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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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Interesting

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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AI

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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AI Ethics Virtual Reality

Jaron Lanier on Virtual Reality, Social Media & the Future of Humans and AI

Jaron Lanier is a living legend. One of the earliest pioneers in virtual reality and I vividly remember reading about him in Wired magazine while I was still in college (and Wired was still relevant). Here he is speaking with Lex Fridman about VR, social media, AI, and humanity’s future. OUTLINE: 0:00 – Introduction 1:39 […]

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Interesting

Niels Jorgensen: New York Firefighters and the Heroes of 9/11

Niels Jorgensen is a former New York firefighter for over 21 years, who was there at Ground Zero on September 11th, 2001. In this interview, he speaks with Lex Fridman about his experiences that day. OUTLINE: 0:00 – Introduction 3:12 – September 11, 2001 31:07 – Falling man 35:18 – Ground Zero 41:36 – 20 […]

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Blockchain

Nic Carter on Bitcoin Core Values, Layered Scaling, and Blocksize Debates

Lex Fridman interviews Nic Carter, a financial researcher, investor, writer, and podcaster on topics of decentralized finance.

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Podcasts Space

Natalya Bailey: Rocket Engines and Electric Spacecraft Propulsion

Lex Fridman interviews Natalya Bailey, a rocket propulsion engineer from MIT and now CTO of Accion Systems.

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