Navigating the Depths of AI: Consciousness, Beauty, and the Human Connection 

Intersecting Us by Dave Kester & Brian Rihner

Episode notes

The hosts explore various aspects of artificial intelligence (AI). They discuss the definitions of sentience and sapience, pondering the possibility of AI possessing consciousness and self-awareness. The conversation also delves into the challenge of programming AI to understand and create beauty, highlighting the subjective nature of aesthetics. The hosts raise questions about the moral implications of AI decision-making, particularly when conflicting rules are involved. Throughout the discussion, they contemplate the intersections of AI, consciousness, beauty, and human experience, prompting listeners to reflect on these complex and philosophical topics.