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Steve Paulson and Christof Koch: How the Internet Can Learn to Feel

Steve Paulson and Christof Koch explore how emotions contribute to consciousness and whether it's possible for complex networks such as the Internet to possess consciousness.

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What underlies consciousness and causes the many, many neurons networked throughout our brain to produce complex higher thought?

In an article for The Atlantic, Steve Paulson, a Distinguished Scholar at Discovery and executive producer at Wisconsin Public Radio’s To the Best of Our Knowledge, shares points from his interview with Christof Koch, a professor of cognitive biology at Caltech.

The duo explore how emotions contribute to consciousness and whether it’s possible for complex networks such as the Internet to possess some type of consciousness (in theory, we hope!).

The Nature of Consciousness: How the Internet can learn to feel, via The Atlantic


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