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Nov 13, 2017

1st Half: The Neuroscience of App Addiction
2nd Half: Artificial Intelligence from a Neuroscience Perspective  (at 24:45)

Apps are designed to grab us and keep us hooked as long as possible, as often as possible. Addictive traits built into the apps manipulate us at a primal biological level -- creating a stimulus/response pattern that can re-program our behaviors over time.

The increasing role of Artificial Intelligence will inevitably hand-off some of this addictive-design work, setting up a scenario where we shift from people programming machines, to machines programming humans.

Our guest today is Ramsay Brown. Ramsay is a neuroscientist, working at the intersection of the human mind, software design, and artificial intelligence.

Ramsay has degrees from USC in Neuroscience and Neuroinformatics, working on projects such as a “Google Maps” for the brain, and new forms of human-mind communication with machines.

He’s now the co-founder of Dopamine Labs, a company that uses AI and Neuroscience to increase the addictiveness of apps that reinforce good habits, and to break app addiction where we find it harmful.

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