Ben Bogart, Sofian Audrey and Allison Parish, moderated by Nora O Morchú
The third conversation of the day is focused on acts of consciousness and the machine. With much resources invested in the instrumental or problem-solving aspect of artificial intelligence and machine learning, what do we make of the useless parts of the technologies? Scientific thinking tends towards an explanatory model of the universe where everything can be known, but what role does creativity have in a world where everything is known? Will an AI machine be able to recognize its own poetry? Perhaps most importantly, can machines dream and will those dreams matter to us?