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Jonathan Haidt and The Case Against Social Media on the Lex Fridman Podcast

Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist at NYU and author of The Coddling of the American Mind, The Righteous Mind, and The Happiness Hypothesis. He and Jonathan have an interesting conversation about social media’s impact on society. OUTLINE: 0:00 – Introduction 1:25 – Social media and mental health 15:14 – Mark Zuckerberg 24:51 – Children’s […]

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Kevin Systrom on Instagram

Kevin Systrom is the co-founder and former CEO of Instagram and he sits down with Lex Fridman, Time stamps: 0:00 – Introduction 0:22 – Origin of Instagram 42:29 – New social networks 1:01:34 – Selling Instagram to Facebook 1:24:36 – Features 1:28:42 – Facebook 2:05:24 – Whistleblower 2:16:43 – Machine learning 2:26:41 – Advice for […]

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Brian Greene on Quantum Gravity, The Big Bang, Aliens, Death, and Meaning

Brian Greene is a theoretical physicist who also educates the public via his books and documentaries appears on Lex Fridman’s podcast. Time stamps: 0:00 – Introduction 0:27 – Entropy 8:35 – Consciousness 24:54 – Quantum gravity 28:14 – String theory 41:41 – Time 54:13 – Free will 58:36 – Emergence and complexity 1:05:48 – The […]

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RZA on Wu-Tang Clan, Kung Fu, Chess, God, Life, and Death | Lex Fridman Podcast #228

RZA is a rapper, record producer, filmmaker, actor, writer, philosopher, and the mastermind of the legendary hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan. Fun fact: this is the 36th post of the month. Fans will get the reference. For all others, check out the title of their debut album. Time Stamps: 0:00 – Introduction 0:24 – Life […]

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Mathematics

Jo Boaler on How to Learn Math | Lex Fridman Podcast #226

Given the increasing importance of mathematics in the world, it may be as crucial to success as literacy. Jo Boaler is a professor of mathematics education at Stanford and the co-founder of youcubed. In this video, she sits down with Lex Fridman to talk about learning math. OUTLINE: 0:00 – Introduction 0:23 – What is […]

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Jay McClelland: Neural Networks and the Emergence of Cognition | Lex Fridman Podcast #222

Jay McClelland, a cognitive scientist at Stanford, sits down for an amazing conversation with Lex Fridman. OUTLINE: 0:00 – Introduction 0:43 – Beauty in neural networks 5:02 – Darwin and evolution 10:47 – The origin of intelligence 17:29 – Explorations in cognition 23:33 – Learning representations by back-propagating errors 29:58 – Dave Rumelhart and cognitive […]

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