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What Is a Strange Loop and What Is It Like to Be One?
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by Douglas Hofstadter on Dec 17, 2013 |
52:07

Summary
Douglas Hofstadter attempts to get across the crux of these intuitions about the mysterious concept of "I".

Bio

Douglas Hofstadter received his B.S. in mathematics from Stanford University (1965), and his M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Oregon (1972, 1975). His Pulitzer-prize-winning book Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid (1979) has had considerable impact on people in many disciplines, ranging from philosophy to mathematics to artificial intelligence, to music, and beyond.

Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that aims to bring together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development, and the web.

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