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#155 – Max Tegmark: AI and Physics

Max Tegmark is a physicist and AI researcher at MIT. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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(00:00) – Introduction
(08:15) – AI and physics
(21:32) – Can AI discover new laws of physics?
(30:22) – AI safety
(47:59) – Extinction of human species
(58:57) – How to fix fake news and misinformation
(1:20:30) – Autonomous weapons
(1:35:54) – The man who prevented nuclear war
(1:46:02) – Elon Musk and AI
(1:59:39) – AI alignment
(2:05:42) – Consciousness
(2:14:45) – Richard Feynman
(2:18:56) – Machine learning and computational physics
(2:29:53) – AI and creativity
(2:41:08) – Aliens
(2:56:51) – Mortality

#154 – Avi Loeb: Aliens, Black Holes, and the Mystery of the Oumuamua

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(00:00) – Introduction
(10:08) – Are we alone in the universe?
(14:23) – Consciousness
(19:01) – Sending digital copies of humans to space
(23:38) – Oumuamua
(45:42) – Alien space junk
(49:41) – What do aliens look like?
(1:06:58) – Drake equation
(1:08:00) – Industrial polution from aliens
(1:19:52) – UFO sightings
(1:27:48) – How long will human civilization last?
(1:30:28) – Radio signal from Proxima Centauri
(1:33:49) – Breakthrough Starshot project
(1:36:49) – Space race
(1:42:00) – Human space exploration
(1:47:15) – Social media is a threat to society
(1:52:04) – Are humans ready for discovering an alien civilization?
(1:56:15) – Mayans used astrology to wage war
(1:57:31) – Black holes
(2:16:20) – Stephen Hawking
(2:19:59) – Grigori Perelman
(2:24:24) – Theory of everything
(2:31:23) – Dark matter
(2:34:06) – Advice for young people
(2:37:10) – Memories of my father and mother
(2:41:38) – Existentialism
(2:43:52) – Mortality
(2:46:27) – Meaning of life

#153 – Dmitry Korkin: Evolution of Proteins, Viruses, Life, and AI

Dmitry Korkin is a professor of bioinformatics and computational biology at WPI. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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(00:00) – Introduction
(07:21) – Proteins and the building blocks of life
(14:23) – Spike protein
(21:11) – Coronavirus biological structure explained
(26:09) – Virus mutations
(32:39) – Evolution of proteins
(42:25) – Self-replicating computer programs
(50:02) – Origin of life
(57:34) – Extraterrestrial life in our solar system
(59:31) – Joshua Lederberg
(1:05:30) – Dendral
(1:08:24) – Why did expert systems fail?
(1:10:35) – AlphaFold 2
(1:32:13) – Will AI revolutionize art and music?
(1:39:12) – Multi-protein folding
(1:43:39) – Will AlphaFold 2 result in a Nobel Prize?
(1:46:10) – Will AI be used to engineer deadly viruses?
(2:01:17) – Book recommendations
(2:11:00) – Family
(2:13:38) – A poem in Russian

#152 – Dan Gable: Olympic Wrestling, Mental Toughness & the Making of Champions

Dan Gable is one of the greatest Olympic athletes and wrestling coaches of all time. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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(00:00) – Introduction
(09:31) – Russian wrestling
(11:09) – Coaching the science, art, and toughness of wrestling
(18:05) – The pain of defeat and the tattoo of a hawk clawing out the heart
(21:04) – Roger Bannister and the 4 minute mile
(24:09) – The dream of becoming an Olympic champion
(26:38) – The day in 1972 of the Olympic final
(30:10) – Sauna story
(31:39) – Match against the Russian
(37:13) – The role of fear in wrestling
(42:14) – The line between physical wrestling and anger
(46:53) – Tragic loss of Dan’s sister
(54:21) – The role of family in wrestling
(59:43) – Wrestling being voted out of the Olympics
(1:04:26) – To beat the best you must study the best
(1:09:39) – The role of luck (Old Man and the Sea)

#151 – Dan Kokotov: Speech Recognition with AI and Humans

Dan Kokotov is VP of Engineering at Rev.ai, an automatic speech recognition company. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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(00:00) – Introduction
(09:17) – Dune
(12:34) – Rev
(18:33) – Translation
(25:22) – Gig economy
(34:02) – Automatic speech recognition
(44:53) – Create products that people love
(53:02) – The future of podcasts at Spotify
(1:14:41) – Book recommendations
(1:16:02) – Stories of our dystopian future
(1:19:45) – Movies about Stalin and Hitler
(1:24:59) – Interviewing Putin
(1:30:56) – Meaning of life

