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Towards an artificial consciousness?
From where does consciousness arise? In the frontal lobe of the cerebral cortex? From somewhere else inside the nervous system? What is the connection between intelligence and consciousness? And could we create consciousness in new substrates, as an "artificial consciousness"?

Professor Mark Solms has spent his entire career investigating the mysteries of consciousness. Best known for identifying the brain mechanisms of dreaming and for bringing psychoanalytic insights into modern neuroscience, he is director of neuropsychology in the Neuroscience Institute of the University of Cape Town, honorary lecturer in neurosurgery at the Royal London Hospital School of Medicine, and an honorary fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists.

His recent book, "The Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Source of Consciousness", has been widely acclaimed.

Professor Solms will be joining London Futurists to share some of his remarkable research findings and to answer audience questions.


The webinar will start broadcasting at 4pm UK time on Saturday 6th March.

You are advised to log into Zoom up to 10 minutes ahead of the publicised start time of the event, so you won't miss the start of the live broadcast.

As the discussion proceeds, attendees will be welcome to raise questions and vote to prioritise questions raised by others.


The registration fee (UKP £2.50) helps cover London Futurists running costs, such as Zoom licensing. The webinar can also be viewed, without charge, on the London Futurists YouTube channel, but without the option to participate in the live Q&A.

(If you cancel your registration before the start time of the webinar, Zoom will automatically issue a refund for your registration fee.)


For more information about this event and the speaker, see https://www.meetup.com/London-Futurists/events/276116406/

Mar 6, 2021 04:00 PM in London

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