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Science Space

Alex Filippenko on Supernovae, Dark Energy, Aliens & the Expanding Universe

Lex Fridman interviews Alex Filippenko, an astrophysicist and professor of astronomy at Berkeley.

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Developer Future

Chris Lattner on the Future of Computing and Programming Languages

Lex Fridman interviews Chris Lattner, a world-class software & hardware engineer, leading projects at Apple, Tesla, Google, and SiFive. OUTLINE: 0:00 – Introduction 2:25 – Working with Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Jeff Dean 7:55 – Why do programming languages matter? 13:55 – Python vs Swift 24:48 – Design decisions 30:06 – Types 33:54 – Programming […]

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AI Quantum Computing

Scott Aaronson on Computational Complexity and Consciousness

Lex Fridman interviews Scott Aaronson, a quantum computer scientist. Time index: 0:00 – Introduction 3:31 – Simulation 8:22 – Theories of everything 14:02 – Consciousness 36:16 – Roger Penrose on consciousness 46:28 – Turing test 50:16 – GPT-3 58:46 – Universality of computation 1:05:17 – Complexity 1:11:23 – P vs NP 1:23:41 – Complexity of […]

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François Chollet on Measures of Intelligence

Lex Fridman interviewed François Chollet, an AI researcher at Google and creator of Keras,  for a second time on his podcast.\ OUTLINE: 0:00 – Introduction 5:04 – Early influence 6:23 – Language 12:50 – Thinking with mind maps 23:42 – Definition of intelligence 42:24 – GPT-3 53:07 – Semantic web 57:22 – Autonomous driving 1:09:30 […]

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AI Robotics

Russ Tedrake on Underactuated Robotics, Control, Dynamics and Touch

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. […]

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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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