#155 – Max Tegmark: AI and Physics
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OUTLINE:
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(00:00) – Introduction
(08:15) – AI and physics
(21:32) – Can AI discover new laws of physics?
(30:22) – AI safety
(47:59) – Extinction of human species
(58:57) – How to fix fake news and misinformation
(1:20:30) – Autonomous weapons
(1:35:54) – The man who prevented nuclear war
(1:46:02) – Elon Musk and AI
(1:59:39) – AI alignment
(2:05:42) – Consciousness
(2:14:45) – Richard Feynman
(2:18:56) – Machine learning and computational physics
(2:29:53) – AI and creativity
(2:41:08) – Aliens
(2:56:51) – Mortality

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