729: Universal Principles of Intelligence (Across Humans and Machines), with Prof. Blake Richards

Super Data Science: ML & AI Podcast with Jon Krohn

Nov 7 2023 • 1 hr 46 mins

Dr. Blake Richards discusses the world of AI and human cognition this week. Learn about the essence of intelligence, the ways AI research informs our understanding of the human brain, and discover the potential future scenarios where AI and humanity might intersect.

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In this episode you will learn:
• Blake's research and his take on intelligence [09:56]
• How we can evaluate progress in artificial general intelligence [15:54]
• Blake's thoughts on biomimicry [20:57]
• Why Blake thinks the fears regarding AI are overdone [25:38]
• The most effective strategies to mitigate AI fears without hindering innovation [35:31]
• What steps can we take to ensure that AI supports human flourishing [45:23]
• The importance of interpreting neuroscience data through the lens of ML [55:08]
• Backpropagation, gradient descent and the brain [1:17:32]

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