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AI Ethics Research

Experts Stunned by Rapid AI Progress: New Survey Reveals

Sabine Hossenfelder has very interesting results from a survey among 3000 AI experts. The most interesting result is that they now think AI is going to change the world even faster than they said just a year ago. Both human level machine intelligence and full automation of labor could happen this century. The paper is […]

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Science

This New Nuclear Battery Could Soon Go On the Market

This video from Sabine Hossenfelder highlights the new “nuclear battery” that could power your smartphone for 50 years. I have a lot of questions and concerns. A Chinese company has announced they’re planning to mass-produce tiny nuclear batteries that can last up to 50 years, possibly beating both a British and an American company who […]

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AI Science

Why was Sam Altman fired from OpenAI? 3 Theories

Sabine Hossenfelder talks about the leading theories for why Sam Altman got fired from OpenAI, cosmic rays with HUGE energies, evidence of a an overdue supervolcano eruption near Italy, an exoplanet on which it rains sand, Microsoft’s first AI-chip, why spiral galaxies like the Milky Way are so rare, how climate engineering could save the Antarctic, […]

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Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing with Light: The Breakthrough?

This video is from Sabine Hossenfelder. What if we could harness the power of photons to process information? We can! It’s called photonic computing. It’s one of the new approaches to quantum computing – and it’s looking more and more likely that it could be the key to make quantum computers work. It’s not the […]

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Science

Climate Scientist Boasts About Fudging Own Paper

Sabine Hossenfelder talks about a bubble of galaxies, a climate scientist who made his own paper worse, double magic oxygen, a chemical reaction slowed down 100 billion times, Maxwell’s demon in biology, intelligent life on earth, the launch of a new X-ray space mission, drone racing, and of course the telephone will ring.

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Hardware

How Dead is Moore’s Law Really?

This video is from Sabine Hossenfelder. In the past 10 years or so, tech specialists have repeatedly voiced concerns that the progress of computing power will soon hit the wall. Miniaturisation has physical limits, and then what? Have we reached these limits? Is Moore’s law dead? That’s what we’ll talk about today.

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Science

Why is quantum mechanics non-local?

This video is from Sabine Hossenfelder. Last year, the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three physicists who allegedly found that the universe is not locally real. But what does this mean? What are the two types of non-locality? And what did Einstein’s have to do with it? That’s what we’ll talk about today.

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AI

What’s Next in Artificial Intelligence?

Sabine Hossenfelder takes us through the future of AI. For this video we have looked at what AI applications are currently under development and add some wild speculation about where things will be going in the near future. We want to hear your speculations, too, so let us know in the comments.

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Quantum Computing

What Problems Could Quantum Computers Solve?

This video is from Sabine Hossenfelder. Quantum computing has attracted a lot of attention and much of what you read in the headlines is overhyped. But underneath the hype there’s real promise. In this video I go through the applications of quantum computing that we can realistically expect — if they ever get the devices […]

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Science

Could Faster Than Light Travel Be Possible? Here’s the Evidence.

This video is from Sabine Hossenfelder explains why faster than light travel may not just be the stuff of science-fiction. If you’ve been following my channel for a really long time, you might remember that some years ago I made a video about whether faster-than-light travel is possible. I was trying to explain why the […]

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