Manolis Kellis on Human Genome and Evolutionary Dynamics

Lex Fridman interviews Manolis Kellis,a professor at MIT and head of the MIT Computational Biology Group.

He is interested in understanding the human genome from a computational, evolutionary, biological, and other cross-disciplinary perspectives.

This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.

Content outline:

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 3:54 – Human genome
  • 17:47 – Sources of knowledge
  • 29:15 – Free will
  • 33:26 – Simulation
  • 35:17 – Biological and computing
  • 50:10 – Genome-wide evolutionary signatures
  • 56:54 – Evolution of COVID-19
  • 1:02:59 – Are viruses intelligent?
  • 1:12:08 – Humans vs viruses
  • 1:19:39 – Engineered pandemics
  • 1:23:23 – Immune system
  • 1:33:22 – Placebo effect
  • 1:35:39 – Human genome source code
  • 1:44:40 – Mutation
  • 1:51:46 – Deep learning
  • 1:58:08 – Neuralink
  • 2:07:07 – Language
  • 2:15:19 – Meaning of life

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