#17 – Theories of Everything with Curt Jaimungal
In Algo Podcast Episode 17, Curt Jaimungal and Amjad Hussain discuss Theories of Everything.
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3:20 Prepping for TOE podcast guests
5:16 Difference between prepping for physics / philosophical topics
6:31 Idealist or materialist?
7:02 Loop Quantum Gravity & String Theory
8:05 Duality between materialism & consciousness
8:24 Thomas Campbell
9:54 How do you know what’s unknowable?
11:01 Curt’s definition & experience of consciousness
14:14 Consciousness is tied with meaning
15:28 Feeling stuck trying to understand consciousness
17:40 Learning Theories of Everything
21:19 Is qualia physical?
21:48 Curt loves the Algo Podcast
22:35 When physicists can’t make sense of theories
23:07 Understanding the other side of the aisle
23:45 Thinking about what does not make sense
24:35 Understanding pain & suffering
30:10 Phantom pain
33:33 Perception & consciousness
35:35 Dream states of consciousness
39:23 Emotional dream logic
41:55 Senses during dreams
43:42 Dreams incorporate problems we are facing in life
44:50 Noam Chomsky
46:29 Reference & referring
46:57 Professors that don’t take materialist or physicalist stance
50:08 Big Bang Theory
53:34 Physics Rant
55:03 Universality of mathematics
57:40 Do humans share the language of math or geometry with aliens?
1:01:19 Can humans perceive aliens?
1:01:49 UFO Community Thoughts
1:02:55 UFO Witness Testimonials
1:03:35 UFO Witness Shared Consciousness?
1:06:16 Navy Commander David Fravor UFO Sighting
1:08:30 Bob Lazar
1:13:29 Curt’s favorite guests
1:15:04 Stuart Hameroff
1:16:30 Bernardo Kastrup & Joscha Bach
1:17:56 Better Left Unsaid
1:19:25 Closing Thoughts
Why a podcast about human-centered AI?
People are either talking about artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, deep learning, etc. in a very technical way or not at all. Having studied Computer Science and Advanced Analytics and created an AI – advanced analytics supply chain company, I understand first-hand how valuable the field is, but not everyone does. I want to change that. We can all learn principles of AI and implement them in very practical ways. Whether you want to automate a part of your business or create a new business altogether, AI can help you. My goal through this podcast is to simplify AI.
Calling it a podcast gives you a broad understanding of how we’ll communicate, but the format will be much more engaging than just audio. However, you can listen to AI Simplified like a traditional podcast too.
Founder + Chief Executive Officer, Algo