Mind Matters Reporting on Natural and Artificial Intelligence
Team of Professional Scientists Work in the Brain Research Laboratory. Neurologists / Neuroscientists Surrounded by Monitors Showing CT, MRI Scans Having Discussions and Working on Personal Computers.
Team of Professional Scientists Work in the Brain Research Laboratory. Neurologists / Neuroscientists Surrounded by Monitors Showing CT, MRI Scans Having Discussions and Working on Personal Computers.

Can We Upload Ourselves to a Computer and Live Forever?

There are some who say immortality is available if we can upload our minds to a computer. This presupposes our minds are computable and can be duplicated by a computer. Are our minds computable? Robert J. Marks and Dr. Selmer Bringsjord discuss consciousness, cognition, and artificial intelligence.

Show Notes

  • 00:39 | Introducing Selmer Bringsjord, Professor — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • 01:18 | Can computers fake all human behaviors?
  • 02:02 | Can computers duplicate all human behaviors?
  • 03:10 | Subjective measurement
  • 04:40 | The definition of cognition
  • 08:50 | Is consciousness is a special case of cognition?
  • 13:16 | Are consciousness and cognition non-algorithmic?
  • 14:48 | Examples of cognition that are not computable

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Can We Upload Ourselves to a Computer and Live Forever?