Episode 34: Brian Keating interviews Sir Roger Penrose: The Emperor’s New Mind -- Consciousness & Computers


Roger Penrose

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Books mentioned in this episode:
The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics 
Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness


Sir Roger Penrose OM FRS (born 8 August 1931) is an English mathematical physicist, mathematician and philosopher of science. He is Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics in the University of Oxford, an emeritus fellow of Wadham College, Oxford and an honorary fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. Penrose has made contributions to the mathematical physics of general relativity and cosmology. He has received several prizes and awards, including the 1988 Wolf Prize for physics, which he shared with Stephen Hawking for the Penrose–Hawking singularity theorems.

Penrose sat down with Professor Brian Keating to discuss artificial intelligence, consciousness, cosmology, and the many fascinating developments in physics since the publication of The Emperor’s New Mind in 1989.

Previous talks at UC San Diego:

Conformal Cyclic Cosmology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt1WH_SkazQ&t=2284s
New Theory of Dark Matter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlSMME-Cl5g
Physics and Fantasy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaIdJMxP6bA
Hawking Points in the CMB: https://youtu.be/gfYBfjVt08k