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(electronic music) – In 1977, NASA sent two golden records into space aboard the Voyager One and Two spacecraft. The Voyager probes have become two of the farthest reaching objects ever launched by humanity. And the golden records, real functioning LPs, contained something utterly unique: audio and images from Earth. By 2030, both Voyager One

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ANNA: Welcome to the fourth lecture of the lecture series, “God and Computers: Minds, Machines, and Metaphysics.” The first lecture was about the human factor, given by Paul Penfield. Then we heard about animals by Mark Hauser– animals and consciousness, animal and ethics. Last week, we heard about brains, and brain function, and where spirituality

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PRESENTER: Yes, welcome, and thank you all for coming to the third lecture of our Fall lecture series, God and Computers, Minds, Machines, and Metaphysics. I first, like always, would like to thank our sponsors. I specifically would like to mention the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at MIT. And also the Sir John

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When I first started learning German there were a lot of interesting, little peculiar things about the language that jumped out at me. I was fascinated by how English and German or German and Spanish, my first foreign language, related to each other, and really interested by the little quirks that I noticed in the

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Language, that thing you forget to use as soon as your crush walks in? It’s also the backbone of civilization. But does the language we use reveal certain ingrained biases? Is it time for a system update? Let’s read between the lines. What is Sexist Language? Excluding one gender, from a conversation that applies to

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A quantum computer is a device, a technological device that in principle would harness the full capacity of quantum mechanics to undertake calculations that a standard computer would be absolutely unable to achieve. One way of thinking about it is this. There’s an approach to quantum mechanics where one imagines that there are many in

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There was a case recently in Florida where a teenager was arrested for murder. He was a student at the University of Florida and he was accused of murdering his roommate and best friend. They were living together for three months and after three months he killed his best friend and roommate because the murderer

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I think the favorite lesson that I like to teach is the Spanish Armada in 1588, sent there by King Philip II of Spain, and the defense against the Spanish Armada led by Queen Elizabeth I, and what happened to the Spanish Armada in that situation. The reason I like to teach it is because

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Hey Bill. I’m a big fan of your work. This is Hassa from Tunisia. I’m at the University of Freiburg in Germany. My question for you today is how can it be that human beings still can’t communicate with animals? I mean we have powerful computers by now. Isn’t it just easier to just record

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About three years ago I became the national coach of the United States International Math Olympian Team. I was very happy for a day thinking this is very interesting. But the next day I started to think that maybe I should do something with this. And I decided that I wanted to focus not only

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