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January 03, 2016

Robot Kool Aid
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Can we build a robot that trips on acid? This is not a frivolous question, according to neuroscientist Andrew Smart. If we canít, he argues, we havenít really created artificial intelligence. Richard and Andrew discuss his new book Beyond Zero and One, which challenges fundamental assumptions underlying artificial intelligence.
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The Conspiracy Show: Beyond Zero and One
Andrew Smart is the author of Autopilot: The Art and Science of Doing Nothing and Beyond Zero and One. A scientist and engineer interested in consciousness, brains and technology. In his latest book, Smart convincingly makes the case that true intelligence, and artificial intelligence, requires an appreciation of what is beyond the computational.
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The Conspiracy Show: Open Lines with Richard
Richard invites your calls to the program to discuss anything on your mind. This is your chance to be on the program and have your voice heard.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Andrew Smart
Andrew Smart is the author of Autopilot: The Art and Science of Doing Nothing and Beyond Zero and One. A scientist and engineer interested in consciousness, brains and technology, his work traverses the boundaries of neuroscience, philosophy, culture, radical politics and metaphysics. He was raised in the U.S., educated and married in Sweden, lived in New York and Minneapolis and now lives in Switzerland.

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