Author Archives: Lex Fridman

#127 – Joe Rogan: Conversations, Ideas, Love, Freedom & The Joe Rogan Experience

Joe Rogan is a comedian, UFC commentator, and the host of the Joe Rogan Experience. Please check out our sponsors to get a discount and to support this podcast:
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OUTLINE:
0:00 – Introduction
5:17 – Fear of mortality
6:48 – Chaos of 2020 and beyond
10:32 – Are we going to be okay?
19:30 – Violence, competition, and Sober October
26:45 – Mike Tyson
27:49 – Managing obsession
30:13 – Jiu jitsu game
35:55 – Best martial art for self defense
39:30 – Guns
43:59 – Memorable JRE moments
49:31 – Ideas breed in brains of humans
56:08 – Advice for Lex
1:06:09 – Long-form conversation
1:12:28 – Meaning of life

#126 – James Gosling: Java, JVM, Emacs, and the Early Days of Computing

James Gosling is the founder and lead designer of the Java programming language. Please check out our sponsors to get a discount and to support this podcast:
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OUTLINE:
0:00 – Introduction
4:45 – Irrational numbers
8:04 – Math and programming
10:36 – Coding style
14:41 – First computer
23:54 – Lisp
27:22 – Write an Emacs implementation in C
35:15 – Early days of the Internet
45:57 – Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos
56:13 – Work hard and smart
58:48 – Open source
1:10:25 – Java
1:28:31 – Java virtual machine
1:44:05 – Android
1:47:04 – Advice

#125 – Ryan Hall: Martial Arts and the Philosophy of Violence, Power, and Grace

Ryan Hall is a jiu jitsu black belt, UFC fighter, and a philosopher of the martial arts.

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OUTLINE:
0:00 – Introduction
7:22 – Greatest warrior in history
11:48 – Genghis Khan
17:32 – Nature is metal
21:49 – Cancel culture
36:11 – Sci-fi books and movies
44:50 – Essence of jiu jitsu
51:17 – Jiu jitsu is a language
1:01:12 – How to get started in jiu jitsu
1:14:01 – The value of a good coach
1:25:42 – Lex training with Ryan
1:31:06 – Toxicity on the internet
1:34:41 – Joe Rogan
1:42:25 – Alex Jones
2:07:02 – Donald Trump
2:09:45 – The American ideal
2:17:33 – What does it take to be a jiu jitsu black belt
2:49:06 – Elon Musk
2:57:39 – Fighting BJ Penn
3:04:13 – Conor McGregor
3:12:08 – How to beat Khabib Nurmagomedov
3:16:00 – Top MMA fighters of all time
3:24:41 – Mike Tyson
3:41:13 – Fear of death

#124 – Stephen Wolfram: Fundamental Theory of Physics, Life, and the Universe

Stephen Wolfram is a computer scientist, mathematician, and theoretical physicist. This is our second conversation on the podcast.

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OUTLINE:
00:00 – Introduction
07:14 – Key moments in history of physics
12:43 – Philosophy of science
14:37 – Science and computational reducibility
22:08 – Predicting the pandemic
38:58 – Sunburn moment with Wolfram Alpha
39:46 – Computational irreducibility
46:45 – Theory of everything
52:41 – General relativity
1:01:16 – Quantum mechanics
1:06:46 – Unifying the laws of physics
1:12:01 – Wolfram Physics Project
1:29:53 – Emergence of time
1:34:11 – Causal invariance
1:53:03 – Deriving physics from simple rules on hypergraphs
2:07:24 – Einstein equations
2:13:04 – Simulating the physics of the universe
2:17:28 – Hardware specs of the simulation
2:24:37 – Quantum mechanics in Wolfram physics model
2:42:46 – Double-slit experiment
2:45:13 – Quantum computers
2:53:21 – Getting started with Wolfram physics project
3:14:46 – The rules that created our universe
3:24:22 – Alien intelligences
3:32:29 – Meta-mathematics
3:37:58 – Why is math hard?
3:52:55 – Sabine Hossenfelder and how beauty leads physics astray
4:01:07 – Eric Weinstein and Geometric Unity
4:06:17 – Travel faster than speed of light
4:16:59 – Why does the universe exist at all

#123 – Manolis Kellis: Origin of Life, Humans, Ideas, Suffering, and Happiness

Manolis Kellis is a professor at MIT and head of the MIT Computational Biology Group.

