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Markus Gabriel - The Paradox of Self-Consciousness [11.11.19]
Nov 11 • 80 min
MARKUS GABRIEL, one of the founders of New Realism, holds the Chair for Epistemology, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy at the University of Bonn, where he is also Director of the International Center for Philosophy and the multidisciplinary Center for…
Seth Lloyd - Communal Intelligence [10.28.19]
Oct 28 • 42 min
SETH LLOYD is a theoretical physicist at MIT; Nam P. Suh Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering; external professor at the Santa Fe Institute; and author of Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos. The…
Patricia Churchland - The Nature of Moral Motivation
Oct 16 • 40 min
PATRICIA S. CHURCHLAND is professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego, and adjunct professor at the Salk Institute. Her research has centered on the interface between neuroscience and philosophy, with a current focus on the…
Robert Pollack - Rethinking Our Vision of Success [10.10.19]
Oct 10 • 32 min
ROBERT POLLACK is a professor of biological sciences, and also serves as director of the University Seminars at Columbia University. He is the author of The Course of Nature, a book of drawings by the artist Amy Pollack, accompanied by his short…
Philip Goff - A Post-Galilean Paradigm [9.24.19]
Sep 24 • 37 min
PHILIP GOFF is a philosopher and consciousness researcher at Durham University, UK, and author of Galileo's Error: Foundations for a New Science of Consciousness (forthcoming, 2019). The Conversation:…
Julian Barbour - The Universe Is Not in a Box [9.11.19]
Sep 11 • 32 min
JULIAN BARBOUR is a theoretical physicist specializing in the study of time and motion; emeritus visiting professor in physics at the University of Oxford; and author of The Janus Point (forthcoming, 2020) and The End of Time. The Conversation:…
W. Daniel Hillis - Emergences [9.4.19]
Sep 4 • 47 min
W. DANIEL HILLIS is an inventor, entrepreneur, and computer scientist, Judge Widney Professor of Engineering and Medicine at USC, and author of The Pattern on the Stone: The Simple Ideas That Make Computers Work. The Conversation:…
Peter Galison - Epistemic Virtues [8.21.19]
Aug 21 • 39 min
PETER GALISON is a science historian; Joseph Pellegrino University Professor and co-founder of the Black Hole Initiative at Harvard University; and author of_ Einstein's Clocks and Poincaré’s Maps: Empires of Time_. The Conversation:…
George Dyson - AI That Evolves in the Wild [8.14.19]
Aug 14 • 28 min
GEORGE DYSON is a historian of science and technology and author of Darwin Among the Machines and Turing’s Cathedral. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/george_dyson-ai-that-evolves-in-the-wild
David Chalmers - The Language of Mind [8.8.19]
Aug 8 • 40 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 best known for his work on consciousness, including his formulation of the "hard…
Neil Gershenfeld - Morphogenesis for the Design of Design [7.31.19]
Jul 31 • 47 min
NEIL GERSHENFELD is the director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms; founder of the global fab lab network; the author of FAB; and co-author (with Alan Gershenfeld & Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld) of Designing Reality. The Conversation:…
Frank Wilczek - Ecology of Intelligence [7.23.19]
Jul 23 • 36 min
FRANK WILCZEK is the Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at MIT, recipient of the 2004 Nobel Prize in physics, and author of A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature’s Deep Design. The Conversation:…
Tom Griffiths - Humans: Doing More With Less [7.16.19]
Jul 16 • 38 min
TOM GRIFFITHS is Henry R. Luce Professor of Information, Technology, Consciousness, and Culture at Princeton University. He is co-author (with Brian Christian) of Algorithms to Live By. The Conversation:…
Timothy Taylor - Polythetics and the Boeing 737 MAX [7.16.19]
Jul 16 • 36 min
TIMOTHY TAYLOR is a professor of the prehistory of humanity at the University of Vienna, and author of The Artificial Ape. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/timothy_taylor-polythetics-and-the-boeing-737-max
Alison Gopnik - A Separate Kind of Intelligence [7.10.19]
Jul 10 • 41 min
ALISON GOPNIK is a developmental psychologist at UC Berkeley. Her books include The Philosophical Baby and, most recently, The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and…
Robert Axelrod - Collaboration and the Evolution of Disciplines [7.1.19]
Jul 1 • 41 min
ROBERT AXELROD, Walgreen Professor for the Study of Human Understanding at the University of Michigan, is best known for his interdisciplinary work on the evolution of cooperation. He is author of The Evolution of Cooperation. The Conversation:…
Barbara Tversky - The Geometry of Thought [6.25.19]
Jun 25 • 26 min
BARBARA TVERSKY is Professor Emerita of Psychology, Stanford University, and Professor of Psychology and Education, Columbia Teachers College. She is the author of Mind in Motion: How Action Shapes Thought. The Conversation:…