#150 – Michael Malice: The White Pill, Freedom, Hope, and Happiness Amidst Chaos

Michael Malice is a political thinker, podcaster, and author. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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(00:00) – Introduction
(09:47) – Conversation with Alex Jones and Tim Pool
(18:31) – Michael’s outfit
(26:53) – Self-publishing a book
(36:41) – The white pill
(48:05) – What did the volcano say to his true love?
(49:28) – Myth of Sisyphus
(53:09) – Journalism failed to stop Stalin and Hitler
(1:00:53) – Good Germans
(1:04:49) – Richard Wolff
(1:08:20) – Could United States have stayed out of World War II
(1:11:12) – Trump Derangement Syndrome
(1:12:58) – Nazism and Antisemitism
(1:15:40) – Knock knock
(1:22:20) – Putin
(1:30:00) – The evil of Kim Jong-il and North Korea
(1:38:32) – Dark humor
(1:43:18) – Comedy is tragedy plus timing
(1:50:34) – Interviewing difficult guests
(2:00:06) – Curtis Yarvin (Mencius Moldbug)
(2:16:24) – Violence under anarchism
(2:31:58) – Ayn Rand
(2:35:07) – Secession in United States
(2:44:46) – Politics over next 4 years
(2:52:14) – Mars
(2:56:17) – UFOs
(2:59:12) – Psychedelics
(3:03:08) – What is love?

#149 – Diana Walsh Pasulka: Aliens, Technology, Religion, and the Nature of Belief

Diana Walsh Pasulka is a professor of philosophy and religion at UNCW and author of American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, and Technology. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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(00:00) – Introduction
(08:28) – What is real?
(13:56) – Can beliefs become reality?
(18:59) – Donald Hoffman
(22:57) – Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason
(26:27) – Ayn Rand
(33:25) – How do religions start?
(48:38) – Religion is an evolutionary advantage
(53:59) – Religion used in propaganda
(58:32) – What did Nietzsche mean by “God is Dead”?
(1:03:59) – American Cosmic
(1:07:45) – What do aliens look like?
(1:16:28) – History of space programs
(1:19:30) – Jacques Vallee
(1:28:55) – Artificial intelligence
(1:34:25) – Ufology community
(1:45:38) – Psychedelics
(1:49:35) – Tic Tac UFO
(1:58:09) – Roswell UFO incident
(2:09:14) – Bob Lazar
(2:12:50) – Monoliths in the desert
(2:23:39) – Humans will co-evolve with AI
(2:26:58) – Neuralink
(2:31:48) – Singularity
(2:41:39) – Books: Nietzsche
(2:46:44) – Books: Hannah Arendt
(2:51:43) – Fear of death
(2:56:11) – Meaning of life

#148 – Charles Isbell and Michael Littman: Machine Learning and Education

Charles Isbell is the Dean of the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. Michael Littman is a computer scientist at Brown University. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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(00:00) – Introduction
(07:51) – Is machine learning just statistics?
(12:14) – NeurIPS vs ICML
(14:30) – Data is more important than algorithm
(20:14) – The role of hardship in education
(28:57) – How Charles and Michael met
(33:30) – Key to success: never be satisfied
(36:47) – Bell Labs
(48:15) – Teaching machine learning
(58:25) – Westworld and Ex Machina
(1:06:24) – Simulation
(1:13:14) – The college experience in the times of COVID
(1:41:52) – Advice for young people
(1:48:44) – How to learn to program
(2:00:07) – Friendship

#147 – Dmitri Dolgov: Waymo and the Future of Self-Driving Cars

Dmitri Dolgov is the CTO of Waymo, an autonomous vehicle company. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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(00:00) – Introduction
(07:46) – Computer games
(12:52) – Childhood
(15:24) – Robotics
(16:14) – Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
(18:26) – DARPA Urban Challenge
(28:46) – Waymo origin story
(44:27) – Waymo self-driving hardware
(53:00) – Connected cars
(58:53) – Waymo fully driverless service in Phoenix
(1:03:14) – Getting feedback from riders
(1:11:28) – Creating a product that people love
(1:17:18) – Do self-driving cars need to break the rules like humans do?
(1:24:03) – Waymo Trucks
(1:29:41) – Future of Waymo
(1:42:53) – Role of lidar in autonomous driving
(1:55:53) – Machine learning is essential for autonomous driving
(1:59:55) – Pedestrians
(2:06:32) – Trolley problem
(2:11:00) – Book recommendations
(2:22:26) – Meaning of life

#146 – Michael Mina: Rapid Testing, Viruses, and the Engineering Mindset

Michael Mina is an immunologist, epidemiologist, and physician at Harvard. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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(00:00) – Introduction
(07:28) – Interacting between viruses and bacteria
(11:42) – Deadlier viruses
(15:13) – Will COVID-19 mutate?
(16:47) – Rapid testing
(34:11) – PCR vs rapid antigen tests
(43:55) – Medical industrial complex
(47:47) – Lex takes COVID test
(54:32) – FDA and cheap tests
(57:17) – Explanation of Elon Musk’s positive COVID tests
(1:04:25) – Role of testing during vaccine deployment
(1:07:54) – Public health policy
(1:17:34) – A weather system for viruses
(1:34:26) – Can a virus kill all humans?
(1:40:05) – Engineering a deadly virus
(1:44:47) – AlphaFold 2 and viruses
(1:50:42) – Advice for young people
(1:58:50) – Time as a Buddhist monk
(2:04:54) – Meditation
(2:12:32) – Meaning of life