.
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Russell Brand Interviews Quantum Physicist Dr. John Hagelin (Part 13)http://wwww.davidlynchfoundation.org/ In this video actor/comedian Russell Brand interviews renowned quantum physicist Dr. John Hagelin at the David Lynch Foundation's 3rd annual Change Begins Within gala in Los Angeles. They discuss the science behind the Transcendental Meditation technique, the Unified Field, and the importance of having a quantum physicist as a butler. Russell then welcomes film director David Lynch to the stage.
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Noam Chomsky "Grammar, Mind and Body- A Personal View"Noam Chomsky speaks about language and philosophy as part of the Dean's Lecture Series.
David Deutsch: A new way to explain explanationhttp://www.ted.com For tens of thousands of years our ancestors understood the world through myths, and the pace of change was glacial. The rise of scientific understanding transformed the world within a few centuries. Why? Physicist David Deutsch proposes a subtle answer.
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TEDx Brussels 2010 - Stuart Hameroff - Do we have a quantum Soul?Dr. Hameroff's research for 35 years has involved consciousness - how the pinkish gray meat between our ears produces the richness of experiential awareness. A clinical anesthesiologist, Hameroff has studied how anesthetic gas molecules selectively erase consciousness via delicate quantum effects on protein dynamics. Following a longstanding interest in the computational capacity of microtubules inside neurons, Hameroff teamed with the eminent British physicist Sir Roger Penrose to develop a controversial quantum theory of consciousness called orchestrated objective reduction (Orch OR) which connects brain processes to fundamental spacetime geometry. Recently Hameroff has explored the theoretical implications of Orch OR for consciousness to exist independent of the body, distributed in deeper, lower, faster scales in non-local, holographic spacetime, raising possible scientific approaches to the soul and spirituality.
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Stuart Hameroff, MD is a physician, Professor of Anesthesiology and Psychology, and Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson. In medical school, Hameroff became interested in intelligent behavior of microtubules, protein lattices within brain neurons and other living cells. Hameroff developed theories of microtubules as self-organizing molecular computers, and teamed with Sir Roger Penrose on the controversial Penrose-Hameroff "Orch OR" model of consciousness. Based on quantum computing in brain microtubules, Orch OR connects brain activities to the most basic level of the universe -- fundamental spacetime geometry at the Planck scale. At that level, Penrose has proposed Platonic information guiding or influencing conscious choices and perceptions. Orch OR could be seen as providing a plausibility argument for non-locality and spirituality. Hameroff is also involved with clinical trials of transcranial ultrasound (TUS) for mood and cognitive dysfunction, and co-organizes the biennial interdisciplinary conference 'Toward a Science of Consciousness.'
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RSA ANIMATE: The Divided BrainIn this new RSA Animate, renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our 'divided brain' has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society.
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Public Lecture with Google DeepMind's Demis HassabisWatch the founder of Google DeepMind's Demis Hassabis' lecture about the future and capabilities of artificial intelligence.
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Future directions of machine learning: Part 2On 22 May 2015, the Royal Society launched a new series of high-level conferences on major scientific and technical challenges of the next decade. 'Breakthrough Science and Technologies: Transforming our Future' conferences feature cutting-edge science from industry and academia and bring together leading experts from the wider scientific community, industry, government, funding bodies and charities.
The first conference was on the topic of machine learning and was organised by Dr Hermann Hauser KBE FREng FRS and Dr Robert Ghanea-Hercock.
This video session features:
- Professor Steve Furber CBE FREng FRS, “Building Brains” (00:00)
- Dr Demis Hassabis, "General learning algorithms” (1:25:55)
- Simon Knowles, “Machines for intelligence” (28:58)
- Professor Simon Benjamin, “Machine learning as a near-future applications of emerging quantum technologies” (56:05)
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Shane Legg on a New Metric for Measuring Macine Intelligence
Can A.I. Become More Human? // Gary Marcus, Geometric Intelligence (Hosted by FirstMark Capital)Gary Marcus, CEO at Geometric Intelligence, presented at FirstMark's Data Driven NYC on January 19, 2016. Marcus' talk focused on ways A.I. is stuck.
Geometric Intelligence is redefining the boundaries of machine learning through innovative, patent-pending techniques that learn more efficiently from less data.
Data Driven NYC is a monthly event covering Big Data and data-driven products and startups, hosted by Matt Turck, partner at FirstMark.
FirstMark is an early stage venture capital firm based in New York City. Find out more about Data Driven NYC at http://datadrivennyc.com and FirstMark Capital at http://firstmarkcap.com.
