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What If Intelligence Re-Emerges?

  • The Odds of Life and Intelligence


    If we re-ran Earth's clock, would life arise again? Would another civilization eventually evolve? Astrobiology is faced with trying to contextualize our place in the Universe using just a single data point. But even a single data point contains information. The key to unlocking it is a careful understanding of the selection biases at play and intricacies of Bayesian statistics. Today, we're thrilled to present to you our explainer video of a new research paper led by Prof David Kipping that provides a direct quantification of the odds of life and intelligence on Earth-like worlds, based on our own chronology. Presented & Written by Prof. David Kipping.

    This video is based on research conducted at the Cool Worlds Lab at Columbia University, New York. You can now support our research program directly here:

    Previous episodes to catch up on:
    ► Watching the End of the World:
    ► Why We Could Be Alone:

    ► Kipping, D. 2020, An Objective Bayesian Analysis of Life’s Early Start and Our Late Arrival, PNAS:
    ► Spiegel, D. & Turner, E., 2011, Bayesian analysis of the astrobiological implications of life's early emergence on Earth, PNAS 109, 395
    ► Carter, B. 2007, Five or six step scenario for evolution?, Int. J. Astrobiology 7, 177 :
    ► O'Malley-James, J. et al. 2013, Swansong biospheres: refuges for life and novel microbial biospheres on terrestrial planets near the end of their habitable lifetimes Int. J. Astrobiology 12, 99:
    ► Bell, E. et al., 2015, Potentially biogenic carbon preserved in a 4.1 billion-year-old zircon, PNAS 112, 14518:
    ► Smith, H. & Szathmáry, E. 1995, The Major Transitions in Evolution, Oxford, England: Oxford University Press
    ► Schopf, W. et al., 2018, SIMS analyses of the oldest known assemblage of microfossils document their taxon-correlated carbon isotope compositions, PNAS 115, 53:

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  • Are We The Only Intelligent Life in the Universe?? | Joe Rogan & Brian Cox


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  • Are Intelligent People More Lonely?


    It sounds like a hugely arrogant and self-serving suggestion to imply that cleverness might lead you to loneliness. But if you define cleverness in a selective (and modest) way, there may truly be an aspect whereby it can lead to a certain isolation.
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    “It sounds like a very mean and undemocratic thought, trading off the peculiar glamour that isolation has in a Romantic culture – in order to gain an oblique sense of superiority and perhaps pass off an absence of social skills as a virtue.

    It is important, therefore, to be clear what is meant here by intelligence. It has nothing to do with degrees or any of the criteria by which we ordinarily measure cleverness. What is meant is emotional intelligence, which exists (or not) in every strata and nook of society…”

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  • Rethinking Thinking: How Intelligent Are Other Animals?


    Intelligence was once thought to be uniquely human. But researchers have discovered astonishing cognitive abilities in many other species—not just our close cousins like chimps, or fellow mammals like dolphins—but also crows, parrots, and even octopuses. If we consider the intelligence of swarms, we must add bees, termites, and ants to the list of super smart creatures. Join the scientists who study smarts as we ask: What is intelligence? Why do some species get an extra dose? And just how special are humans, really?

    This program is part of the BIG IDEAS SERIES, made possible with support from the JOHN TEMPLETON FOUNDATION.

    PARTICIPANTS: Simon Garnier, Suzana Herculano-Houzel, Frank Grasso, Denise Herzing

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  • The Origin of Consciousness – How Unaware Things Became Aware


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    Consciousness is perhaps the biggest riddle in nature. In the first part of this three part video series, we explore the origins of consciousness and take a closer look on how unaware things became aware.

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  • Jay McClelland: Neural Networks and the Emergence of Cognition | Lex Fridman Podcast #222


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    0:00 - Introduction
    0:43 - Beauty in neural networks
    5:02 - Darwin and evolution
    10:47 - The origin of intelligence
    17:29 - Explorations in cognition
    23:33 - Learning representations by back-propagating errors
    29:58 - Dave Rumelhart and cognitive modeling
    43:01 - Connectionism
    1:05:54 - Geoffrey Hinton
    1:07:49 - Learning in a neural network
    1:24:42 - Mathematics & reality
    1:31:50 - Modeling intelligence
    1:42:28 - Noam Chomsky and linguistic cognition
    1:56:49 - Advice for young people
    2:07:56 - Psychiatry and exploring the mind
    2:20:35 - Legacy
    2:26:24 - Meaning of life

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  • Is Alien ‘Life’ Weirder Than We Imagine: Who Is Out There?


