Dec 17, 2022

Paul Thagard — Substrate-Independent Minds

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Is digital immortality possible by uploading your mind? Dr. Paul Thagard discusses Neuralink, artificial intelligence, mind uploading, simulation theory, and the challenges involved with whole brain emulation.

Dr. Paul Thagard is a philosopher, cognitive scientist, and author of many interdisciplinary books. He currently teaches as a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo, where he founded and directed the Cognitive Science Program.

Dr. Thagard is a graduate of the Universities of Saskatchewan, Cambridge, Toronto (with a PhD in philosophy) and Michigan (with an MS in computer science). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Cognitive Science Society, and the Association for Psychological Science. The Canada Council awarded him a Molson Prize in 2007 and a Killam Prize in 2013.


Dr. Paul Thagard’s Website:

Balance: How It Works and What It Means.

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