Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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Conversations about the nature of intelligence, science, and technology (at MIT and beyond) from the perspective of deep learning, robotics, AI, AGI, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, economics, physics, mathematics, and more.


David Ferrucci: IBM Watson, Jeopardy & Deep Conversations with AI
Oct 11 • 144 min
David Ferrucci led the team that built Watson, the IBM question-answering system that beat the top humans in the world at the game of Jeopardy. He is also the Founder, CEO, and Chief Scientist of Elemental Cognition, a company working engineer AI systems…
Gary Marcus: Toward a Hybrid of Deep Learning and Symbolic AI
Oct 3 • 85 min
Gary Marcus is a professor emeritus at NYU, founder of Robust.AI and Geometric Intelligence, the latter is a machine learning company acquired by Uber in 2016. He is the author of several books on natural and artificial intelligence, including his new…
Peter Norvig: Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach
Sep 30 • 63 min
Peter Norvig is a research director at Google and the co-author with Stuart Russell of the book Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach that educated and inspired a whole generation of researchers including myself to get into the field. This…
Leonard Susskind: Quantum Mechanics, String Theory, and Black Holes
Sep 26 • 57 min
Leonard Susskind is a professor of theoretical physics at Stanford University, and founding director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics. He is widely regarded as one of the fathers of string theory and in general as one of the greatest…
Regina Barzilay: Deep Learning for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
Sep 23 • 77 min
Regina Barzilay is a professor at MIT and a world-class researcher in natural language processing and applications of deep learning to chemistry and oncology, or the use of deep learning for early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer. She has…
Colin Angle: iRobot
Sep 19 • 37 min
Colin Angle is the CEO and co-founder of iRobot, a robotics company that for 29 years has been creating robots that operate successfully in the real world, not as a demo or on a scale of dozens, but on a scale of thousands and millions. As of this year,…
François Chollet: Keras, Deep Learning, and the Progress of AI
Sep 14 • 56 min
François Chollet is the creator of Keras, which is an open source deep learning library that is designed to enable fast, user-friendly experimentation with deep neural networks. It serves as an interface to several deep learning libraries, most popular of…
Vijay Kumar: Flying Robots
Sep 8 • 56 min
Vijay Kumar is one of the top roboticists in the world, professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Dean of Penn Engineering, former director of GRASP lab, or the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception Laboratory at Penn that was…
Yann LeCun: Deep Learning, Convolutional Neural Networks, and Self-Supervised Learning
Aug 31 • 76 min
Yann LeCun is one of the fathers of deep learning, the recent revolution in AI that has captivated the world with the possibility of what machines can learn from data. He is a professor at New York University, a Vice President & Chief AI Scientist at…
Jeremy Howard: fast.ai Deep Learning Courses and Research
Aug 27 • 104 min
Jeremy Howard is the founder of fast.ai, a research institute dedicated to make deep learning more accessible. He is also a Distinguished Research Scientist at the University of San Francisco, a former president of Kaggle as well a top-ranking competitor…
Pamela McCorduck: Machines Who Think and the Early Days of AI
Aug 23 • 60 min
Pamela McCorduck is an author who has written on the history and philosophical significance of artificial intelligence, the future of engineering, and the role of women and technology. Her books include Machines Who Think in 1979, The Fifth Generation in…
Keoki Jackson: Lockheed Martin
Aug 19 • 73 min
Keoki Jackson is the CTO of Lockheed Martin, a company that through its long history has created some of the most incredible engineering marvels that human beings have ever built, including planes that fly fast and undetected, defense systems that…
Paola Arlotta: Brain Development from Stem Cell to Organoid
Aug 12 • 57 min
Paola Arlotta is a professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at Harvard University. She is interested in understanding the molecular laws that govern the birth, differentiation and assembly of the human brain’s cerebral cortex. She explores the…
George Hotz: Comma.ai, OpenPilot, and Autonomous Vehicles
Aug 5 • 119 min
George Hotz is the founder of Comma.ai, a machine learning based vehicle automation company. He is an outspoken personality in the field of AI and technology in general. He first gained recognition for being the first person to carrier-unlock an iPhone,…
Kevin Scott: Microsoft CTO
Aug 1 • 57 min
Kevin Scott is the CTO of Microsoft. Before that, he was the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations at LinkedIn. And before that, he oversaw mobile ads engineering at Google. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.…
Gustav Soderstrom: Spotify
Jul 29 • 107 min