    If we want to discover alien life out there in the universe, we first need to figure out where to look—and what we're even looking for. Will it be biological like us? Could it be artificial, or take some other form we haven't yet considered? And how do we find something so fundamentally different from ourselves? In this program, scientists devise plans for searching for beings beyond Earth while they grapple with the very definition of life.

    PARTICIPANTS: Lisa Kaltenegger, Caleb Scharf, Susan Schneider, Sara Walker

    MODERATOR: Nicole Stott


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    - Film about the imaginative search for alien life 00:05
    - Introduction to the program by astronaut Nicole Stott 04:45
    - Introduction of participants 05:50
    - What is the definition of life? 07:09
    - How will we find signs of life elsewhere in the universe? 16:21
    - What are the parameters for looking for life on other planets? 19:36
    - What should the probes on Mars be looking for to find life? 24:58
    - The Fermi Paradox, where is everybody? 30:56
    - Have aliens avoided humans because we're too boring? 34:41
    - Can we use information theory to look for life in the universe? 39:13
    - Why is looking for alien life important to humankind? 44:13
    - Will life in the future be AI, should we be looking for other AI in space? 46:02
    - The Great Filter 48:52
    - Is artificial intelligence alive? 50:28
    - Is evolution the strongest force in the universe, how will it shape the future? 52:13
    - What lessons could humankind learn from the successes and failures of other alien species in the universe? 56:58
    - Why should we care about finding life elsewhere in the universe? 57:58


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    - Associate Produced by Laura Dattaro
    - Opening film written / produced by John Plummer, animation by Derek Breur
    - Music provided by APM
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    This program was recorded live at the 2018 World Science Festival and has been edited and condensed for YouTube.

  • The Challenge of Visualizing the Artificial Intelligence | Mauro Martino | TEDxRiga


    In his work with IBM Watson system, Mauro is exploring the brand new landscape made accessible by enormous amount of data and tools that are capable of analyzing it. This terra incognita is full with unexpected discoveries and new kind of challenges, especially how to establish effective interface between the human users and the machine.

    Mauro leads IBM’s Cognitive Visualization Lab. He is a distinguished Italian artist, designer, inventor, and educator who investigates the impact of artificial intelligence on design. His projects have been shown at international festivals including Ars Electronica, TEDxCambridge Thrive, and Art Galleries including The Serpentine Gallery (London), GAFTA (San Francisco). His work has been featured on the cover of Nature and PNAS, as well as Nature Communication, Nature Physics, Popular Science, The Economist, The Financial Times, WIRED Magazine, The Guardian, BBC News, MIT News, and Harvard News.
    He is Research associate at Harvard University. Explore more about Mr. Martino at his website

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  • Physicists & Philosophers reply to the Kalam Cosmological Argument featuring Penrose, Hawking, Guth


    We have assembled some of the world’s leading physicists and philosophers to reply to the Kalam Cosmological Argument for God (as presented in popular debates by the Christian Philosopher William Lane Craig). The argument says that everything that begins to exist has a cause, the universe began to exist, therefore the universe has a cause, which must be God. We show the flaws in this argument, featuring interviews we conducted with physicists Roger Penrose, Stephen Hawking, Alan Guth, Carlo Rovelli, Alex Vilenkin, Niayesh Afshordi and many others as well as philosophers such as AW Moore (co-editor of the world's leading philosophy journal Mind), Oxford logician Daniel Isaacson, Cambridge philosopher Arif Ahmed, philosopher of science specialising in foundations of quantum mechanics Alastair Wilson, and Alex Malpass and Daniel Linford who have both published multiple articles on the Kalam in leading journals. Most of the footage was shot especially for this film and all of those participants reviewed it carefully before release. All of the other living participants, where we reused interview footage from previous films, were sent a draft of this one in advance and asked if they objected to appearing or wanted changes. None objected and all changes are in the final film you see. Most participants gave extremely positive feedback and we hope you will too.


