#208 – Jeff Hawkins: The Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence

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Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.
(00:00) – Introduction
(10:35) – Collective intelligence
(17:17) – The origin of intelligence in the human brain
(30:31) – How intelligent life evolved on Earth
(41:30) – Why humans are special in the universe
(44:48) – Neurons
(49:02) – A Thousand Brains theory of intelligence
(57:42) – How to build superintelligent AI
(1:15:41) – Sam Harris and existential risk of AI
(1:27:43) – Neuralink
(1:34:34) – Will AI prevent the self-destruction of human civilization?
(1:40:05) – Communicating human knowledge to alien civilizations
(1:50:22) – Devil’s advocate
(1:55:16) – Human nature
(2:03:39) – Hardware for AI
(2:10:18) – Advice for young people