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OUTLINE:
00:00 – Introduction
06:20 – Epigenome
10:28 – Evolution
15:26 – Neanderthals
27:15 – Origin of life on Earth
43:44 – Life is a fight against physics
49:56 – Life as a set of transformations
51:35 – Time scales
1:00:31 – Transformations of ideas in human civilization
1:05:19 – Life is more than a rat race
1:13:18 – Life sucks sometimes and that’s okay
1:30:16 – Getting older
1:36:21 – The best of MIT
1:49:01 – Poem 1: The Snow
2:01:52 – Love
2:06:16 – Poem 2: The Tide Waters

#122 – David Fravor: UFOs, Aliens, Fighter Jets, and Aerospace Engineering

David Fravor is a navy pilot of 18 years and a primary witness in one of the most credible UFO sightings in history, video of which has been released by the Pentagon and reported on by the NY Times.

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OUTLINE:
00:00 – Introduction
07:13 – Top Gun
12:06 – Navy pilot career
24:14 – AI is the third brain of a jet fighter
40:37 – Sully
47:34 – Landing a jet fighter on a carrier
53:18 – What’s it like to fly a jet fighter?
1:05:22 – Greatest plane ever made
1:11:04 – The Tic Tac UFO story
1:49:16 – Intelligent extraterrestrial life
1:53:30 – Why aren’t UFOs investigated more seriously
1:59:52 – Tic Tac UFO details
2:07:55 – What do you think the Tic Tac was?
2:16:23 – SpaceX
2:30:01 – Response to Mick West Debunking
2:48:24 – Was the Tic Tac a secret military test?
3:00:07 – Is the government in possession of alien spacecraft?
3:25:28 – Interesting UFO sightings in history
3:39:55 – Advice for Young People
3:47:47 – Meaning of life

Lex Solo #3 – In Memory of My Grandmother

My attempt to find the words to honor my grandmother, an amazing woman who is responsible for much of who I am, who taught me how to be a man, taught me about strength, about wisdom, about compassion, about love.

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OUTLINE:
00:00 – In memory of my grandmother
02:00 – Lesson 1: Mental Toughness
04:31 – Lesson 2: Strength
07:25 – Lesson 3: Wisdom
08:46 – Lesson 4: Believe in Yourself
12:13 – Lesson 5: Love
15:37 – Poem

#121 – Eugenia Kuyda: Friendship with an AI Companion

Eugenia Kuyda co-founder of Replika, an AI companion. Please check out our sponsors to get a discount and to support this podcast:
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OUTLINE:
00:00 – Introduction
06:18 – Loneliness
13:54 – Can AI alleviate loneliness?
18:13 – Love
20:49 – Russia in the 1990’s
31:47 – Chernobyl
41:35 – Communism
49:21 – Losing a friend
57:55 – Mortality
1:10:41 – Replika origin story
1:59:37 – Bringing people back to life with AI
2:05:37 – Relationship with Replika
2:18:27 – Can you form a connection with text alone?
2:27:45 – Does an AI companion need a body?
2:30:20 – Her
2:37:24 – GPT-3 for conversation
2:43:48 – We should be nice to AI
2:46:52 – Book recommendations
2:53:45 – Russian language
2:58:41 – Meaning of life

Lex Solo #2 – The Future of Neuralink

My thoughts on 8 possible long-term futures of Neuralink after attending the August 2020 progress update. This is a solo episode #2 of the podcast. Hopefully it’s interesting to some folks. The aim is for these episodes to be focused on a particular topic, at times challenging, at times personal, at times exciting to me on a technical and philosophical level like the episode today.

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OUTLINE:
00:00 – Introduction
04:42 – 1. Alleviating Suffering
07:25 – 2. Consciousness and Intelligence
11:39 – 3. Augmented Body, Mind, and Reality
13:42 – 4. Gaming & Virtual Reality
16:25 – 5. Merging Tech & Biology
19:40 – 6. Telepathy
22:58 – 7. Memories & Immortality
28:04 – 8. Merging with AI

#120 – Fran├žois Chollet: Measures of Intelligence

Fran├žois Chollet is an AI researcher at Google and creator of Keras.

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On the Measure of Intelligence (paper): https://arxiv.org/abs/1911.01547

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OUTLINE:
00:00 – Introduction
05:04 – Early influence
06:23 – 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 – Tests of intelligence
1:13:59 – Tests of human intelligence
1:27:18 – IQ tests
1:35:59 – ARC Challenge
1:59:11 – Generalization
2:09:50 – Turing Test
2:20:44 – Hutter prize
2:27:44 – Meaning of life