International Asteroid Warning Network

So apparently a double asteroid flew by Earth about two weeks ago. Did you hear about it? I sure didn't. "On May 25th, 2019, a strange, double-asteroid (1999 KW4) flew past Earth at a distance and speed that is likely to make a lot of people nervous." (link) They call it a fly-by but it was... 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. https://twitter.com/northerwild/status/1132130924957765632 https://twitter.com/northerwild/status/1132487046990311424 "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 →

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 →

Gad Saad New Book Release Date 2020

Dr. Gad Saad is a, professor of marketing at Concordia University and the author of The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption and The Consuming Instinct. Professor Gad is known as the Colonel of Reason, Leader of Logic, and the Destroyer of Doublespeak. If you follow him on Twitter (which I highly recommend you do) then you will know... 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 →

Beware the Hells of Self-Abuse

"If persisted in self-abuse will not only undermine but completely overthrow the health. If the body is naturally strong, the mind may give way first, and in extreme cases imbecility and insanity may and often do come as an inevitable result." DO YOU HAVE THESE TELL-TALE SIGNS? "Circles under eyes!" "Calloused fingernails!" "A stooped posture!"... Continue Reading →

Deepfakes, National Security, and Steve Buscemi

Ever heard of Deepfakes? According to CNN: "Deepfake video is hyper-realistic manipulated video made using artificial intelligence technology. Deepfakes can be so convincing it can be difficult to determine what has been manipulated and what has not." (link) So why are people freaking out about Deepfakes? "An increasing number of lawmakers are warning that a... Continue Reading →

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