Lex Fridman talks to Russ Tedrake in the latest episode of his AI podcast.
Russ Tedrake is a roboticist and professor at MIT and vice president of robotics research at TRI. He works on control of robots in interesting, complicated, underactuated, stochastic, difficult to model situations. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.
Lex Fridman interviews Brian Kernighan in the latest episode of his podcast.
Brian Kernighan is a professor of computer science at Princeton University. He co-authored the C Programming Language with Dennis Ritchie (creator of C) and has written a lot of books on programming, computers, and life including the Practice of Programming, the Go Programming Language, his latest UNIX: A History and a Memoir. He co-created AWK, the text processing language used by Linux folks like myself. He co-designed AMPL, an algebraic modeling language for large-scale optimization. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.
Lex Fridman interviews Sergey Levine in episode 108 of his podcast.
Sergey Levine is a professor at Berkeley and a world-class researcher in deep learning, reinforcement learning, robotics, and computer vision, including the development of algorithms for end-to-end training of neural network policies that combine perception and control, scalable algorithms for inverse reinforcement learning, and deep RL algorithms. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.
0:00 – Introduction
3:05 – State-of-the-art robots vs humans
16:13 – Robotics may help us understand intelligence
Lex Fridman interviews Peter Singer in this enlightening episode of his podcast.
Peter Singer is a professor of bioethics at Princeton, best known for his 1975 book Animal Liberation, that makes an ethical case against eating meat. He has written brilliantly from an ethical perspective on extreme poverty, euthanasia, human genetic selection, sports doping, the sale of kidneys, and happiness including in his books Ethics in the Real World and The Life You Can Save. He was a key popularizer of the effective altruism movement and is generally considered one of the most influential philosophers in the world. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.
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.
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?