#27 – Embodied Social Cognition with Mark James

In Algo Podcast Episode 27, Mark James and Amjad Hussain discuss Embodied Social Cognition.

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0:00 Episode Preview
0:32 Introduction
2:52 Mark’s Journey
6:45 How we come to understand the world
7:42 Living in Australia
10:50 Recurrent Interactions & sensitivity to cultural norms
13:55 Autonomous systems
14:58 Habits & normativity
16:00 Are organizational forms operative in the relationships between people?
18:33 Nested structures
19:27 Music Research
22:58 Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology Graduate University
24:29 Role of Body in Mind & Cognition
26:50 Current Research
27:35 Digital Embodied Sociality
29:23 Memes, Transformation of Viral Messages & Richard Dawkins
32:43 Group Think
35:41 Consciousness & Person-World Relationship
42:14 Embodied Cognition Research
45:41 Sense of Meaning in Digitally Mediated Interactions
50:41 Digital Experiences during COVID
54:44 Robotics in Japan
59:55 Intimate Relationship with Technology in Japan & Threats from Nature
1:03:53 Digital Synthetic Humans
1:04:31 Ontological Design
1:08:18 Design Thinking & Scenario Planning
1:10:06 Innovation in US
1:12:35 Computer Science & Software Engineering
1:14:04 Autonomous Driving in Japan
1:16:30 Sushi

About the host

Amjad Hussain

Amjad Hussain is an entrepreneur at heart. He founded Algo where he is the CEO during the day and AI lego blocks designer at night. He has built an intrinsically motivated global team of deep business domain experts, AI architects, computer scientists and software engineers. Algo is an always on full stack platform with deep learning, augmented reality and workflow automation woven at its core. The platform has a conversational virtual business analyst persona as its primary user interface. The company is enjoying sustainable growth creating tremendous net new value for its customers world-wide.

Amjad completed his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering with Honors from UET Lahore. He earned his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from UMIST, in the United Kingdom and an Advanced Analytics MBA from MIT. He has completed general management programs at Harvard and Stanford business schools. Amjad deeply cares about ethical issues surrounding AI and its societal impact.

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