Kyle Vogt: Cruise Automation
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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 for 1 billion dollars. 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 on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or YouTube where you can watch the video versions of these conversations.
Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas
Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas
Sean Carroll | Wondery
130 | Frank Wilczek on the Present and Future of Fundamental Physics
What is the world made of? How does it behave? These questions, aimed at the most basic level of reality, are the subject of fundamental physics. What counts as fundamental is somewhat contestable, but it includes our best understanding of matter and energy, space and time, and dynamical laws, as well as complex emergent structures and the sweep of the cosmos. Few people are better positioned to talk about fundamental physics than Frank Wilczek, a Nobel Laureate who has made significant contributions to our understanding of the strong interactions, dark matter, black holes, and condensed matter, as well as proposing the existence of time crystals. We talk about what we currently know about fundamental physics, but also the directions in which it is heading, for better and for worse. Support Mindscape on Patreon. Frank Wilczek received his Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University. He is currently the Herman Feshbach professor of physics at the MIT; Founding Director of the T. D. Lee Institute and Chief Scientist at Wilczek Quantum Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Distinguished Professor at Arizona State University; and Professor at Stockholm University. Among his numerous awards are the MacArthur Fellowship, the Nobel Prize in Physics (2004, for asymptotic freedom), membership in the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of numerous books, most recently Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality. * Web site * MIT web page * Google Scholar publications * Nobel biography * Profile in Quanta magazine * Wikipedia * Twitter
1 hr 16 min
Bret Weinstein | DarkHorse Podcast
Bret Weinstein | DarkHorse Podcast
Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying
#63: Beg Your Pardon (Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying DarkHorse Livestream)
In this 63rd in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world through an evolutionary lens. In this episode, we begin by discussing impeachment, pardons, and the Federalist papers, taking lessons from America’s history. Then we discuss a new research paper that finds that asymptomatic COVID cases account for half of all infections—is the research well-done, the model founded, the conclusions warranted? We discuss the fact that Oceania (New Zealand and Australia) have implemented such successful COVID containment measures that they are delaying vaccinations for a bit. And we end with a tale of two bald eagles and their nest, speaking also to other birds and their nests—swallows, Steller’s jays, robins.  DarkHorse merchandise now available at: store.darkhorsepodcast.org Find more from us on Bret’s website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather’s website (http://heatherheying.com).  Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon.  Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret’s Paypal.  Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Here are some, updated frequently: @DarkHorse Podcast Clips  Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.  Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/Zy0gt66WUyo  Mentioned in this episode:  Johansson et al 2021. SARS-CoV-2 Transmission From People Without COVID-19 Symptoms: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2774707?utm_source=silverchair&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=article_alert-jamanetworkopen&utm_term=mostread&utm_content=olf-widget_01152021  Lee et al 2020. Clinical course and molecular viral shedding among asymptomatic and symptomatic patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection in a community treatment center in the Republic of Korea. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2769235  Chaw et al 2020. Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in different settings, Brunei. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/11/20-2263_article  Mc Evoy et al 2020. The relative infectiousness of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infected persons compared with symptomatic individuals: a rapid scoping review. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.30.20165084v1  Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security on how Oceania is preparing for vaccinations: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/COVID-19-Updates---January-15--2021.html?soid=1107826135286&aid=DdaibXsFn20  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein)
1 hr 33 min
The Art of Manliness
The Art of Manliness
The Art of Manliness
The Value of Learning New Skills in Adulthood
