Topics Discussed: First awareness of consciousness, What is consciousness, Conscious machines & the nature of consciousness, Why do we need consciousness, Measuring consciousness, Panpsychism, Does intelligence require consciousness, Special aspects of human consciousness, Religion, Root of being, Free will, Subconscious, Literature, Timescale of conscious beings, Advice for AI researchers, Future research on claustrum.

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Christof Koch

Christof Koch is a German-American neurophysiologist and computational neuroscientist best known for his work on the neural basis of consciousness. He is the president and chief scientist of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle. From 1986 until 2013, he was a professor at the California Institute of Technology.

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An Amusing Banter: Aliens, UFC, and the Loyalty to Bud Light

Engage in a light-hearted romp through a comical conversation where 'aliens', UFC, and Bud Light take center stage. In a series of playful jibes and jests, the participants navigate a maze of humorous topics, leaving no stone unturned in their quest for a good laugh.

The 'Alien' Among Us

One participant humorously claims to be an 'alien', leading to a series of jokes about fitting into spaceships, being the tallest of his kind, and choosing Earth as the ultimate vacation spot. The playful banter takes a turn into the world of UFC, where our 'alien' apparently has found his calling.

The Bud Light Saga

Shane Gillis, dubbed a 'real American', stands firm in his loyalty to Bud Light, sparking amusement amongst the group. Despite any controversies, Shane's unwavering commitment to his drink of choice is humorously celebrated, highlighting the quirks that make each individual unique.

Conclusion: A Joyful Jamboree

Throughout the conversation, laughter reigns supreme as participants engage in spontaneous, off-the-cuff dialogues. The essence of this podcast is a testament to the joys of casual conversations, where humor and camaraderie shine bright.