In this Wireless Philosophy video, Paul Humphreys (University of Virginia) introduces the concept of emergence.  Emergence occurs when features of the world are not reducible to arrangements of fundamental entities.

Professor of Philosophy at University of Virginia

My research interests currently lie primarily in philosophical questions
concerning deep learning, computational science,emergence, data science, general philosophy of science, and digital humanities. Past research has been in causation and explanation, and the philosophy of probability. I’m always willing to discuss epistemology, scientific metaphysics, logic, and some other topics.

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