Quantum Bayesianism and the embodied agent
Seeing | Quantum Physics
Jacques Pienaar, PhD | 2023-03-12
Dr. Jacques Pienaar discusses the notion of an embodied agent in the context of Quantum Bayesianism (‘QBism,’ for short). QBism is an interpretation of quantum mechanics according to which the wave function represents simply what we know about reality—a kind of betting strategy about what we will see next—as opposed to reality itself.
This presentation was part of the ‘Physics of First-Person Perspective’ conference, organized at the end of 2022 by Essentia Foundation and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Vienna, of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (home to Prof. Anton Zeilinger, one of 2022’s Nobel Laureates in physics).
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