Susan Schneider is a Professor of Philosophy and Neuroscience at the University of Connecticut, who writes about the nature of the self and mind. Within philosophy, she has explored the computational nature of the brain and more recently has defended an anti-materialist position about the fundamental nature of mind. In her new book, Artificial You: AI and the Future of the Mind, she brings these topics together in an accessible way.
Susan Schneider’s work in the philosophy of Artificial Intelligence has taken her to Washington to meet with members of the US Congress to inform them on topics such as data privacy, algorithmic bias, technological unemployment, autonomous weapons, and more. She comes to HowTheLightGetsIn to discuss the exciting possibilities of AI.
The Washington Post on her book Artificial You: AI and the Future of the Mind: “Schneider is a sure-footed and witty guide to slippery ethical terrain...It pries clarity from the essential opacity of its central concepts, most important consciousness itself."