Gustav Soderstrom is the Chief Research & Development Officer at Spotify, leading Product, Design, Data, Technology & Engineering teams. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast. If you would like to get more information about this…
Chris Urmson: Self-Driving Cars at Aurora, Google, CMU, and DARPA
Jul 22 • 44 min
Chris Urmson was the CTO of the Google Self-Driving Car team, a key engineer and leader behind the Carnegie Mellon autonomous vehicle entries in the DARPA grand challenges and the winner of the DARPA urban challenge. Today he is the CEO of Aurora…
Kai-Fu Lee: AI Superpowers – China and Silicon Valley
Jul 15 • 86 min
Kai-Fu Lee is the Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures that manages a 2 billion dollar dual currency investment fund with a focus on developing the next generation of Chinese high-tech companies. He is the former President of Google China and the…
Sean Carroll: The Nature of the Universe, Life, and Intelligence
Jul 10 • 35 min
Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist at Caltech, specializing in quantum mechanics, gravity, and cosmology. He is the author of several popular books: one on the arrow of time called From Eternity to Here, one on the Higgs boson called The Particle at…
Jeff Hawkins: Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence
Jul 1 • 129 min
Jeff Hawkins is the founder of Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience in 2002 and Numenta in 2005. In his 2004 book titled On Intelligence, and in his research before and after, he and his team have worked to reverse-engineer the neocortex and…
Rosalind Picard: Affective Computing, Emotion, Privacy, and Health
Jun 17 • 60 min
Rosalind Picard is a professor at MIT, director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Lab, and co-founder of two companies, Affectiva and Empatica. Over two decades ago she launched the field of affective computing with her book of…
Gavin Miller: Adobe Research
Jun 10 • 69 min
Gavin Miller is the Head of Adobe Research. Adobe have empowered artists, designers, and creative minds from all professions working in the digital medium for over 30 years with software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, InDesign,…
Rajat Monga: TensorFlow
Jun 3 • 71 min
Rajat Monga is an Engineering Director at Google, leading the TensorFlow team. If you would like to get more information about this podcast go to https://lexfridman.com/ai or connect with @lexfridman on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Medium, or YouTube…
Chris Lattner: Compilers, LLVM, Swift, TPU, and ML Accelerators
May 13 • 73 min
Chris Lattner is a senior director at Google working on several projects including CPU, GPU, TPU accelerators for TensorFlow, Swift for TensorFlow, and all kinds of machine learning compiler magic going on behind the scenes. He is one of the top experts…
Oriol Vinyals: DeepMind AlphaStar, StarCraft, Language, and Sequences
Apr 29 • 106 min
Oriol Vinyals is a senior research scientist at Google DeepMind. Before that he was at Google Brain and Berkeley. His research has been cited over 39,000 times. He is one of the most brilliant and impactful minds in the field of deep learning. He is…
Ian Goodfellow: Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs)
Apr 18 • 68 min
Ian Goodfellow is the author of the popular textbook on deep learning (simply titled “Deep Learning”). He coined the term Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) and with his 2014 paper is responsible for launching the incredible growth of research on…
Elon Musk: Tesla Autopilot
Apr 12 • 32 min
Elon Musk is the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and a co-founder of several other companies. Video version is available on YouTube. If you would like to get more information about this podcast go to https://lexfridman.com/ai or connect with @lexfridman…
Greg Brockman: OpenAI and AGI
Apr 3 • 85 min
Greg Brockman is the Co-Founder and CTO of OpenAI, a research organization developing ideas in AI that lead eventually to a safe & friendly artificial general intelligence that benefits and empowers humanity. Video version is available on YouTube. If you…
Eric Weinstein: Revolutionary Ideas in Science, Math, and Society
Mar 20 • 81 min
Eric Weinstein is a mathematician, economist, physicist, and managing director of Thiel Capital. He formed the “intellectual dark web” which is a loosely assembled group of public intellectuals including Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson, Steven Pinker, Joe…
Leslie Kaelbling: Reinforcement Learning, Planning, and Robotics
Mar 12 • 61 min
Leslie Kaelbling is a roboticist and professor at MIT. She is recognized for her work in reinforcement learning, planning, robot navigation, and several other topics in AI. She won the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award and was the editor-in-chief of the…
Kyle Vogt: Cruise Automation
Feb 7 • 55 min
Kyle Vogt is the President and CTO of Cruise Automation, leading an effort in trying to solve one of the biggest robotics challenges of our time: vehicle autonomy. He is the co-founder of 2 successful companies (Cruise and Twitch) that were each acquired…
Tomaso Poggio: Brains, Minds, and Machines
Jan 19 • 80 min
Tomaso Poggio is a professor at MIT and is the director of the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines. Cited over 100,000 times, his work has had a profound impact on our understanding of the nature of intelligence, in both biological neural networks and…
