Vibing Minds and Robot Inventors

When we cooperate on certain tasks, our brainwaves might synchronize. So says a new finding from researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan. Anthony and Jeff discuss what that might mean for how we understand consciousness and the brain. Then, if an AI can come up with new concepts, should it be able to get the credit? A court decision in Australia is awarding authorship of two patents to a non-human. Jeff and Anthony weigh in on robot inventors.

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What being on the same wavelength might be: https://www.discovermagazine.com/mind/brains-might-sync-as-people-interact-and-that-could-upend-consciousness

Robot inventors: https://gizmodo.com/australian-court-rules-that-yes-ai-can-be-an-inventor-1847394182

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