    0:00 Introduction

    1:38 Actual versus Potential Infinity

    2:40 Cantor's Infinity

    3:06 The Infinite Property

    5:42 Hilbert’s Hotel

    11:16 Contradiction & not a Contradiction

    13:38 Jupiter and Saturn

    14:52 Physicists on Infinity

    16:38 Counting to Infinity

    18:36 The Infinite Future

    22:35 Spacetime Singularity

    24:50 Carlo Rovelli on Neo Lorentzian Relativity and Cosmic Time

    28:29 Hawking, Penrose, Vilenkin, Efstathiou on The Big Bang & Quantum Gravity

    29:37 Strings, Loops and the Big Bounce

    31:16 Guth and Vilenkin on the BGV

    34:00 Is a Collapsing Universe Unstable?

    35:31 Wall Theorem, Ashtekar and Afshordi

    36:36 Anthony Aguirre on Past Eternal Universe

    37:47 Singularities, Magueijo and Vidotto

    38:24 Second Law, Guth and Ashtekar

    40:43 A Universe From Nothing? Vilenkin

    42:53 Causality

    44:17 Interpretations of QM

    48:05 Tigers in Our Living Room, Vilenkin

    49:44 Causality and Philosophy

    51:25 Simultaneous Causation

    54:46 Can The Universe Create Itself?

    56:51 Ghazali's Argument

    57:53 Closing Arguments

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  • My Neurons, My Self


    With ever more refined techniques for measuring complex brain activity, scientists are challenging the understanding of thought, memory and emotion–what we have traditionally called “the self.” How do electrical and chemical currents translate to self-awareness? And why does the brain produce consciousness at all? Join a discussion among eminent neuroscientists, philosophers and psychologists who are redefining what it means to be human.

    This program is part of the Big Ideas Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.

    Original Program Date: June 5, 2016
    MODERATOR: Bill Blakemore
    PARTICIPANTS: Martha Farah, Joy Hirsch, Jesse Prinz, Daphna Shohamy

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    Bill Blakemore's Introduction 00:00

    Where Do You Locate Your Sense Of Self 4:30

    Participant Introductions 8:20

    Is there a Neurobiology of collective consciousness? 12:22

    What happens when two brains are in a dialog with each other 17:00

    How do brains differ from texting vs. face to face 21:38

    What is TBJ? 25:40

    What is the difference between awareness and attention? 26:09

    How does memory define self 32:48

    We make decisions NOT base on our experiences but based on our memories 41:15

    When memories go does self go as well? 47:29

    How human taste dictates our social groups 56:23

    How actively we interrogate and seek information from others 1:02:26

    What is Neuroskepticism? 1:09:35

    Can we make determinations that consciousness is connected to the physical? 1:14:35

    If we made a human clone would it have the same mind? 1:23:40

    What does neuroscience have to say about freewill? 1:26:50

    What parts of the brain are active while experiencing morality? 1:31:18

    What is the connection between PTSD and the experience of memory? Can your brain be rewired? 1:34:14

  • Scott Aaronson: Computational Complexity and Consciousness | Lex Fridman Podcast #130


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    0:00 - Introduction
    3:31 - Simulation
    8:22 - Theories of everything
    14:02 - Consciousness
    36:16 - Roger Penrose on consciousness
    46:28 - Turing test
    50:16 - GPT-3
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  • Marcus Hutter: Universal Artificial Intelligence, AIXI, and AGI | Lex Fridman Podcast #75


    Marcus Hutter is a senior research scientist at DeepMind and professor at Australian National University. Throughout his career of research, including with Jürgen Schmidhuber and Shane Legg, he has proposed a lot of interesting ideas in and around the field of artificial general intelligence, including the development of the AIXI model which is a mathematical approach to AGI that incorporates ideas of Kolmogorov complexity, Solomonoff induction, and reinforcement learning.

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    0:00 - Introduction
    3:32 - Universe as a computer
    5:48 - Occam's razor
    9:26 - Solomonoff induction
    15:05 - Kolmogorov complexity
    20:06 - Cellular automata
    26:03 - What is intelligence?
    35:26 - AIXI - Universal Artificial Intelligence
    1:05:24 - Where do rewards come from?
    1:12:14 - Reward function for human existence
    1:13:32 - Bounded rationality
    1:16:07 - Approximation in AIXI
    1:18:01 - Godel machines
    1:21:51 - Consciousness
    1:27:15 - AGI community
    1:32:36 - Book recommendations
    1:36:07 - Two moments to relive (past and future)

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  • Superintelligence | Nick Bostrom | Talks at Google


    Superintelligence asks the questions: What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life.

