David obtained his PhD in Communications Technologies and Systems from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). As a researcher, his work touched a variety of fields, from human-computer interaction to machine learning, speech processing, sensor networks and Artificial Intelligence. David also has a strong interest in ethics and philosophy of mind, particularly regarding the subjective experience of animals.
In this episode, all of these topics combined. I asked David to explain why it is that we perceive that Artificial Intelligence is making giant leaps and how fallacies about AI-human level intelligence started. We talked about whether machines could ever tap into consciousness and how intelligent machines are different to human intelligence. We discussed how intelligence is affected by innate programming, computation, choice and evolution and David framed our conversation by referencing the differences between dualist and materialist thinking.
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