Will There Ever Be Conscious AI with Philip Goff (Part 2)

In part 2 of their interview, Ilia Delio and Philip Goff continue their conversation about consciousness and how science and theology can better work together to understand it. Together, Ilia and Philip tackle the burning question, “will AI ever become conscious?”


“Here’s a prediction: In twenty years’ time, the idea that panpsychism can be quickly dismissed as ‘crazy’ will seem, well, crazy.”

Dr Philip Goff, Ph.D., is Professor of Philosophy at Durham University. His research focuses on consciousness and the ultimate nature of reality. Goff is best known for defending panpsychism, the view that consciousness pervades the universe and is a fundamental feature of it. Goff’s books include Why? The Purpose of the UniverseGalileo’s Error: Foundations for a New Science of ConsciousnessConsciousness and Fundamental Reality, and Is Consciousness Everywhere? Essays on Panpsychism. Goff has published many academic articles as well as writing extensively for newspapers and magazines, including Scientific AmericanWall Street Journal, The GuardianAeon, and the Times Literary Supplement.


“Science without religion is lame and religion without science is blind.”

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