For this Philosophy Friday, I think this talk by John Searle, the Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley.

In this “Talk at Google” he focuses on the philosophy of mind and the potential for consciousness in artificial intelligence.  John is widely noted for his contributions to the philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and social philosophy. Searle has received the Jean Nicod Prize, the National Humanities Medal, and the Mind & Brain Prize for his work. Among his notable concepts is the “Chinese room” argument against “strong” artificial intelligence.

There are multiple scenarios where having attestable documents and media is valuable. Media doesn’t belong on the blockchain, but hashes of the media and metadata can be added. In this video we demonstrate a blockchain devkit accelerator that shows how to hash a media file, uploaded to a service like Adobe Creative Cloud, and its metadata and add it to a blockchain.

URL: https://github.com/Azure-Samples/blockchain/blob/master/blockchain-development-kit/accelerators/attestable-documents-and-media/blockchain-workbench/AdobeCreativeCloud/README.md