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Michelle Gelfand - Cultural Intelligence [3.12.19]
Mar 12 • 37 min
MICHELE GELFAND is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the author of Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire the World. The Conversation:…
Possible Minds - Live at the Brattle Theater in Boston [2.21.2019]
Mar 4 • 88 min
Freeman Dyson - Biological and Cultural Evolution [2.19.2019]
Feb 19 • 59 min
FREEMAN DYSON, emeritus professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, in addition to fundamental contributions ranging from number theory to quantum electrodynamics, has worked on nuclear reactors, solid-state physics,…
Lisa Mosconi - Alzheimer’s Prevention [2.11.19]
Feb 11 • 36 min
LISA MOSCONI is the director of the Women's Brain Initiative and the associate director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is the author of Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power. The…
Susan Schneider - The Future of the Mind [1.28.19]
Jan 28 • 27 min
SUSAN SCHNEIDER holds the Distinguished Scholar chair at the Library of Congress and is the director of the AI, Mind and Society (“AIMS”) Group at the University of Connecticut. The Conversation:…
Jonathan Rodden - The Urban-Rural Divide: Why Geography Matters [1.16.19]
Jan 16 • 49 min
JONATHAN RODDEN is a professor in the Political Science Department at Stanford and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/jonathan_rodden-the-urban-rural-divide
Elaine Pagels - The Social History of Religion [12.12.18]
Dec 12, 2018 • 36 min
ELAINE PAGELS is the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University. She is the author, most recently, of Why Religion?: A Personal Story. The Conversation:…
Peter Galison - How Technology Changes Our Concept of the Self [11.20.18]
Nov 20, 2018 • 12 min
PETER GALISON is the Joseph Pellegrino University Professor of the History of Science and of Physics at Harvard University and Director of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments. The Conversation:…
Karl Sigmund - When the Rule of Law Is Not Working [10.11.18]
Oct 11, 2018 • 36 min
KARL SIGMUND is professor of mathematics at the University of Vienna and one of the pioneers of evolutionary game theory. He is the author of Exact Thinking in Demented Times: The Vienna Circle and the Epic Quest for the Foundations of Science. The…
Doyne Farmer - Collective Awareness [10.3.18]
Jul 17, 2018 • 36 min
J. DOYNE FARMER is director of the Complexity Economics Programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, professor in the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford, and an external professor at the Santa Fe…
Brian Hare - Absolute Brain Size Matters [6.28.18]
Jun 28, 2018 • 45 min
BRIAN HARE is an associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University in North Carolina and founder of the Duke Canine Cognition Center. He is the co-author (with Vanessa Woods) of The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think.…
Andrew Barron - The Connectomic Revolution [6.12.18]
Jun 12, 2018 • 37 min
ANDREW BARRON is the Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Deputy Head of the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University. He is a neuroethologist with a particular focus on studying the neural mechanisms of honey bees. The…
Nicolas Berggruen - Bonding with Your Algorithm [6.5.18]
Jun 5, 2018 • 51 min
Investor and philanthropist NICOLAS BERGGRUEN is the chairman of the Berggruen Institute, and founder of the 21st Century Council, the Council for the Future of Europe, and the Think Long Committee for California. The Conversation:…
Martie Haselton - Sexual Double Standards [5.24.18]
May 24, 2018 • 34 min
​MARTIE HASELTON is a professor of psychology and communication studies at UCLA and the Institute for Society and Genetics. She is the author of Hormonal: The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones—How They Drive Desire, Shape Relationships, Influence Our…
Murray Shanahan - The Space of Possible Minds [5.18.18]
May 18, 2018 • 28 min
MURRAY SHANAHAN is a professor of cognitive robotics at Imperial College London and a senior research scientist at DeepMind. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/murray_shanahan-the-space-of-possible-minds
Mary Catherine Bateson - How To Be a Systems Thinker [4.17.18]
Apr 15, 2018 • 42 min
MARY CATHERINE BATESON is a writer and cultural anthropologist. In 2004 she retired from her position as Clarence J. Robinson Professor in Anthropology and English at George Mason University, and is now Professor Emerita. The Conversation:…
Kai-Fu Lee - We Are Here To Create [3.26.18]
Mar 19, 2018 • 40 min
KAI-FU LEE, the founder of the Beijing-based Sinovation Ventures, is ranked #1 in technology in China by Forbes. Educated as a computer scientist at Columbia and Carnegie Mellon, his distinguished career includes working as a research scientist at Apple;…
Caroline A. Jones - A Common Sense [3.15.18]
Mar 15, 2018 • 38 min
CAROLINE A. JONES is professor of art history in the History, Theory, Criticism section of the Department of Architecture at MIT. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/caroline_a_jones-a-common-sense
George Church - Church Speaks [2.14.18]
Feb 14, 2018 • 52 min
GEORGE CHURCH is professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, director of the Personal Genome Project, and co-author (with Ed Regis) of Regenesis. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/george_church-church-speaks
John Naughton - The State of Informed Bewilderment [1.3.18]
Jan 3, 2018 • 23 min
JOHN NAUGHTON is a senior research fellow at Cambridge University's Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. He is an Internet columnist for the London Observer, and author of From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg. The Conversation:…
Daniel C. Dennett - “A Difference That Makes a Difference” [11.22.17]
Nov 17, 2017 • 25 min
DANIEL C. DENNETT is the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He is the author, most recently, of _From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds. _ The Conversation:…
