Biomimicry and Branches

Ever notice that some of our technology looks similar to nature? Well it turns out, there’s an engineering concept called - Biomimicry. As usual, we’ll start with the definition: “What is Biomimicry you ask? Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature's time-tested patterns and strategies. In short, biomimicry... Continue Reading →

Dancing in the Moonlight Wormhole

What started as a post about NASA's recent breaking news about finding water on the sun-side of the Moon, turned into a search for the original artist of the track, "Dancing in the Moonlight". To get me into the groove for writing a post about the Moon, I looked up "songs about the moon". Here... Continue Reading →

Consciousness and Bats

I just downloaded a book by Annaka Harris titled, "Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind". Unlike her husbands book, "Waking Up: A Guide to Spiritually Without Religion" - her book seems more digestible. Right off the bat (no pun intended), like a seasoned author, she defines what she is discussing.... Continue Reading →

The 3 Factions of Artificial Intelligence

“Hydrogen…, given enough time, turns into people." -Edward Robert Harrison, 1995 There isn't a consensus on the When and What of AI. When will this change happen (if ever)? What will this change mean for the future of humans? According the physicist and cosmologist, Max Tegmark - author of Life 3.0: Being Human in the... Continue Reading →

A Message From Outer Space

"Do not answer. DO NOT ANSWER. DO. NOT. ANSWER." _____ Imagine yourself in the not-so-distant-future, you're in a laboratory late at night. You're tired, cold, and hungry from working ungodly hours - testing, upgrading, and testing - same old system maintenance. All of sudden, on one of the monitors - large, green text starts scrolling... Continue Reading →

The Three Body Problem Sci-fi Sensation

I recently came across one of the coolest sci-fi books ever: Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu. "Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade... Continue Reading →

Welcome to Lex Fridman

"I'm a research scientist at MIT, working on human-centered AIand autonomous vehicles. Also, I teach courses on deep learning.Connect with me (@lexfridman) onTwitter, LinkedIn, Medium, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.Besides research and teaching, I enjoy playing guitar, practicing jiu jitsu, and engaging in deep meaningful conversations including on podcasts both as a guest (e.g., Joe Rogan Experience) and as a host (e.g., Artificial Intelligence podcast with Elon... Continue Reading →

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