With George Noory
Live Nightly 1am - 5am EST / 10pm - 2am PST
Artificial Intelligence - Shows

Coast Insider

Not a member? Become a Coast Insider and listen to the show 24/7

Coast Insider

Not a member? Become a Coast Insider and listen to the show 24/7

Last Show Recap

Artificial Intelligence

In the first half, author and adventurer Robert Young Pelton, who has traveled the globe working with private military contractors, talked about the war in Syria, ISIS, terrorism, and various trouble spots.

In the latter half, author Gregg Braden shared his expertise in leading-edge science and wisdom traditions and discussed ways to be resilient, embrace change, and recognize the powerful heart-brain connection.

Upcoming Shows

Wed 11-25  Alternative Health/ Crop Circles & Telepathy Thu 11-26  Thanksgiving Secret Door
Fri 11-27  TBA/ Open Lines


Sign up for our free CoastZone e-newsletter to receive exclusive daily articles.

Artificial Intelligence

Show Archive
Date: Sunday - August 30, 2009
Host: Art Bell
Guests: Bart Kosko

Broadcasting live from Manila, Art Bell welcomed professor of Electronic Engineering at USC, Bart Kosko for a discussion on artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, noise, and other cutting edge spheres of scientific research. "Things that used to be considered artificial intelligence, if you could achieve them, have long since been achieved," Kosko observed. To that end, he noted that calculus as well as voice and image recognition abilities were all once in the realm of AI.

He detailed various fields where replacing humans with computers ranged from problematic to beneficial. One such environment is the courtroom, where it might be possible for a computer to recognize the legal arguments against objections in a trial. However, Kosko said, "if you get it wrong, it could have catastrophic consequences for the case." He explained that the field of medical diagnostics is moving towards more reliance on computers but will probably never fully embrace them because of the legal risks involved. One area where computers have helped ease the burden of humans is in aviation, he said, because "it's subject to such well-behaved physical dynamics," many of which are extremely complex.

Other topics covered by Kosko included the financial crisis, a situation that he was confident America would "innovate our way out of," most likely through the field of nanotechnology. He also talked about his research into noise, which he called "arguably the secret of life," since it plays a major role in the quantum level of all matter. On the concept of replacing the human brain with a computer, Kosko put forward the idea that a piece-by-piece transference would allow for a person to remain conscious throughout and, thus, "there's no question about suddenly waking up in a chip that's not you."

Related Articles

Art's Webcam Images for 8/30/09

In anticipation of his return to C2C this evening, Art Bell sent us a number of pictures to share with the Coast listeners, including one from his trip to Guam, a new picture of daugher Asia Rayne, and two of the Bell family cat. You can check them out here.

Bumper Music

Bumper music from Sunday August 30, 2009

  • War
    Edwin Starr