Matt Botvinick on Neuroscience, Psychology, and AI at DeepMind

Lex Fridman interviews Matt Botvinick in this latest episode of his podcast.

Matt Botvinick is the Director of Neuroscience Research at DeepMind. He is a brilliant cross-disciplinary mind navigating effortlessly between cognitive psychology, computational neuroscience, and artificial intelligence. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.

Content outline:

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 3:29 – How much of the brain do we understand?
  • 14:26 – Psychology
  • 22:53 – The paradox of the human brain
  • 32:23 – Cognition is a function of the environment
  • 39:34 – Prefrontal cortex
  • 53:27 – Information processing in the brain
  • 1:00:11 – Meta-reinforcement learning
  • 1:15:18 – Dopamine
  • 1:19:01 – Neuroscience and AI research
  • 1:23:37 – Human side of AI
  • 1:39:56 – Dopamine and reinforcement learning
  • 1:53:07 – Can we create an AI that a human can love?

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