Sandy Pentland - The Human Strategy [10.30.17]
Oct 30, 2017 • 28 min
ALEX "SANDY" PENTLAND is a professor at MIT, and director of the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs. He is a founding member of advisory boards for Google, AT&T, Nissan, and the UN Secretary General. He is the author of Social Physics, and…
Rory Sutherland - Things to Hang on Your Mental Mug Tree [7.10.17]
Oct 17, 2017 • 42 min
RORY SUTHERLAND is Vice-Chairman, Ogilvy London; Columnist, The Spectator. Rory Rory Sutherland's Edge Bio page The conversation: https://www.edge.org/memberbio/rory_sutherland
Tim O’Reilly - Reality is an Activity of the Most August Imagination [10.2.17]
Oct 2, 2017 • 33 min
TIM O'REILLY is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc., and the author of WTF?: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/tim_oreilly-reality-is-an-activity-of-the-most-august-imagination
Tom Griffiths - Aerodynamics For Cognition [8.21.17]
Aug 21, 2017 • 48 min
TOM GRIFFITHS is a professor of psychology and cognitive science and director of the Computational Cognitive Science Lab and the Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. He is co-author (with Brian Christian) of…
Brian Keating - Shut Up and Measure [10.20.17]
Aug 10, 2017 • 46 min
Professor BRIAN KEATING is an astrophysicist with the University of California San Diego’s Department of Physics. He and his team develop instrumentation to study the early universe at radio, microwave, and infrared wavelengths. He is the author of over…
Tania Lombrozo - Learning By Thinking [7.28.17]
Jul 31, 2017 • 43 min
TANIA LOMBROZO is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as an affiliate of the Department of Philosophy and a member of the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences. She is a contributor to Psychology Today and the…
Daniel Goleman - Compassionate Systems [6.22.17]
Jun 22, 2017 • 26 min
DANIEL GOLEMAN is the New York Times bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence. A psychologist and science journalist, he reported on brain and behavioral research for The New York Times for many years. He is the author of more than a dozen books,…
Martin Rees - Curtains For Us All? [5.31.17]
May 31, 2017 • 51 min
LORD MARTIN REES is a Fellow of Trinity College and Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge. He is the UK's Astronomer Royal and a Past President of the Royal Society. The Conversation:…
Venki Ramakrishnan - Soul of a Molecular Machine [5.1.17]
May 31, 2017 • 52 min
VENKATRAMAN "VENKI" RAMAKRISHNAN is a Nobel Prize-winning biologist whose many scientific contributions include his work on the atomic structure of the ribosome. He is Group Leader and Former Deputy Director of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in…
Ross Anderson - The Threat [5.8.17]
May 6, 2017 • 44 min
ROSS ANDERSON is professor of security engineering at Cambridge University, and one of the founders of the field of information security economics. He chairs the Foundation for Information Policy Research, is a fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal…
Jonathan Losos: Urban Evolution [3.31.2017]
Mar 31, 2017 • 40 min
JONATHAN B. LOSOS is the Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America and Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, and Curator in Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology. He is the author of…
Chris Anderson: Closing The Loop [3.7.2017]
Mar 7, 2017 • 32 min
CHRIS ANDERSON is the CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones. He is the former editor-in-chief of Wired magazine. Chris Anderson's Edge Bio Page The conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/chris_anderson-closing-the-loop
Dan Sperber: The Function of Reason [2.22.17]
Feb 23, 2017 • 68 min
DAN SPERBER is a Paris-based social and cognitive scientist. He holds an emeritus research professorship at the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, and he is currently at Central European University, Budapest. He is the…
Stuart Russell: Defining Intelligence [2.7.17]
Feb 7, 2017 • 57 min
STUART RUSSELL is a professor of computer science at UC Berkeley and coauthor (with Peter Norvig) of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach. Stuart Russell's Edge Bio Page The conversation:…
David Chalmers: The Mind Bleeds Into the World [1.24.17]
Jan 24, 2017 • 37 min
DAVID CHALMERS is University Professor of Philosophy and Neural Science and Co-Director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness at New York University. He is also Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Australian National University. David…
Brian Christian: How Should a Society Be? [12.1.16]
Dec 1, 2016 • 40 min
BRIAN CHRISTIAN is the author of The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive, and coauthor (with Tom Griffiths) of Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions. Brian Christian's Edge Bio Page The…
Laurie R. Santos: Glitches [11.21.16]
Nov 21, 2016 • 35 min
LAURIE R. SANTOS is a professor of psychology at Yale University and the director of its Comparative Cognition Laboratory. Laurie Santos's Edge Bio Page The conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/laurie_r_santos-glitches
David Rand: The Cost of Cooperationg [11.9.16]
Nov 9, 2016 • 44 min
DAVID RAND is an associate professor of psychology, economics, and management at Yale University, and the director of Yale University’s Human Cooperation Laboratory. David Rand's Edge Bio Page The conversation:…
Judea Pearl: Engines of Evidence [10.24.16]
Oct 24, 2016 • 28 min
JUDEA PEARL, professor of computer science at UCLA, has been at the center of not one but two scientific revolutions. First, in the 1980s, he introduced a new tool to artificial intelligence called Bayesian networks. This probability-based model of…
Monica L. Smith: Infrastructure As Dialogue [9.20.16]
Sep 20, 2016 • 43 min
MONICA SMITH is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds the Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair in Indian Studies and serves as the director of the South Asian Archaeology Laboratory in the Cotsen Institute of…