Tuomas Sandholm: Poker and Game Theory
Dec 28, 2018 • 66 min
Tuomas Sandholm is a professor at CMU and co-creator of Libratus, which is the first AI system to beat top human players at the game of Heads-Up No-Limit Texas Hold’em. He has published over 450 papers on game theory and machine learning, including a best…
Juergen Schmidhuber: Godel Machines, Meta-Learning, and LSTMs
Dec 23, 2018 • 80 min
Juergen Schmidhuber is the co-creator of long short-term memory networks (LSTMs) which are used in billions of devices today for speech recognition, translation, and much more. Over 30 years, he has proposed a lot of interesting, out-of-the-box ideas in…
Pieter Abbeel: Deep Reinforcement Learning
Dec 16, 2018 • 42 min
Pieter Abbeel is a professor at UC Berkeley, director of the Berkeley Robot Learning Lab, and is one of the top researchers in the world working on how to make robots understand and interact with the world around them, especially through imitation and…
Stuart Russell: Long-Term Future of AI
Dec 9, 2018 • 86 min
Stuart Russell is a professor of computer science at UC Berkeley and a co-author of the book that introduced me and millions of other people to AI, called Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach. Video version is available on YouTube. If you would like…
Eric Schmidt: Google
Dec 4, 2018 • 33 min
Eric Schmidt was the CEO of Google from 2001 to 2011, and its executive chairman from 2011 to 2017, guiding the company through a period of incredible growth and a series of world-changing innovations. Video version is available on YouTube. If you would…
Jeff Atwood: Stack Overflow and Coding Horror
Nov 29, 2018 • 80 min
Jeff Atwood is a co-founder of Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange, websites that are visited by millions of people every day. Much like with Wikipedia, it is difficult to understate the impact on global knowledge and productivity that these network of…
Guido van Rossum: Python
Nov 22, 2018 • 86 min
Guido van Rossum is the creator of Python, one of the most popular and impactful programming languages in the world. Video version is available on YouTube. If you would like to get more information about this podcast go to https://lexfridman.com/ai or…
Vladimir Vapnik: Statistical Learning
Nov 16, 2018 • 54 min
Vladimir Vapnik is the co-inventor of support vector machines, support vector clustering, VC theory, and many foundational ideas in statistical learning. His work has been cited over 170,000 times. He has some very interesting ideas about artificial…
Yoshua Bengio: Deep Learning
Oct 20, 2018 • 42 min
Yoshua Bengio, along with Geoffrey Hinton and Yann Lecun, is considered one of the three people most responsible for the advancement of deep learning during the 1990s, 2000s, and now. Cited 139,000 times, he has been integral to some of the biggest…
Steven Pinker: AI in the Age of Reason
Oct 17, 2018 • 38 min
Steven Pinker is a professor at Harvard and before that was a professor at MIT. He is the author of many books, several of which have had a big impact on the way I see the world for the better. In particular, The Better Angels of Our Nature and…
Stephen Wolfram: Knowledge Engine
Oct 11, 2018 • 54 min
Excerpt from lecture Q&A with Stephen Wolfram as part of MIT course on Artificial General Intelligence. Video version is available on YouTube. If you would like to get more information about this podcast go to https://lexfridman.com/ai or connect with…
Marc Raibert: Boston Dynamics
Oct 7, 2018 • 23 min
Excerpt from lecture Q&A with Marc Raibert, CEO of Boston Dynamics, as part of MIT course on Artificial General Intelligence. Video version is available on YouTube. If you would like to get more information about this podcast go to…
Lisa Feldman Barrett: Emotion
Sep 22, 2018 • 79 min
An on-stage conversation with Lisa Feldman Barrett as part of MIT course on Artificial General Intelligence. Video version is available on YouTube. She is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, Director of the…
Ray Kurzweil: Future of Intelligence
Sep 16, 2018 • 53 min
An excerpt of lecture (and Q&A) given by Ray Kurzweil as part of MIT course on Artificial General Intelligence. Video version is available on YouTube. He is Co-Founder and Chancellor of Singularity University and a Director of Engineering at Google…
Ilya Sutskever: Deep Learning
Sep 12, 2018 • 29 min
An excerpt of lecture (and Q&A) given by Ilya Sutskever as part of MIT course on Artificial General Intelligence. Video version is available on YouTube. He is the co-founder and Research Director of OpenAI. His recent work, in the past 5 years, has been…
Christof Koch: Consciousness
Sep 1, 2018 • 59 min
A conversation with Christof Koch as part of MIT course on Artificial General Intelligence. Video version is available on YouTube. He is the President and Chief Scientific Officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle. From 1986 until 2013,…
Max Tegmark: Life 3.0
Aug 26, 2018 • 82 min
A conversation with Max Tegmark as part of MIT course on Artificial General Intelligence. Video version is available on YouTube. He is a Physics Professor at MIT, co-founder of the Future of Life Institute, and author of “Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age…