Caroline A. Jones - Questioning the Cranial Paradigm [6.19.19]
Jun 19 • 25 min
CAROLINE A. JONES is a professor of art history in the Department of Architecture at MIT and author, most recently, of The Global Work of Art. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/caroline_a_jones-questioning-the-cranial-paradigm
Freeman Dyson - The Brain Is Full of Maps [6.11.19]
Jun 11 • 25 min
FREEMAN DYSON, emeritus professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, has worked on nuclear reactors, solid-state physics, ferromagnetism, astrophysics, and biology, looking for problems where elegant mathematics could be usefully…
Andy Clark - Perception As Controlled Hallucination [6.6.19]
Jun 6 • 38 min
ANDY CLARK is professor of Cognitive Philosophy at the University of Sussex and author of Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/andy_clark-perception-as-controlled-hallucination
Stephen Wolfram - Mining the Computational Universe [5.30.19]
May 30 • 30 min
STEPHEN WOLFRAM is a scientist, inventor, and the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. He is the creator of the symbolic computation program Mathematica and its programming language, Wolfram Language, as well as the knowledge engine Wolfram|Alpha. He is…
Rodney Brooks - The Cul-de-Sac of the Computational Metaphor [5.13.19]
May 13 • 43 min
RODNEY BROOKS is Panasonic Professor of Robotics, emeritus, MIT; former director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL); founder, chairman, and CTO of Rethink Robotics; and…
Alexander Rose - How to Create an Institution that lasts 10,000 Years [4.24.19]
Apr 24 • 36 min
ALEXANDER ROSE is the executive director of The Long Now Foundation, manager of the 10,000 Year Clock Project, and curator of the speaking series' at The Interval and The Battery SF. The Conversation:…
Ian McEwan - Machines Like Me [4.16.19]
Apr 16 • 38 min
IAN MCEWAN is a novelist whose works have earned him worldwide critical acclaim. He is the recipient of the Man Booker Prize for Amsterdam (1998), the National Book Critics' Circle Fiction Award, and the Los Angeles Times Prize for Fiction for Atonement…
David Chalmers, Daniel C. Dennett - Is Superintelligence Impossible? [4.10.19]
Apr 10 • 63 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 best known for his work on consciousness, including his formulation of the “hard…
Michele 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
Sabine Hossenfelder - Looking in the Wrong Places [4.30.18]
Apr 30, 2018 • 24 min
SABINE HOSSENFELDER is a research fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, an independent, multidisciplinary think tank dedicated to theoretical physics and adjacent fields, and author of Lost in Math. She is also a singer-songwriter whose…
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…
Seth Lloyd - Quantum Hanky-Panky
Aug 22, 2016 • 48 min
SETH LLOYD, Professor, Quantum Mechanical Engineering, MIT; Principal Investigator, Research Laboratory of Electronics; Author, Programming the Universe. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/seth_lloyd-quantum-hanky-panky
Robert Plomin - Why We’re Different [6.29.16]
Jun 29, 2016 • 45 min
ROBERT PLOMIN is a professor of behavioral genetics at King's College London and deputy director of the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. He is the author of Blueprint: How DNA…
Molly Crockett & Daniel Kahneman - Deontology Or Trustworthiness? [6.16.16]
Jun 16, 2016 • 42 min
MOLLY CROCKETT is an associate professor of experimental psychology, fellow of Jesus College, and distinguished research fellow at the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, University of Oxford. DANIEL KAHNEMAN is the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics…
June Gruber - Misunderstanding Positive Emotion [5.25.16]
May 25, 2016 • 35 min
JUNE GRUBER is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and director of the Positive Emotion and Psychopathology Laboratory. The Conversation:…
Paul Dolan - The Social Construction of Stories
May 13, 2016 • 37 min
PAUL DOLAN is a professor of behavioral science at the London School of Economics and Political Science and author of Happiness by Design. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/paul_dolan-the-social-construction-of-stories
Gary Marcus - Is Big Data Taking Us Closer to the Deeper Questions in Artificial Intelligence? [5.4.16]
May 4, 2016 • 39 min
GARY MARCUS is CEO and founder, Geometric Intelligence; professor of psychology, New York University; author, Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning. The Conversation:…
Frank Wilczek - Power Over Nature [4.20.16]
Apr 20, 2016 • 49 min
FRANK WILCZEK, currently the Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at MIT, has received many prizes for his work in physics, including the Nobel Prize (2004) for work he did as a graduate student at Princeton University. The Conversation:…
