# 03-ai-events

Andrew Cote

10/04/2023, 10:21 PM
The Ai Salon is Back! Join us this Sunday in Hayes Valley, SF, as we discuss the intersection of physics, simulated realities, and artificial intelligence. Sunday October 8th, 4pm Discussion theme: The universe appears to us as an objective and impersonal world governed by mathematical laws, yet deep connections exist between the nature of consciousness and observation of quantum mechanical phenomena suggesting a metaphysical significance to cognition and awareness. As we build new minds considerations of internal state and world models push us to define the bounds of conscious awareness ever more carefully, while leaving unaddressed the requirements for an observer in the physical sense of a being who can make measurements - one who collapses a wave-function. Could machine intelligence with simulated minds help resolve these fundamental questions of physical nature, or are such paradoxes themselves symptoms of living in a simulated reality?