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To arrive at the edge of the world's knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves.

To arrive at the edge of the world's knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves.
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To arrive at the edge of the world's knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves.

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Episodes

Julian Barbour - The Universe Is Not in a Box [9.11.19]

9/11/2019
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JULIAN BARBOUR (https://www.edge.org/memberbio/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: https://www.edge.org/conversation/julian_barbour-the-universe-is-not-in-a-box

Duration:00:32:31

W. Daniel Hillis - Emergences [9.4.19]

9/4/2019
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W. DANIEL HILLIS (https://www.edge.org/memberbio/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: https://www.edge.org/conversation/wdanielhillis-emergences

Duration:00:48:04

Peter Galison - Epistemic Virtues [8.21.19]

8/21/2019
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PETER GALISON (https://www.edge.org/memberbio/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: https://www.edge.org/conversation/petergalison-epistemic-virtues

Duration:00:39:37

George Dyson - AI That Evolves in the Wild [8.14.19]

8/14/2019
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GEORGE DYSON (https://www.edge.org/memberbio/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

Duration:00:28:02

David Chalmers - The Language of Mind [8.8.19]

8/8/2019
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DAVID CHALMERS (https://www.edge.org/memberbio/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 problem" of consciousness. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/david_chalmers-the-language-of-mind

Duration:00:40:41

Neil Gershenfeld - Morphogenesis for the Design of Design [7.31.19]

7/31/2019
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NEIL GERSHENFELD (https://www.edge.org/memberbio/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: https://www.edge.org/conversation/neil_gershenfeld-morphogenesis-for-the-design-of-design

Duration:00:48:14

Frank Wilczek - Ecology of Intelligence [7.23.19]

7/23/2019
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FRANK WILCZEK (https://www.edge.org/memberbio/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: https://www.edge.org/conversation/frank_wilczek-ecology-of-intelligence

Duration:00:36:12

Tom Griffiths - Humans: Doing More With Less [7.16.19]

7/16/2019
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TOM GRIFFITHS (https://www.edge.org/memberbio/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: https://www.edge.org/conversation/tom_griffiths-humans-doing-more-with-less

Duration:00:38:21

Timothy Taylor - Polythetics and the Boeing 737 MAX [7.16.19]

7/16/2019
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TIMOTHY TAYLOR (https://www.edge.org/memberbio/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

Duration:00:36:14

Alison Gopnik - A Separate Kind of Intelligence [7.10.19]

7/10/2019
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ALISON GOPNIK (https://www.edge.org/memberbio/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 Children. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/alison_gopnik-a-separate-kind-of-intelligence

Duration:00:41:54

Robert Axelrod - Collaboration and the Evolution of Disciplines [7.1.19]

7/1/2019
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ROBERT AXELROD (https://www.edge.org/memberbio/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: https://www.edge.org/conversation/robert_axelrod-collaboration-and-the-evolution-of-disciplines

Duration:00:42:08

Barbara Tversky - The Geometry of Thought [6.25.19]

6/25/2019
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BARBARA TVERSKY (https://www.edge.org/memberbio/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: https://www.edge.org/conversation/barbara_tversky-the-geometry-of-thought

Duration:00:26:51

Caroline A. Jones - Questioning the Cranial Paradigm [6.19.19]

6/19/2019
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CAROLINE A. JONES (https://www.edge.org/memberbio/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/carolineajones-questioning-the-cranial-paradigm

Duration:00:25:55

Freeman Dyson - The Brain Is Full of Maps [6.11.19]

6/11/2019
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FREEMAN DYSON (https://www.edge.org/memberbio/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 applied. His books include Disturbing the Universe, Weapons and Hope, Infinite in All Directions, and Maker of Patterns. The Conversation:...

Duration:00:25:52

Andy Clark - Perception As Controlled Hallucination [6.6.19]

6/6/2019
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ANDY CLARK (https://www.edge.org/memberbio/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

Duration:00:39:02

Stephen Wolfram - Mining the Computational Universe [5.30.19]

5/30/2019
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STEPHEN WOLFRAM (https://www.edge.org/memberbio/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 also the author of A New Kind of Science. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/stephen_wolfram-mining-the-computational-universe

Duration:00:30:18

Rodney Brooks - The Cul-de-Sac of the Computational Metaphor [5.13.19]

5/13/2019
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RODNEY BROOKS (https://www.edge.org/memberbio/rodney_a_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 author of Flesh and Machines. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/rodneyabrooks-the-cul-de-sac-of-the-computational-metaphor

Duration:00:44:02

Alexander Rose - How to Create an Institution that lasts 10,000 Years [4.24.19]

4/24/2019
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ALEXANDER ROSE (https://www.edge.org/memberbio/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: https://www.edge.org/conversation/alexander_rose-how-to-create-an-institution-that-lasts

Duration:00:36:42

Ian McEwan - Machines Like Me [4.16.19]

4/16/2019
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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 (2003). His most recent novel is Machines Like Me (http://www.amazon.com/Machines-Like-Me-Ian-McEwan/dp/0385545118?SubscriptionId=AKIAJ6DR67ZTZ3XJCIHQ&tag=edgeorg-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=0385545118). Ian...

Duration:00:38:49

David Chalmers, Daniel C. Dennett - Is Superintelligence Impossible? [4.10.19]

4/10/2019
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*David Chalmers * (https://www.edge.org/memberbio/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 problem” of consciousness; Daniel C. Dennett (https://www.edge.org/memberbio/daniel_c_dennett) is University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy and director of the Center for...

Duration:01:03:40