Joshua Knobe and Daniel Kahneman - A Characteristic Difference [4.26.16]
Apr 16, 2016 • 46 min
JOSHUA KNOBE is an experimental philosopher and professor of philosophy and cognitive science at Yale University. DANIEL KAHNEMAN is the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics (2002), and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2013). He is the Eugene…
George Church - The Augmented Human Being [3.30.16]
Mar 30, 2016 • 49 min
GEORGE CHURCH is a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and director of the Personal Genome Project. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/george_church-the-augmented-human-being
Janna Levin - Sounds of the Skies [3.23.16]
Mar 23, 2016 • 41 min
JANNA LEVIN is a professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. She is the author of How the Universe Got Its Spots; A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines; and most recently, Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space.…
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein - The Mattering Instinct [3.16.16]
Mar 16, 2016 • 47 min
REBECCA NEWBERGER GOLDSTEIN, awarded the 2014 National Humanities Medal by President Obama, is a philosopher, novelist, and professor of English and Philosophy at NYU. The Conversation:…
Howard Gardner - Liberal Arts and Sciences in the 21st Century [3.9.16]
Mar 3, 2016 • 41 min
HOWARD GARDNER is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Gardner also directs the Good Project.
Stephen Wolfram - AI & The Future Of Civilization [3.1.16]
Mar 1, 2016 • 92 min
STEPHEN WOLFRAM, distinguished scientist, inventor, author, and business leader, is Founder & CEO, Wolfram Research; Creator, Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha & the Wolfram Language; Author, A New Kind of Science. The Conversation:…
Ed Boyden - How the Brain is Computing the Mind [2.12.16]
Feb 12, 2016 • 46 min
ED BOYDEN is a professor of biological engineering and brain and cognitive sciences at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT McGovern Institute. He leads the Synthetic Neurobiology Group. The Conversation:…
David Reich - The Genomic Ancient DNA Revolution
Feb 1, 2016 • 45 min
DAVID REICH is a geneticist and professor in the Department of Genetics at the Harvard Medical School. He is the author of Who We Are and How We Got Here. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/david_reich-the-genomic-ancient-dna-revolution
Richard Nisbett - The Crusade Against Multiple Regression Analysis [1.21.16]
Jan 21, 2016 • 37 min
RICHARD NISBETT is a professor of psychology and co-director of the Culture and Cognition Program at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking; and The Geography of Thought. The Conversation:…
Gloria Origgi - What Is Reputation? [11.5.15]
Nov 5, 2015 • 51 min
GLORIA ORIGGI is a researcher at the Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris and a journalist. She is a best-selling novelist in the Italian language, a respected philosopher in French, a cognitive scientist in English, and the person you…
Jamil Zaki - Choosing Empathy [10.20.15]
Oct 20, 2015 • 32 min
JAMIL ZAKI is an assistant professor of psychology at Stanford University and the director of the Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/jamil_zaki-choosing-empathy
Philip Tetlock - EDGE Master Class 2015: A Short Course in Superforecasting, Class V Part II [9.22.15]
Sep 22, 2015 • 29 min
PHILIP E. TETLOCK, Political and Social Scientist, is the Annenberg University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, with appointments in Wharton, psychology and political science. He is co-leader of the Good Judgment Project, a multi-year…
Philip Tetlock - EDGE Master Class 2015: A Short Course in Superforecasting, Class V Part I [9.22.15]
Sep 22, 2015 • 24 min
PHILIP E. TETLOCK, Political and Social Scientist, is the Annenberg University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, with appointments in Wharton, psychology and political science. He is co-leader of the Good Judgment Project, a multi-year…
Philip Tetlock - EDGE Master Class 2015: A Short Course in Superforecasting, Class IV Part II [9.15.15]
Sep 15, 2015 • 34 min
PHILIP E. TETLOCK, Political and Social Scientist, is the Annenberg University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, with appointments in Wharton, psychology and political science. He is co-leader of the Good Judgment Project, a multi-year…
Philip Tetlock - EDGE Master Class 2015: A Short Course in Superforecasting, Class III Part I [9.1.15]
Sep 1, 2015 • 31 min
PHILIP E. TETLOCK, Political and Social Scientist, is the Annenberg University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, with appointments in Wharton, psychology and political science. He is co-leader of the Good Judgment Project, a multi-year…
Philip Tetlock - EDGE Master Class 2015: A Short Course in Superforecasting, Class III Part II [9.1.15]
Sep 1, 2015 • 46 min
