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Lex Fridman

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Conversations about AI, science, technology, history, philosophy and the nature of intelligence, consciousness, love, and power. Formerly called the Artificial Intelligence (AI) podcast. Lex is an AI researcher at MIT and beyond.

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18 hours ago

#244 – Robert Crews: Afghanistan, Taliban, Bin Laden, and War in the Middle East

Robert Crews is a historian at Stanford, specializing in Afghanistan, Russia, Islam, Central Asia, and South Asia. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – MUD\W

2h 49m

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5 days ago

#243 – Kevin Systrom: Instagram

Kevin Systrom is the co-founder and former CEO of Instagram. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Theragun: https://therabody.com/lex to get 30 day trial – N

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8 days ago

#242 – Ben Askren: Wrestling and MMA

Ben Askren is a wrestler and MMA fighter, former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight champion, a two-time NCAA wrestling champion and four-time finalist. Please support this

2h 21m

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12 days ago

#241 – Boris Sofman: Waymo, Cozmo, Self-Driving Cars, and the Future of Robotics

Boris Sofman is the Senior Director Of Engineering and Head of Trucking at Waymo, formerly the Google Self-Driving Car project. He was also the CEO and co-founder of Anki, a home r

3h 20m

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1 play • 17 days ago

#240 – Neal Stephenson: Sci-Fi, Space, Aliens, AI, VR & the Future of Humanity

Neal Stephenson is a sci-fi writer (Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and new book Termination Shock), former Chief Futurist at Magic Leap and first employee of Blue Origin. Please suppor

2h 47m

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20 days ago

#239 – Niall Ferguson: History of Money, Power, War, and Truth

Niall Ferguson is a historian at Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of 16 books on the history of money, war, power, and catastrophe. Please support this pod

2h 48m

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3 weeks ago

#238 – Francis Collins: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Francis Collins is the director of the NIH and former head of the Human Genome Project. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Ten Thousand: https://www.tentho

1h 33m

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3 weeks ago

#237 – Steve Viscelli: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream

Steve Viscelli is a former truck driver and now an economic sociologist at University of Pennsylvania studying freight transportation, including autonomous trucks. Please support t

3h 19m

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4 weeks ago

#236 – Jimmy Pedro: Judo and the Forging of Champions

Jimmy Pedro is a judo competitor and coach, world champion, 3x world medalist, 2x Olympic medalist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – ROKA: https://roka.c

2h 30m

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4 weeks ago

#235 – Michael Mina: Rapid COVID Testing

Michael Mina is an immunologist, epidemiologist, and physician at Harvard. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Notion: https://notion.com/startups to get up

1h 53m

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4 weeks ago

#234 – Stephen Wolfram: Complexity and the Fabric of Reality

Stephen Wolfram is a computer scientist, mathematician, and theoretical physicist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – ROKA: https://roka.com/ and use code

3h 45m

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5 weeks ago

#233 – Carl Hart: Heroin, Cocaine, MDMA, Alcohol & the Role of Drugs in Society

Carl Hart is a psychologist at Columbia University. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – InsideTracker: https://insidetracker.com/lex and use code Lex25 to g

1h 16m

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5 weeks ago

#232 – Brian Greene: Quantum Gravity, Big Bang, Aliens, Life, Death, and Meaning

Brian Greene is a theoretical physicist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – The Prisoner Wine Company: https://theprisonerwine.com/lex to get 20% off &

1h 52m

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1 play • 6 weeks ago

#231 – Alex Gladstein: Bitcoin, Authoritarianism, and Human Rights

Alex Gladstein is the Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation and the Oslo Freedom Forum. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Stripe: https://

2h 40m

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6 weeks ago

#230 – Kelsi Sheren: War, Artillery, PTSD, and Love

Kelsi Sheren is a veteran, artillery gunner, and founder of Brass and Unity. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Shopify: https://shopify.com/lex to get 14-

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7 weeks ago

#229 – Richard Wrangham: Role of Violence, Sex, and Fire in Human Evolution

Richard Wrangham is a biological anthropologist at Harvard, specializing in the study of primates and the evolution of violence, sex, cooking, culture, and other aspects of ape and

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7 weeks ago

#228 – RZA: Wu-Tang Clan, Kung Fu, Chess, God, Life, and Death

RZA is a rapper, record producer, filmmaker, actor, writer, philosopher, and the mastermind of the legendary hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan. Please support this podcast by checking out

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8 weeks ago

#227 – Sean Kelly: Existentialism, Nihilism, and the Search for Meaning

Sean Kelly is a philosopher at Harvard specializing in existentialism and the philosophy of mind. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Coinbase: https://coin

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8 weeks ago

#226 – Jo Boaler: How to Learn Math

Jo Boaler is a professor of mathematics education at Stanford and the co-founder of youcubed. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Truebill: https://truebill

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9 weeks ago

#225 – Jeffrey Shainline: Neuromorphic Computing and Optoelectronic Intelligence

Jeffrey Shainline is a physicist at NIST working on. Note: Opinions expressed by Jeff do not represent NIST. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Stripe: htt

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9 weeks ago

#224 – Travis Oliphant: NumPy, SciPy, Anaconda, Python & Scientific Programming

Travis Oliphant is a data scientist, entrepreneur, and creator of NumPy, SciPy, and Anaconda. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Novo: https://banknovo.com

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9 weeks ago

#223 – Travis Stevens: Judo, Olympics, and Mental Toughness

Travis Stevens is the 2016 Olympic Judo silver medalist and BJJ black belt. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Justworks: https://justworks.com – Indeed: h

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2 months ago

#222 – Jay McClelland: Neural Networks and the Emergence of Cognition

Jay McClelland is a cognitive scientist at Stanford. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Paperspace: https://gradient.run/lex to get $15 credit – Skiff: htt

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2 months ago

#221 – Douglas Lenat: Cyc and the Quest to Solve Common Sense Reasoning in AI

Douglas Lenat is the founder of Cyc, a 37 year project aiming to solve common-sense knowledge and reasoning in AI. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Squar

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2 months ago

#220 – 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. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:

2h 49m

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#219 – Donald Knuth: Programming, Algorithms, Hard Problems & the Game of Life

Donald Knuth is a computer scientist, Turing Award winner, father of algorithm analysis, author of The Art of Computer Programming, and creator of TeX. Please support this podcast

2h 27m

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2 months ago

#218 – Jaron Lanier: Virtual Reality, Social Media & the Future of Humans and AI

Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist, composer, artist, author, and founder of the field of virtual reality. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Skiff: http

1h 58m

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3 months ago

#217 – Rodney Brooks: Robotics

Rodney Brooks is a roboticist, former head of CSAIL at MIT, and co-founder of iRobot, Rethink Robotics, and Robust.AI. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – P

2h 30m

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3 months ago

#216 – Vincent Racaniello: Viruses and Vaccines

Vincent Racaniello is a virologist, immunologist, and microbiologist at Columbia. He is a co-author of the textbook Principles of Virology and co-host of This Week in Virology podc

3h 35m

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3 months ago

#215 – Wojciech Zaremba: OpenAI Codex, GPT-3, Robotics, and the Future of AI

Wojciech Zaremba is a co-founder of OpenAI. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Paperspace: https://gradient.run/lex to get $15 credit – Indeed: https://ind

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