    The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. If machine brains surpassed human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become extremely powerful - possibly beyond our control. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on humans than on the species itself, so would the fate of humankind depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence.

    But we have one advantage: we get to make the first move. Will it be possible to construct a seed Artificial Intelligence, to engineer initial conditions so as to make an intelligence explosion survivable? How could one achieve a controlled detonation?

    This profoundly ambitious and original book breaks down a vast track of difficult intellectual terrain. After an utterly engrossing journey that takes us to the frontiers of thinking about the human condition and the future of intelligent life, we find in Nick Bostrom's work nothing less than a reconceptualization of the essential task of our time.

    This talk was hosted by Boris Debic.

  • Nick Bostrom: Simulation and Superintelligence | Lex Fridman Podcast #83


    Nick Bostrom is a philosopher at University of Oxford and the director of the Future of Humanity Institute. He has worked on fascinating and important ideas in existential risks, simulation hypothesis, human enhancement ethics, and the risks of superintelligent AI systems, including in his book Superintelligence. I can see talking to Nick multiple times on this podcast, many hours each time, but we have to start somewhere.

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    0:00 - Introduction
    2:48 - Simulation hypothesis and simulation argument
    12:17 - Technologically mature civilizations
    15:30 - Case 1: if something kills all possible civilizations
    19:08 - Case 2: if we lose interest in creating simulations
    22:03 - Consciousness
    26:27 - Immersive worlds
    28:50 - Experience machine
    41:10 - Intelligence and consciousness
    48:58 - Weighing probabilities of the simulation argument
    1:01:43 - Elaborating on Joe Rogan conversation
    1:05:53 - Doomsday argument and anthropic reasoning
    1:23:02 - Elon Musk
    1:25:26 - What's outside the simulation?
    1:29:52 - Superintelligence
    1:47:27 - AGI utopia
    1:52:41 - Meaning of life

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  • Stuart Russell: Long-Term Future of Artificial Intelligence | Lex Fridman Podcast #9


  • David Silver: AlphaGo, AlphaZero, and Deep Reinforcement Learning | Lex Fridman Podcast #86


    David Silver leads the reinforcement learning research group at DeepMind and was lead researcher on AlphaGo, AlphaZero and co-lead on AlphaStar, and MuZero and lot of important work in reinforcement learning.

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    0:00 - Introduction
    4:09 - First program
    11:11 - AlphaGo
    21:42 - Rule of the game of Go
    25:37 - Reinforcement learning: personal journey
    30:15 - What is reinforcement learning?
    43:51 - AlphaGo (continued)
    53:40 - Supervised learning and self play in AlphaGo
    1:06:12 - Lee Sedol retirement from Go play
    1:08:57 - Garry Kasparov
    1:14:10 - Alpha Zero and self play
    1:31:29 - Creativity in AlphaZero
    1:35:21 - AlphaZero applications
    1:37:59 - Reward functions
    1:40:51 - Meaning of life

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  • Leonard Susskind: Quantum Mechanics, String Theory and Black Holes | Lex Fridman Podcast #41


  • Why We Might Be Alone in the Universe


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    Why does it appear, that humanity is the lone intelligence in the universe? The answer might be that planet Earth is more unique than we've previously assumed. The rare earth hypothesis posits exactly this - that a range of factors made Earth exceptionally unusual and uniquely able to produce intelligent life.

    In upcoming episodes we’ll be exploring the anthropic principle and its two main versions - the strong and the weak anthropic principles. The strong anthropic principle tells us that the observed universe must be able to produce observers - including the contentious idea that this predicts the existence of universes beyond our own. But in today's episode we’re going to focus on the weak anthropic principle. It says that we must find ourselves in a part of the universe capable of supporting us. For example, in a planetary biosphere rather than floating in the void between the galaxies. This may seems tautological, but accounting for this observer selection bias is important to understanding why the universe looks the way it does from our perspective. And the weak anthropic principle is much more useful than that. When combined with the apparent absence of alien civilizations, it may tell us why intelligent life is incredibly rare in our universe.

