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Category: Artificial Sentience

Christof Koch and IIT – “Consciousness is not a computation… it’s a state of being” – Sentientism Ep:181

Christof Koch is a neurophysiologist and computational neuroscientist best known for his work on the neural basis of consciousness and Integrated Information Theory. A Sentientism conversation about what's real, who matters, what is consciousness and how to make a better world.
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S-Risks with Tobias Baumann – “Avoiding the Worst… a moral catastrophe” – Sentientism Ep:180

Tobias Baumann co-founded the Center for Reducing Suffering. A Sentientism conversation about what matters, who matters and how to avoid S-Risk moral catastrophes.
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What kind of relationships do we want with AI & other sentient beings? – Jared Moore – Novelist & AI Researcher – Sentientism Ep:167

Jared is an AI researcher and novelist. A conversation about what's real, who matters and how to make a better future. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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“An Aligned AGI would end factory farming” – Kat Woods – EA Charity Founder – Sentientism Ep: 166

Kat Woods has co-founded multiple charities and currently focuses on trying to make transformative artificial intelligence play out well for all sentient beings. A Sentientist Conversation.
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Should non-sentient agents matter too? – Philosopher Nicolas Delon – Sentientism Ep:159

Nicolas is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at the New College of Florida. A conversation about Sentientism's "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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“Artificial Animals” – a fascinating essay by Claire L Evans referencing Sentientism

"Artificial Animals" - a fascinating essay by Claire L Evans referencing Sentientism
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“De-centring the human” – New Sentientist Conversation with Josh Gellers. Also Happy New Year!

In this video, Jamie talks to author and associate professor Josh Gellers. Josh’s work spans animal, environmental and artificial intelligence ethics and law. He is a research fellow with the Earth System Governance Project and is a Fulbright scholar. He is Author of “Rights for Robots”.We talk about growing up in a culturally Jewish household, non-human rights (animal, robot or otherwise) and how to take a pluralistic approach that “wades in the waters of other ways of knowing” without slipping into a relativism that excuses causing needless harm.
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“Humans might one day need to beg AIs for our sentient rights” – AI expert Roman Yampolskiy – New Sentientist Conversation

Roman is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Louisville. He is known for his work on behavioral biometrics, the security of cyberworlds and artificial intelligence safety. He founded the field of intellectology - the analysis of the forms and limits of intelligence.
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Is Veganic the Future of Farming? “We grow plants using plants” – Jimmy Videle – Sentientism Ep:192

Jimmy Videle is a farmer, naturalist and researcher. He is the author of The Veganic Grower’s Handbook. A Sentientism conversation about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how to make a better world?"
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Is Veganic the Future of Farming? “We grow plants using plants” – Jimmy Videle – Sentientism Ep:192

Jimmy Videle is a farmer, naturalist and researcher. He is the author of The Veganic Grower’s Handbook. A Sentientism conversation about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how to make a better world?"
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Half-Earth Socialism – Troy Vettese – Sentientism Ep:191

Troy Vettese is an environmental historian and co-author, with Drew Pendergrass, of Half-Earth Socialism. A Sentientist conversation about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how to make a better world?"
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“Your Neighbour Kills Puppies” – Tom Harris – Activist, Artist & Author – Sentientism Ep:190

Tom is an artist, published author, and social justice activist. He is an expert and consultant on animal liberation history and strategy, and the global animal rights movement. His first book, Your Neighbour Kills Puppies was released in March 2024. A Sentientism conversation.
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