PHILIP E. TETLOCK, Political and Social Scientist, is the Annenberg University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, with appointments in Wharton, psychology and political science. He is co-leader of the Good Judgment Project, a multi-year…
Philip Tetlock - EDGE Master Class 2015: A Short Course in Superforecasting, Class II Part II [8.24.15]
Aug 24, 2015 • 47 min
PHILIP E. TETLOCK, Political and Social Scientist, is the Annenberg University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, with appointments in Wharton, psychology and political science. He is co-leader of the Good Judgment Project, a multi-year…
Philip Tetlock - EDGE Master Class 2015: A Short Course in Superforecasting, Class II Part I [8.24.15]
Aug 24, 2015 • 50 min
PHILIP E. TETLOCK, Political and Social Scientist, is the Annenberg University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, with appointments in Wharton, psychology and political science. He is co-leader of the Good Judgment Project, a multi-year…
Philip Tetlock - EDGE Master Class 2015: A Short Course in Superforecasting, Class I Part II [8.17.15]
Aug 17, 2015 • 45 min
PHILIP E. TETLOCK, Political and Social Scientist, is the Annenberg University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, with appointments in Wharton, psychology and political science. He is co-leader of the Good Judgment Project, a multi-year…
Philip Tetlock - EDGE Master Class 2015: A Short Course in Superforecasting, Class I Part I [8.17.15]
Aug 17, 2015 • 39 min
PHILIP E. TETLOCK, Political and Social Scientist, is the Annenberg University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, with appointments in Wharton, psychology and political science. He is co-leader of the Good Judgment Project, a multi-year…
John Markoff - The Next Wave [7.16.15]
Jul 16, 2015 • 38 min
JOHN MARKOFF is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who covers science and technology for The New York Times. His most recent book is the forthcoming Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots. The Conversation:…
Sean Carroll - Layers of Reality [5.28.15]
May 28, 2015 • 32 min
SEAN CARROLL is a research professor at Caltech and the author of The Particle at the End of the Universe, which won the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize, and_ From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time_. He has recently been awarded…
David Christian - We Need a Modern Origin Story: A Big History [5.21.15]
May 21, 2015 • 44 min
DAVID CHRISTIAN is Professor of History, Macquarie University, Sydney; Author, Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/david_christian-we-need-a-modern-origin-story-a-big-history
Peter Coveney - Popper Versus Bacon [5.7.15]
May 7, 2015 • 35 min
PETER COVENEY holds a chair in Physical Chemistry, and is director of the Centre for Computational Science at University College London and co-author, with Roger Highfield, of The Arrow of Time _and _Frontiers of Complexity. The Conversation:…
Richard Dawkins - This Is My Vision of “Life” [4.30.15]
Apr 30, 2015 • 36 min
RICHARD DAWKINS is an evolutionary biologist; Emeritus Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science, Oxford; Author, The Selfish Gene; The Extended Phenotype; Climbing Mount Improbable; The God Delusion; An Appetite For Wonder; and…
Neil Gershenfeld - Digital Reality [1.23.15]
Jan 23, 2015 • 57 min
NEIL GERSHENFELD is a Physicist and the Director of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms. He is the author of FAB. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/neil_gershenfeld-digital-reality
Napoleon Chagnon - Blood Is Their Argument Part II [6.6.13]
Jun 6, 2013 • 33 min
NAPOLEON CHAGNON is a renowned anthropologist who is most widely recognized for his study of the Yanomamö tribes in the Amazon. He is a professor of anthropology at the University of Missouri; Author, Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes—the…
Napoleon Chagnon - Blood Is Their Argument Part II Discussion [6.6.13]
Jun 6, 2013 • 20 min
NAPOLEON CHAGNON is a renowned anthropologist who is most widely recognized for his study of the Yanomamö tribes in the Amazon. He is a professor of anthropology at the University of Missouri; Author, Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes—the…
Napoleon Chagnon - Blood Is Their Argument Part I Discussion [6.6.13]
Jun 6, 2013 • 29 min
NAPOLEON CHAGNON is a renowned anthropologist who is most widely recognized for his study of the Yanomamö tribes in the Amazon. He is a professor of anthropology at the University of Missouri; Author, Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes—the…
Napoleon Chagnon - Blood Is Their Argument Part I [6.6.13]
Jun 6, 2013 • 58 min
NAPOLEON CHAGNON is a renowned anthropologist who is most widely recognized for his study of the Yanomamö tribes in the Amazon. He is a professor of anthropology at the University of Missouri; Author, Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes—the…