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On the Mind Matters podcast, Discovery Institute’s Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence considers the implications and misconceptions, the opportunities and limitations, and the applications and challenges presented by intelligent agents and their algorithms.

On the Mind Matters podcast, Discovery Institute’s Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence considers the implications and misconceptions, the opportunities and limitations, and the applications and challenges presented by intelligent agents and their algorithms.

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United States

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On the Mind Matters podcast, Discovery Institute’s Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence considers the implications and misconceptions, the opportunities and limitations, and the applications and challenges presented by intelligent agents and their algorithms.

Language:

English

Contact:

(206) 292-0401


Episodes

The Chaitin Interview I: Chaitin Chats with Kurt Gödel

3/4/2021
In this week’s Mind Matters episode, Robert J. Marks begins a conversation with mathematician and computer scientist Gregory Chaitin. The two discuss Chaitin’s beginnings in computer science, his thoughts on historic scientists in his field such as Leonard Euler and Kurt Gödel, and even the story of how a cold call to Gödel almost led to Chaitin meeting the famed… Source

Duration:00:21:13

Bingecast: John Lennox on Artificial Intelligence and Humanity

2/25/2021
In this bingecast episode, Robert J. Marks talks with Dr. John C. Lennox, professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford, about all things artificial intelligence. Should robots have rights? What are A.I.’s advantages and threats to humanity? And does theology have anything to say about all of this? Listen in as they discuss Dr. Lennox’s book 2084, and wrestle… Source

Duration:00:53:57

The Life of Walter Bradley with William Dembski (Part II)

2/18/2021
In today’s episode, Robert J. Marks and William A. Dembski continue their discussion on the life of Walter Bradley, the subject of their new biography, For a Greater Purpose: The Life and Legacy of Walter Bradley. Listen in as they share stories from the book about Bradley’s boldness of faith in academia. Show Notes 00:27 | Introducing the new biography,… Source

Duration:00:25:09

The Life of Walter Bradley with William Dembski (Part I)

2/11/2021
Mind Matters is published by the Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence, but who is Walter Bradley, and why does the Center bear his name? Listen in as Robert J. Marks and William A. Dembski discuss this giant in the Intelligent Design movement, and why they decided to publish a biography on his life. Show Notes 00:38 |… Source

Duration:00:20:14

Jonathan Wells on Why a Baby Should Live

2/4/2021
Why should a baby live? That’s the question that Michael Egnor and Jonathan Wells discuss on today’s episode. Listen in as they cover the philosophical arguments made for abortion and infanticide, the question of personhood, our current understanding of a fetus’ ability to feel pain in the womb, and the future of Roe v. Wade. Show Notes 00:26 | Introducing… Source

Duration:00:25:17

Bingecast: Denise Simon on Russian Misinformation Tactics

1/28/2021
What are Russia’s psychological strategies in warfare? How are they employing them today? And how should we respond? Robert J. Marks interviews Senior Research and Intelligence Analyst on Foreign and Domestic Policy, Denise Simon, to discuss the Russian use of artificial intelligence, deepfakes, and maskirovka in the context of psychological warfare. Show Notes 00:33 | Introducing Denise Simon, Senior Research… Source

Duration:00:31:11

Robert J. Marks On AI Evolutionary Computing (Part III)

1/21/2021
Can artificial intelligence algorithms prove Darwinian evolution? Why won’t some scientists admit the design inherent in evolutionary computing? Do random processes disprove intelligent design? Dr. Michael Egnor discusses evolutionary computing, the no free lunch theorem, and the role of purpose in chance with Dr. Robert J. Marks. Show Notes 00:41 | Introducing Dr. Robert J. Marks 01:10 | The role… Source

Duration:00:27:26

AI Smash Hits 2020 Part II

1/14/2021
An ultimate test of a successful technology is whether it has been reduced to practice. Has it made a financial impact on the market? Has it been adopted by the very picky US military? Has it changed lives? We’re going to count down the AI Smash Hits: the top ten AI success stories for 2020. Join Dr. Robert J. Marks as he… Source

Duration:00:28:57

AI Smash Hits 2020 Part I

1/7/2021
An ultimate test of a successful technology is whether it has been reduced to practice. Has it made a financial impact on the market? Has it been adopted by the very picky US military? Has it changed lives? We’re going to count down the AI Smash Hits: the top ten AI success stories for 2020. Join Dr. Robert J. Marks as he… Source

Duration:00:29:28

AI Dirty Dozen 2020 Part III

12/31/2020
There are many forces that shape the hyped AI stories we read. Media is everywhere and competition is fierce. Articles with provocative headlines and content are clickbait for the browsing consumer. We’re going to count down the AI Dirty Dozen: the top twelve AI hyped stories for 2020. Join Dr. Robert J. Marks as he discusses some of these stories with… Source