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Extracting Knowledge from Text - Pedro DomingosTitle: Extracting Knowledge from Text w/ Tractable Markov Logic & Symmetry-Based Semantic Parsing
Abstract: Building very large commonsense knowledge bases and
reasoning with them is a long-standing dream of AI. Today that
knowledge is available in text; all we have to do is extract it. Text,
however, is extremely messy, noisy, ambiguous, incomplete, and
variable. A formal representation of it needs to be both probabilistic
and relational, either of which leads to intractable inference and
therefore poor scalability. In the first part of this talk I will
describe tractable Markov logic, a language that is restricted enough
to be tractable yet expressive enough to represent much of the
commonsense knowledge contained in text. Even then, transforming text
into a formal representation of its meaning remains a difficult
problem. There is no agreement on what the representation primitives
should be, and labeled data in the form of sentence-meaning pairs for
training a semantic parser is very hard to come by. In the second part
of the talk I will propose a solution to both these problems, based on
concepts from symmetry group theory. A symmetry of a sentence is a
syntactic transformation that does not change its meaning. Learning a
semantic parser for a language is discovering its symmetry group, and
the meaning of a sentence is its orbit under the group (i.e., the set
of all sentences it can be mapped to by composing symmetries).
Preliminary experiments indicate that tractable Markov logic and
symmetry-based semantic parsing can be powerful tools for scalably extracting knowledge from text.
The Master Algorithm | Pedro Domingos | Talks at GoogleMachine learning is the automation of discovery, and it is responsible for making our smartphones work, helping Netflix suggest movies for us to watch, and getting presidents elected. But there is a push to use machine learning to do even more—to cure cancer and AIDS and possibly solve every problem humanity has. Domingos is at the very forefront of the search for the Master Algorithm, a universal learner capable of deriving all knowledge—past, present and future—from data. In this book, he lifts the veil on the usually secretive machine learning industry and details the quest for the Master Algorithm, along with the revolutionary implications such a discovery will have on our society.
Pedro Domingos is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, and he is the cofounder of the International Machine Learning Society.
This Authors at Google talk was hosted by Boris Debic.
Open and Exploratory Extraction of Relations and Common Sense from Large Text Corpora - Alan AkbikAlan Akbik November 10, 2014
Title: Open and Exploratory Extraction of Relations (and Common Sense) from Large Text Corpora
Abstract: The use of deep syntactic information such as typed dependencies has been shown to be very effective in Information Extraction (IE). Despite this potential, the process of manually creating rule-based information extractors that operate on dependency trees is not intuitive for persons without an extensive NLP background. In this talk, I present an approach and a graphical tool that allows even novice users to quickly and easily define extraction patterns over dependency trees and directly execute them on a very large text corpus. This enables users to explore a corpus for structured information of interest in a highly interactive and data-guided fashion, and allows them to create extractors for those semantic relations they find interesting. I then present a project in which we use Information Extraction to automatically construct a very large common sense knowledge base. This knowledge base - dubbed "The Weltmodell" - contains common sense facts that pertain to proper noun concepts; an example of this is the concept "coffee", for which we know that it is typically drunk by a person or brought by a waiter. I show how we mine such information from very large amounts of text, how we quantify notions such as typicality and similarity, and discuss some ideas how such world knowledge can be used to address reasoning tasks.
Claudio Delli Bovi: Open Information Extraction: Where Are We Going?Claudio Delli Bovi
Open Information Extraction: where are we going?
ABSTRACT: The Open Information Extraction (OIE) paradigm has received much attention in the NLP community over the last decade. Since the earliest days, most OIE approaches have been focusing on Web-scale corpora, which raises issues such as massive amounts of noise. Also, OIE systems can be very different in nature and develop their own type inventories, with no portable ontological structure. This talk steps back and explores both issues by presenting two substantially different approaches to the task: in the first we shift the target of a full-fledged OIE pipeline to a relatively small, dense corpus of definitional knowledge; in the second we try to make sense of different OIE outputs by merging them into a single, unified and fully disambiguated knowledge repository.
Dave Snowden | Managing under conditions of uncertainty | State of the Net 2014State of the Net 2014 - Trieste (Italy), June 12th-14th
Managing under conditions of uncertainty: lessons from the natural sciences
Dave Snowden, chief scientific officer at Cognitive Edge
State of the Net
Debate: "Does AI Need More Innate Machinery?" (Yann LeCun, Gary Marcus)Debate between Yann LeCun and Gary Marcus at NYU, October 5 2017. Moderated by David Chalmers. Sponsored by the NYU Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness.