Lex Fridman

AI Bioinformatics

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 […]

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Computer Vision

Jitendra Malik on Computer Vision

Lex Fridman interviews Jitendra Malik, a professor at Berkeley and one of the seminal figures in the field of computer vision, the kind before the deep learning revolution, and the kind after. He has been cited over 180,000 times and has mentored many world-class researchers in computer science. This conversation is part of the Artificial […]

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AI Developer Linux

Brian Kernighan on UNIX, C, AWK, AMPL, and Go Programming

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 […]

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Machine Learning Robotics

Sergey Levine on Robotics and Machine Learning

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 […]

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AI Ethics

Peter Singer on Suffering in Humans, Animals, and AI

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 […]

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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 […]

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AI Future Robotics

Lex Fridman Interviews Ben Goertzel About Artificial General Intelligence

Lex Fridman interviews Ben Goertzel in episode 103 of his AI podcast. Ben Goertzel is one of the most interesting minds in the artificial intelligence community. He is the founder of SingularityNET, designer of OpenCog AI framework, formerly a director of research at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Chief Scientist of Hanson Robotics, the company […]

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AI Philosophy Fridays

Joscha Bach on Artificial Consciousness and the Nature of Reality

Lex Fridman interviews Joscha Bach. Joscha Bach is the VP of Research at the AI Foundation, previously doing research at MIT and Harvard. Joscha work explores the workings of the human mind, intelligence, consciousness, life on Earth, and the possibly-simulated fabric of our universe. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast. Content index: […]

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Podcasts Science

Lex Friedman Interviews his Father, Alexander Fridman a Plasma Physicist

Lex Fridman Alexander Fridman is a professor at Drexel University and the director of the Nyheim Plasma Institute. He is one of the top plasma physicists and plasma chemists in the world. And most importantly to me, he is my dad. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast. Content index: 0:00 – Introduction […]

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AI Robotics

Kate Darling on Social Robotics

Lex Fridman interviews Kate Darling in this episode of the AI Show. Kate Darling is a researcher at MIT, interested in social robotics, robot ethics, and generally how technology intersects with society. She explores the emotional connection between human beings and life-like machines, which for me, is one of the most exciting topics in all […]

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