The Search for the Soul: Minds, Machines, and the Infinite

Programme Details

Mr John Ahlgren | Electronic Engineering

Mr John AhlgrenMr John Ahlgren is a research student at the electronic engineering department of CityU.

My research area is machine learning techniques using logic. I am as fascinated by the technical and the philosophical aspects of artificial intelligence, combining the two in my research.




I will talk about different views on the universe and the human mind, from the metaphorical views to our present computational view.

The topic addresses the question of infinite knowledge and how we can grasp it - Are thoughts reducible to indivisible units? Is the mind a biological information processing machine? Can infinite knowledge be finitely described? Is our universe truly infinite in any sense?