Arif Jinha

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Why I Joined God its Me

This is an amazing opportunity to dance creatively with a novel approach to AI, taking on a broader understanding of AGC – Artificially Generated Consciousness, as writer, researcher and participant. After some deep conversations with founder Michael Kapoustin and now with Paul Heckmann on board, I’m super-excited to pursue the intellectual and creative aspects of AGC. This promises to be a distinct approach that curates data from the subjectivity, animism and sentience of existence – and combines this with the power of computing, digital technology and machine training.

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My Mission with God it’s Me

My mission with GodIt’sMe is to chronicle a journey into consciousness and AI and to welcome a community of discussion and participation. I’m  here to tell the story of what a living animated memoir and legacy would look like, and ready to be a test subject myself.. I’ll cover the story of the development of animated cultural legacy, and I’ll take you on a journey in the discoveries in how forests, rivers, animals, ecosystems communicate amongst themselves and to us.  We’ll try to learn how various ‘languages’ or ‘codes’ of existence may be decoded and translated. . Having worked much of my life in street health, including palliative care, I’m passionate about the missions here with regard to end–of-life care and legacy. Finally, I want to contribute to the cutting edge discussion on consciousness that is provoked by AI, by being part of new approaches. I’m here to write about it all!

Look forward to meeting more of you on this incredible journey!

About me

I started my academic life as a Philosophy major, at the University of Western Ontario. I hold an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Globalization and International Development from the University of Ottawa, where I published several articles along with his M.A. Thesis.

The path to obtaining my Master’s degree required a significant shift, as I decided to leave behind three years of pursuing a Nursing degree. During this time, I played a pivotal role in developing the global health curriculum at the University of Ottawa. Collaborating with the newly established Great Lakes University of Kisumu and its nursing school, I recognized the importance of empowering local knowledge through digital platforms and open access to peer-reviewed literature.

My career has always revolved around understanding our context and our place within the broader framework of society. I am deeply committed to embodying values of mutuality, interdependence, and care for the most vulnerable members of our community.

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Along my professional journey, I have established myself in various sectors including frontline street health, palliative care, home health, & HIV care.

Additionally, I am a lifelong artist, engaging in music, theatre, & writing endeavors. My interests also extend to ecological activism & entrepreneurship, reflecting my multifaceted approach to making a positive impact in the world.

Additionally, I am a lifelong artist, engaging in music, theatre, & writing endeavors.

My mandate as an artist is to give expression to personal inner experience as it meets the world.

My Musical journey

The spirit of an artist will die without expression. Art is a channel between the personal to the social and cultural worlds and each provide feedback to one another. The artists’ expression has a social role in making the inner world visible, including the perception of the artist of the outer landscape, be it physical or cultural.

My own experience of culture is mixed, and my mandate in the arts is to reflect that experience. Arts expressed through a craft, particularly those linked to a tradition are sacred forms of personal development. They grant the opportunity to train in a discipline. When developing sitar technique, one will practice scales repeatedly. When developing a raga, one will explore, correct and refine the expression of each note for a long period of time. Understanding of Tal (rhythm) becomes ingrained. Musicianship is informed and improved, for me in singing, songwriting, and playing other instruments (guitar, bass, ukelele, piano). But while the artist is crafting the music, the discipline is crafting the artist. The quality and the excellence of the raga becomes part of her or him.

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As a poet, actor, painter, songwriter and even as a street health worker, such practise is a spiritual blessing. My artistic journey began with songwriting in 1995, as a 19 year old freshly experiencing the freedom and challenges of independence. I continued self-teaching on guitar as well as learning Indian Classical sitar, writing poetry and songwriting. I recovered from hospitalizations with bipolar, and I worked in street health work and pursued an academic career. After 15 years, I launched a professional arts career at age 36, completing my first album.

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