Duration:00:32:50

AI Dirty Dozen 2020 Part II

12/24/2020
There are many forces that shape the hyped AI stories we read. Media is everywhere and competition is fierce. Articles with provocative headlines and content are clickbait for the browsing consumer. We’re going to count down the AI Dirty Dozen: the top twelve AI hyped stories for 2020. Join Dr. Robert J. Marks as he discusses some of these stories with… Source

Duration:00:19:22

AI Dirty Dozen 2020 Part I

12/17/2020
There are many forces that shape the hyped AI stories we read. Media is everywhere and competition is fierce. Articles with provocative headlines and content are clickbait for the browsing consumer. We’re going to count down the AI Dirty Dozen: the top twelve AI hyped stories for 2020. Join Dr. Robert J. Marks as he discusses some of these stories with… Source

Duration:00:23:27

Robert J. Marks on Specified Complexity and Meaningful Information (Part II)

12/10/2020
What is specified complexity? What makes some information more meaningful than other information? How does information theory affect artificial intelligence? Dr. Michael Egnor discusses information theory, artificial intelligence, and mimetic contagion with Dr. Robert J. Marks. Show Notes 00:37 | Mount Rushmore vs. Mount Fuji 05:11 | Specified complexity 10:38 | How does a statue of Abraham Lincoln differ from… Source

Duration:00:30:27

Robert J. Marks on Information and AI (Part I)

12/3/2020
What is information? How is information created? Will artificial intelligence ever be creative? Dr. Michael Egnor discusses information theory, correlations, and creative artificial intelligence with Dr. Robert J. Marks. Show Notes 00:27 | Introducing Dr. Robert J. Marks 01:14 | What is information? 06:44 | Exact representations of data 08:29 | A system with minimal information 09:27 | Information in… Source

Duration:00:25:39

Bingecast: Enrique Blair on Quantum Computing

11/26/2020
What is quantum mechanics? What can quantum computers do that classical computers can’t? Has Google achieved quantum supremacy? Robert J. Marks discusses the weird world of quantum mechanics with Dr. Enrique Blair. Show Notes 00:54 | Introducing Dr. Enrique Blair, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Baylor University 03:08 | The history of quantum mechanics 13:16 | Quantum… Source

Duration:01:03:38

Robert J. Marks on Killer Robots

11/19/2020
Robert J. Marks discusses AI and the military, autonomous weapons, and his book The Case for Killer Robots with hosts Robert D. Atkinson and Jackie Whisman from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF). Dr. Marks’ book The Case for Killer Robots is available at Amazon.com in print, audio and Kindle formats. For a limited time, the Bradley Center is… Source

Duration:00:24:30

George Gilder on Blockchain and Carbon Computing

11/12/2020
George Gilder and Robert J. Marks discuss blockchain, Bitcoin, quantum and carbon computing, and George Gilder’s new book Gaming AI: Why AI Can’t Think but Can Transform Jobs (which you can get for free here). Show Notes 00:26 | Introducing George Gilder 01:00 | Blockchain 07:57 | Facial recognition 10:30 | Bitcoin 15:04 | Quantum computing 18:16 | Carbon computing… Source

Duration:00:23:09

George Gilder on Superintelligent AI

11/5/2020
George Gilder and Robert J. Marks discuss the human brain, superintelligent machines, artificial intelligence, and George Gilder’s new book Gaming AI: Why AI Can’t Think but Can Transform Jobs (which you can get for free here). Show Notes 00:29 | Introducing George Gilder 01:00 | An “Indian summer” in AI? 03:45 | Superintelligence 06:04 | The future of computing technology… Source

Duration:00:17:04

Artificial Intelligence Gaming the Stock Market

10/29/2020
What are some assumptions about artificial intelligence? How does artificial intelligence affect the stock market? George Gilder and Robert J. Marks discuss assumptions about artificial intelligence, the stock market, and George Gilder’s new book Gaming AI: Why AI Can’t Think but Can Transform Jobs (which you can get for free here). Show Notes 00:30 | Introducing George Gilder 01:02 |… Source

Duration:00:20:45

George Gilder on Gaming AI

10/22/2020
AI is good at winning games. But how does this (and other) accomplishments translate to applications in the real world? George Gilder and Robert J. Marks discuss artificial intelligence, games, and George Gilder’s new book Gaming AI: Why AI Can’t Think but Can Transform Jobs (which you can get for free here). Show Notes 00:35 | Introducing George Gilder 02:12… Source

Duration:00:18:31