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Podcasting during the Pandemic

I am working on my podcast, today! Podcasting has taught me a lot about communication, and I think it is a great medium. Ironically, while the global pandemic apparently led to a surge in new podcasts, my own (@sciforprogress) has suffered quite a bit.

Anyways, today I am at it, again, and I am aiming to release the current episode, tonight! It’s one that I have been looking forward to, because its about neuroscience and artificial intelligence. I find that the neuroscientific view on AI isn’t finding much of an ear when it comes to the supposed dangers of AI. But lots of scenarios that are openly being discussed – especially those about “uploading” human minds – are pretty illusory.

My guest in this episode is Dr. Grace Lindsay from the “Unsupervised Thinking” podcast about computational neuroscience and artificial intelligence. Stay tuned! 😉

By Dr. Dennis Eckmeier

I am a neuroscientist from Germany with a background in biology. I was awarded a doctorate at Bielefeld University (Germany) in 2010. Currently I work in Portugal as a postdoctoral fellow. I am specialized in sensory processing in vertebrates and animal behavior, further touching on cognitive aspects such as depth perception, memory formation, modulation of brain state and awareness. My studies involve in vivo electrophysiology and optical imaging aswell as video tracking of behavior.

I blog about science, specificaly neuroscience, and the scientific community. You can contact me directly using the contact form.