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  • NDEs and the Emerging Science of Consciousness


    Presenter: Eben Alexander III, MD

    Dr. Eben Alexander, as a neurosurgeon of some distinction, was diagnosed with a severe and rare case of E. coli meningitis and sank into a deep coma for a week, not expected to survive, brain intact. While in the coma, Dr. Alexander experienced a spectacular odyssey to realms beyond our known physical universe – an ultra-real journey that ran counter to all conventional neuro-scientific views about the brain, mind and consciousness. He will talk about some of the insights from his NDE and the latest understanding about the neuroscience of consciousness and the mindful universe. His challenge to comprehend better the lessons from his NDE relates to a revolutionary shift now underway within our modern scientific understanding transcending the limitations of the human brain and the physical-material realm.

  • TEDxSantaCruz: Howard Martin - Engaging The Intelligence of the Heart


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    Howard Martin is one of the original leaders who helped Doc Childre found HeartMath. In 1999 he co-authored The HeartMath Solution published by HarperSanFrancisco and he has been with HeartMath's world-wide training and consulting team since its inception in 1991. In 2000 he authored The HeartMath Method, an audio learning program published by Nightingale Conant. He is also the producer of two award-winning musical recordings including Doc Childre's Heart Zones which spent 50 consecutive weeks on Billboard Magazine's music charts.

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  • Why and How Consciousness Arises


    At our Feb. 5 Grand Rounds, Mark Solms, PhD, of the University of Cape Town, presented on how the metaphysical experience of consciousness relates to the physical brain—and why psychiatrists should care.

  • Jesus Christ, Thats Jason Bourne | The Bourne Ultimatum | Screen Bites


    Bourne (Matt Damon) navigates a clueless reporter (Paddy Considine) through London's busiest terminal, Waterloo train station, with the CIA hot on his tail.

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  • Youre Being Watched: Edward Snowden Emerges as Source Behind Explosive Revelations of NSA Spying


    - Former CIA employee Edward Snowden has come forward as the whistleblower behind the explosive revelations about the National Security Agency and the U.S. surveillance state. Three weeks ago the 29-year-old left his job inside the NSA's office in Hawaii where he worked for the private intelligence firm Booz Allen Hamilton. Today he is in Hong Kong--not sure if he will ever see his home again. In a video interview with the Guardian of London, Snowden says he exposed top secret NSA surveillance programs to alert Americans of expansive government spying on innocents. Even if you're not doing anything wrong, you're being watched and recorded, Snowden says. And the storage capability of these systems increases every year, consistently, by orders of magnitude, to where it's getting to the point you don't have to have done anything wrong, you simply have to eventually fall under suspicion from somebody, even by a wrong call, and then they can use this system to go back in time and scrutinize every decision you've ever made, every friend you've ever discussed something with, and attack you on that basis, to sort of derive suspicion from an innocent life and paint anyone in the context of a wrongdoer... The public needs to decide whether these programs and policies are right or wrong.

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  • 7. The Studio Era


    MIT 21L.011 The Film Experience, Fall 2013
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    Emergence of Hollywood system of stars and genres, producing populist aesthetics of connection with the mass moviegoing audience. Three strains of comedy: anarchic, worldly, & screwball. View & discuss two screwball clips: The Lady Eve & Ball of Fire.

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    00:25 The Hollywood industry emerges
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  • You and AI - the future of work by Professor Joseph E Stiglitz


    AI already supports many of the products and services we interact with on a daily basis, and technological advances are creating systems that can perform increasingly sophisticated tasks. Alongside these advances, come questions about the impact of AI on work and working life, and its implications for society. Will AI systems replace people in the workplace? How might these technologies affect how, where, and why we work? And how might this influence social inequalities?

    In the fifth discussion of the You and AI series, Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz will explore the implications of AI for your work and inequality, considering how we can share the benefits of these technologies across society. Professor Diane Coyle CBE, celebrated economist and professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge, will share her thoughts before joining Professor Stiglitz for what promises to be a lively question and answer discussion.
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  • Altered Traits | Dr. Daniel Goleman + More | Talks at Google


    In the last twenty years, meditation and mindfulness have gone from being kind of cool to becoming an omnipresent Band-Aid for fixing everything from your weight to your relationship to your achievement level. Unveiling here the kind of cutting-edge research that has made them giants in their fields, Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson show us the truth about what meditation can really do for us, as well as exactly how to get the most out of it.

