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 →

Coddling North American Minds

“Trigger warnings are verbal or written notifications provided by a professor to alert students that they are about to encounter potentially distressing material.” - from Coddling of the American Mind by Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff Real life does not give you trigger warnings. Young adults these days are soft. If you were to drop... 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 Police Scanner Listening Party

The internet is amazing. But you already knew that. But did you know that there is a live-stream on periscope where a guy smokes weed and listens to police radio scanners? The first time I watched the show there was a car chase where a woman stole a camper van that had two dogs in... 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... Continue Reading →

Pub Life Lesson 2: Showing Up

If you show up for a pre-close shift (the person that helps the closer close) but the closer does not - you are now the closer. Nothing wrong with that...especially when you get some free beer out of it. Summer is upon us. Patio season is here. In the kitchen, we don't have time for... Continue Reading →

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