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Igor Aleksander

Igor Aleksander

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First broadcast: Sun 04 Jul 1999

Professor of Neural Systems Engineering

Sue Lawley's guest this week is Profesor Igor Aleksander. He has been researching artificial conciousness for over 30 years. His first machine, Wisard, could recognise faces. His latest, Magnus, can think. He predicts that soon our computors will be so intelligent we won't be able to switch them off at the end of the day without feeling guilty.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

Ludwig van Beethoven

1.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major 'Emperor'

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

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Giuseppe Verdi

2.

Giuseppe Verdi

Bella figlia dell'amore (from Rigoletto)

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

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Les Paul

3.

Les Paul

Little Rock Getaway

Performer: Les Paul

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The Oscar Peterson Trio

4.

The Oscar Peterson Trio

Georgia On My Mind

Performer: The Oscar Peterson Trio

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Gustav Mahler

5.

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor - 4th movement (Adagietto)

Composer: Gustav Mahler

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6.

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Evening

Performer: ????? ???????????

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Giuseppe Verdi

7.

Castaway's favourite

Giuseppe Verdi

Agnus Dei (from Requiem Mass)

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

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Dmitri Shostakovich

8.

Dmitri Shostakovich

Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor

Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich

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Book

Companions to the Mind by Richard Gregory

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Luxury item

A virtual reality London Symphony Orchestra so he can conduct it

Others who chose a similar luxury

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