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  • Lecture 8b: interpreting the WAIS IV


    Here is another lecture for my class on psychological testing and assessment. This one gives some additional information on the administration and interpretation of Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - 4th Edition.

  • Jordan Peterson | Full Address and Q&A | Oxford Union


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  • House Judiciary Committee holds second impeachment hearing, live stream


    The House Judiciary Committee is holding its second impeachment hearing on Monday, days after Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Democratic committee chairs to begin drafting articles of impeachment. Watch live updates:

    The hearing will feature testimony from Democratic and Republican counsels for the House Intelligence Committee and the House Judiciary Committee, who will be making the case for or against impeachment. The counsels will present evidence gathered from weeks of hearings by the Intelligence and Judiciary Committees.

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  • Impeachment trial of President Trump | Jan. 22, 2020


    After a debate on the rules of the trial, opening arguments start Jan. 22 in the Senate. After opening arguments, senators will have 16 hours to ask questions in writing. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. will read the questions out loud, and the appropriate side — defense or prosecution — can answer them.

    President Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives in December for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Impeachment does not mean that the president has been removed from office. In the next phase, the Senate must hold a trial to make that determination. A Senate impeachment trial has happened only two other times in American history and once in the modern era. At the center of the Democrats’ case is that Trump sought to withhold military assistance and an Oval Office meeting until Ukraine announced investigations into former vice president Joe Biden and his son.

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  • What If Intelligence Re-Emerges?


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  • When Super Intelligence Emerges, Will We Even Notice?


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  • Alex Wissner-Gross: A new equation for intelligence


    Is there an equation for intelligence? Yes. It's F = T ∇ Sτ. In a fascinating and informative talk, physicist and computer scientist Alex Wissner-Gross explains what in the world that means. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)

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  • China lab accident theory re-emerges as Biden calls for new COVID-19 origins inquiry


    US President Joe Biden is calling on intelligence agencies to redouble efforts to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    He claims there is insufficient evidence to conclude whether the virus emerged from human contact with an infected animal or from a laboratory accident.

    The president has requested China cooperate with renewed investigations but said it was possible a conclusion will never be reached due to the Asian superpower's lack of transparency.

  • Chutzpah: Trump’s Convicted Adviser Roger Stone Re-Emerges Before Reporting To Prison | MSNBC


    Convicted Trump aides Michael Flynn and Roger Stone are moving forward in their fight to avoid jail time. Stone, a former Trump adviser, has recently appeared on Fox Business News before his scheduled time to report to prison for a three year term, alleging he and Flynn are the “the subjects of a political vendetta.” Former Federal Prosecutor John Flannery says Flynn plead guilty and despite the DOJ’s urging to dismiss, “this special case” is up to the judge to decide, not Attorney General Barr. Even going to the classic “A Few Good Men” line in reference to Flynn, “You can’t handle the truth.” Flannery acknowledges the irony in Stone’s claim that he is “as innocent as Flynn” but reiterates that Flynn “twice said he was guilty.” (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. Aired on 5/20/2020.
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  • The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge | Matt Ridley | Talks at Google


    THE EVOLUTION OF EVERYTHING: HOW IDEAS EMERGE, Matt Ridley’s brilliant and ambitious new book in which he explores his considered belief that evolution—in biology, business, technology, and nearly every area of human culture—trumps deliberate and intelligent design. Like his other big ideas books, The Rational Optimist and Genome, he presents his concepts in accessible and elegant prose, presenting a thesis which is sure to stir controversy and stimulate conversation.

  • Taming the swarm - Collective Artificial Intelligence | Radhika Nagpal | TEDxBermuda


    Radhika is a professor at Harvard and a core faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. She studies collective behavior in biological systems and how such behaviors can be applied to computing and robotics.

    Radhika Nagpal is the Kavli Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University and a core faculty member of the Wyss Institute
    for Biologically Inspired Engineering. At Harvard, she leads the Self-organizing Systems Research Group (SSR) and her research combines
    computer science, robotics, and biology. Her main area of interest is how cooperation can emerge or be programmed from large groups of
    simple agents. Radhika Nagpal is a Core Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard, where she heads the Self-Organizing Systems Research Group in the study of collective behavior in biological systems and how such behaviors can be applied to computing and robotics. A professor at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), her research draws on inspiration from social insects and multicellular biology, with the goal of creating globally robust systems made up of many cooperative parts.

