AI can drive cars, create music, recognize objects, find a new solar system, discover a hominid species, and trounce anyone in a game of Go. Reports of its limits have been greatly exaggerated. But can AI enjoy conscious experiences? Can it feel love? Some physicalists claim that unconscious matter, with proper complexity, ignites consciousness. I propose a new framework and question: Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
Sam and Annaka Harris speak with Donald Hoffman about his book The Case Against Reality.
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