Here's a video of a talk I gave at the Santa Fe Institute's Complex Systems Summer School (written with roboticist Andrew Tinka-check out him talking about his fleet of floating robots). The talk was a response to the "Evolution Challenge":
- Has Biological Evolution come to an end?
- Is belief an emergent property?
- Will advanced computers use H. Sapiens as batteries?
I also blogged about a part of this talk here (why a mad scientist's attempt at creating A.I. to make new scientific discoveries was doomed).
The talk was given a prise for best talk by the judging panel which included David Krakauer, Tom Carter and best-selling author Cormac McCarthy. At several points in the talk, I completely forget what I was supposed to say because the people filming the event asked me to set my screen up in a way so I couldn't see my notes.
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