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  • An equation for intelligence: Alex Wissner-Gross at TEDxBeaconStreet


    What is the most intelligent way to behave? Dr. Wissner-Gross explains how the latest research findings in physics, computer science, and animal behavior suggest that the smartest actions -- from the dawn of human tool use all the way up to modern business and financial strategy -- are all driven by the single fundamental principle of keeping future options as open as possible. Consequently, he argues, intelligence itself may be viewed as an engine for maximizing future freedom of action. With broad implications for fields ranging from management and investing to artificial intelligence, Dr. Wissner-Gross's message reveals a profound new connection between intelligence and freedom.

    Dr. Alexander D. Wissner-Gross is an award-winning scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur. He serves as an Institute Fellow at the Harvard University Institute for Applied Computational Science and as a Research Affiliate at the MIT Media Laboratory.

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  • Survival Heuristics: My Favorite Techniques for Avoiding Intelligence Traps - SANS CTI Summit 2018


    In a 32-year plus career in the Intelligence Community, Carmen Medina made many different types of intelligence mistakes and suffered the consequences of faulty thinking. But along the way she learned a thing or two, and she is now eager to share these learnings with other intelligence professionals. In an entertaining and practical talk, she will share her favorite shortcuts and intelligence process hacks to help analysts think better and communicate their findings more effectively to their clients.

    Carmen Medina, Retired, CIA; Author, Rebels At Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within

  • Bash: If The Intelligence Officer’s ‘Report Is Accurate, This Is Collusion’ | Deadline | MSNBC


    Former Chief of Staff at the CIA and the Department of Defense Jeremy Bash reacts to the blockbuster reporting that the CIA assessed that Vladimir Putin and other top Russian officials are likely directing an operation to intervene in the election by discrediting Joe Biden. Aired on 09/22/2020.
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  • Why 21st Century India cannot do without AI | Arpan Shah | TEDxIITHyderabad


    The big question everyone seems to be asking these days is “Will AI replace my job?”. Arpan Shah has seen how powerful a tool AI can, and shares some surprising and hopeful facts on the advent of AI in India.

    Arpan Shah is a technologist, investor and data scientist based in California. A graduate of Stanford University, Arpan specializes in Systems and Data. He is currently head of data at Robinhood, one of the most successful Fintech companies in the Bay Area, and also advises and invests in startups with his investment firm in India.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

  • Lecture 12.1: k. Distribution of IQ, a bell curve emerges — Probability | Santosh S. Venkatesh


    In which is presented strong pictorial evidence that a bell curve is embedded in Burt's tables of adult and children IQs.

  • The Metaverse Emerges | David Reads


    The metaverse has been a hot topic these days—on our recent podcast Raoul Pal defined it as “digital fluidity”.

    What is it exactly? Why is it important? How will it emerge? How does it relate to the real world and our identities? And what’s Ethereum’s role in this whole thing?

    Grab a drink, strap in, and let’s unpack this. David explains the metaverse.







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    0:00 Intro
    0:24 The Metaverse Emerges
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    11:13 Identities are Objects
    19:51 The Rest of the Metaverse
    24:42 Composing the Metaverse
    30:50 Conclusion

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  • Embrace Artificial Intelligence | Data Makes Possible with Jason Silva


    Artificial intelligence is at the core of promising technologies such as autonomous vehicles and precision medicine. Many people, however, remain fearful of its misuse.

    Watch futurist Jason Silva explain why we should embrace the future being made possible by artificial intelligence.

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  • The Intelligent Universe: From the Big Bang to You - Willow Harth, M.S., M.A


    Storytime with Willow Harth: The Intelligent Universe - From the Big Bang to You - Willow Harth, M.S., M.A

    Part of the 13th Annual International Bioethics Forum, 3.8 Billion Years of Wisdom: Exploring the Genius of Nature, held by the BTC Institute in Madison, WI on May 1-2, 2014.

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  • A Hunger for Wholeness, Ilia Delio, OSF – Madeleva lecture 2017


    Ilia Delio, OSF, was honored as the 2017 Madeleva Lecturer. Her lecture, A Hunger for Wholeness: Soul, Space, and Transcendence, took place on April 20, 2017 at Saint Mary's College. Delio holds the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair at Villanova University. She is the author of 17 books and lectures nationally and internationally on the area of Science and Religion, with particular interest in evolution, ecology, and artificial intelligence.