When you were a kid, you not only went to school, where you did academics, art, and PE, but you probably also took extracurricular lessons in music or sports, and likely even taught yourself things like how to do magic tricks. Now that you're an adult, can you think of the last new skill you learned? My guest today explains why there's a good chance that you'll struggle to answer that question, and how that's a tragedy you ought to do something about. His name is Tom Vanderbilt, and he's the author of several books, including his latest, Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning. Tom and I discuss why his daughter's desire to learn chess inspired him to spend a year learning the game himself, as well as to take on a project of learning other new skills. Tom explains the reasons adults give up learning, and why, while it is harder for adults to learn new things than it is for children, it's still worth becoming a novice all over again. We then explore how to harness the beginner's mind, using Tom's experiences in learning how to sing, surf, juggle, and draw as examples. We end our conversation with Tom's takeaways from his experiment, and how becoming a lifelong learner is really all about pushing through the mental barriers that hold us back from the many possibilities for growth that remain in adulthood. Get the show notes at aom.is/lifelonglearning. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
48 min
No Agenda
No Agenda
Adam Curry & John C. Dvorak
1314: "Gnarler"
Show Notes No Agenda Episode 1314 - "Gnarler" *"Gnarler"* Direct [link] to the mp3 file ShowNotes Archive of links and Assets (clips etc) 1314.noagendanotes.com *Sign Up* for the newsletter Archive of Shownotes (includes all audio and video assets used) archive.noagendanotes.com The No Agenda News Network- noagendanewsnetwork.com RSS Podcast Feed Experimental IPFS RSS Feed Get the No Agenda News App for your iPhone and iPad Get the NoAgendDroid app for your Android Phone Torrents of each episode via BitLove This page created with the FreedomController Credits *"Gnarler"* Executive Producers: EARL of the Pacific Trash Vortex Sir Kevin 'Keeper of Time' Kelly Stewart Robert Conti Quenton Wells Keith Gibson Frankie Gravato Associate Executive Producers: Mark Stewart Jim in WV Jared Sanders Bob Holmes Dame Bang-Bang Baroness of the California Central Coast GummyNerds, Viscount of the Troll Room Anonymous Jason Kretchman Dawn Violett Stephen Spencer Alexa Snelleman Eric Ross 1314 Club Members: Rhoag Become a member of the 1315 Club, support the show here Title Changes Rhoag -> EARL of the Pacific Trash Vortex Knights & Dames Trevor Green -> Sir Rippov the Maple, Black Knight Not Jake -> Sir NotJake of the Quiet Corner Kevin O'Dell -> Sir Kevin 'Keeper of Time' Donald Trump - Sir Donald Trump Art By: Korrect Da Rekard End of Show Mixes: Jesse Coy Nelson Engineering, Stream Management & Wizardry Mark van Dijk - Systems Master Ryan Bemrose - Program Director *NEW:* and soon on Netflix: Animated No Agenda *Sign Up* for the newsletter ShowNotes Archive of links and Assets (clips etc) 1314.noagendanotes.com New: Directory Archive of Shownotes (includes all audio and video assets used) archive.noagendanotes.com RSS Podcast Feed Get the No Agenda News App for your iPhone and iPad Get the NoAgendDroid app for your Android Phone No Agenda Lite in opus format NoAgendaTorrents.com has an RSS feed or show torrents This page created with the FreedomController 19667 Keywords
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Conversations with Tyler
Conversations with Tyler
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Noubar Afeyan on the Permission to Leap
“The world of innovation is very much one of toggling between survival and then thriving,” says Noubar Afeyan. Co-founder of Moderna and CEO of Flagship Pioneering, the biomedical innovator, philanthropist, and entrepreneur credits his successes to his “paranoid optimism” shaped by his experiences as an Armenian-American. Exceptional achievements like the rapid development of the COVID-19 vaccine, he believes, aren’t usually unpredictable but rather the result of systematic processes that include embracing unreasonable propositions and even unreasonable people. He joined Tyler to discuss which aspect of entrepreneurship is hardest to teach, his predictions on the future of gene editing and CRISPR technology, why the pharmaceutical field can’t be winner takes all, why “basic research” is a poor term, the secret to Boston’s culture of innovation, the potential of plant biotech, why Montreal is (still) a special place to him, how his classical pianist mother influenced his musical tastes, his discussion-based approach to ethical dilemmas, how thinking future-backward shapes his approach to business and philanthropy, the blessing and curse of Lebanese optimism, the importance of creating a culture where people can say things that are wrong, what we can all learn by being an American by choice, and more. Follow us on Twitter and IG: @cowenconvos Email: cowenconvos@mercatus.gmu.edu Follow Noubar on Twitter Follow Tyler on Twitter Facebook Newsletter
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