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Can You Learn Meditation from an AI? – with Shinzen Young


Host Michael Taft talks with teacher Shinzen Young about Shinzen’s decades-long dream of computer-based meditation instruction, his current creation of a rule-based, expert system based on Artificial Intelligence, the upcoming major upheavals in science and culture that AI will bring, the problems inherent in AI, and Shinzen’s most positive vision for the future.

Shinzen Young is an American mindfulness teacher and neuroscience research consultant. His systematic approach to categorizing, adapting and teaching meditation, known as Unified Mindfulness, has resulted in collaborations with Harvard Medical School, Carnegie-Mellon University, and the University of Vermont in the burgeoning field of contemplative neuroscience. 

Shinzen’s website

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2 thoughts on “Can You Learn Meditation from an AI? – with Shinzen Young”

  1. This interview was fascinating. The idea that bots & AI could aid meditation & equanimity is encouraging! What was the name of the AGI researcher (Chamille?)? Looking for info on their talk. Thanks!

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