    The Madeleva Lecture is named to honor Sister M. Madeleva Wolff, CSC. As the president of Saint Mary's College, Sr. Madeleva inaugurated the Graduate School of Sacred Theology at the College, a unique and pioneering venture that provided graduate theological training to women and lay men from 1943-1970. This highly-regarded lecture honors an accomplished female scholar in the discipline of theology.

  • The Semiconductor Industry – From a grain of sand technology emerges


    The world is now going through the Fourth Industrial Revolution which is transforming our lives by digitising all sectors from education to health, transport, banking and others. We have recently witnessed a strong trend towards automation manifesting itself in robotics, AI, machine learning, super-fast mobile networks and self-driving cars to name a few. The underlying technology that facilitates all this, is advanced micro electronics and programming. It is this fusion of both sectors in one industry that is somewhat still a mystery for the vast majority of people. The focus of this webinar is on the semiconductor industry, how it has evolved over the last few decades, where it is now and how big the future opportunities are.

    This technology starts from a grain of sand and finishes in the transistor!

    صناعة أشباه الموصلات – من حبة رمل تولد التكنولوجيا المتقدمــة
    يمر العالم الآن بالثورة الصناعية الرابعة التي تحول حياتنا جميعاً من خلال رقمنة العديد من القطاعات كالتعليم والصحة والنقل والبنوك والأتصالات وغيرها. لقد شهدنا مؤخرًا اتجاهًا قويًا إلى التشغيل الآلي (الأتمتة) الذي يتجلى في الروبوتات والذكاء الاصطناعي والتعلم الآلي وشبكات الأتصالات فائقة السرعة والسيارات ذاتية القيادة على سبيل المثال لا الحصر. التكنولوجيا الأساسية التي تسهل كل هذا التطور تكمن في صناعة الالكترونيات الصغيرة المتقدمة والبرامجيات واندماج كلا القطاعين في صناعة تعتبر لحد ما لغزا للغالبية العظمى من الناس. ينصب تركيز هذه الندوة على صناعة أشباه الموصلات، وكيف تطورت على مدى العقود القليلة الماضية، وأين هي الآن، ومدى ضخامة الفرص المتاحة في المستقبل
    هذه التكنولوجيا تبدأ من حبة رمل لكي تتحول الى ترانزستور!

  • NFL Betting 2021 | Minnesota Vikings Preview | Once vicious defense re-emerges with a vengeance


    Our NFL betting strategists recap the Vikings' volatile 2020 season, grade 2021 offseason changes, and analyze betting market expectations for NFL Week 1 and beyond. Kirk Cousins gets a lot of criticism, but the woes of 2020 didn't fall on his shoulders. The depleted 2020 defense has reloaded and looks better than ever in 2021. Listen to hear @ContextCapper and @deepvaluebettor breakdown their Vikings betting strategy and when they think the most favorable money making opportunities may present themselves.

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  • Bettina Warburg - Robots with wallets: A.I. in the Blockchain


    Say hello to the decentralized economy - Blockchain, AI, and IoT are about to change everything. In this lucid explainer of complex (and confusing) technologies, Bettina Warburg describes how three forces (Blockchain, AI, and IoT) will eliminate the need for centralized institutions like banks or governments to facilitate trade, evolving age-old models of commerce and finance into something far more interesting: a distributed, transparent, autonomous system for exchanging value.

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  • Beijings Early Reactions to the Biden Administration


    March 18, 2021 — Asia Society President and CEO Kevin Rudd delivers an address outlining how China views the newly-inaugurated Biden administration in the United States. Rudd then discusses the trajectory of U.S.-China relations with Bill Bishop, editor of the popular Sinocism newsletter, and ChinaFile editor Susan Jakes. (1 hr., 35 min.)

    Read Rudd's unabridged remarks here. The Avoidable War: The Decade of Living Dangerously — a collection of speeches, articles, and essays produced by Rudd over the past year — can be downloaded here.

    The program coincided with high-stakes diplomatic talks between the U.S. and China in Alaska, which began on Thursday. See Asia Society's complete coverage of the summit.

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