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Jul 19, 2021

Dr. Lex Fridman PhD, is a scientist at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), working on robotics, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and human-robot interactions. He is also the host of the Lex Fridman Podcast where he holds conversations with academics, entrepreneurs, athletes and creatives. Here we discuss humans, robots, and the capacity they hold for friendship and love. Dr. Fridman also shares with us his unique dream for a world where robots guide humans to be the best versions of themselves, and his efforts to make that dream a reality. 


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  • 00:00:00 Introduction: Lex Fridman
  • 00:07:35 What is Artificial Intelligence?
  • 00:26:46 Machine & Human Learning
  • 00:32:21 Curiosity
  • 00:36:55 Story Telling Robots
  • 00:40:48 What Defines a Robot?
  • 00:44:30 Magic & Surprise
  • 00:47:37 How Robots Change Us
  • 00:49:35 Relationships Defined
  • 01:02:29 Lex’s Dream for Humanity
  • 01:11:33 Improving Social Media
  • 01:16:57 Challenges of Creativity
  • 01:21:49 Suits & Dresses 
  • 01:22:22 Loneliness
  • 01:30:09 Empathy
  • 01:35:12 Power Dynamics In Relationships
  • 01:39:11 Robot Rights 
  • 01:40:20 Dogs: Homer & Costello
  • 01:52:41 Friendship
  • 01:59:47 Russians & Suffering
  • 02:05:38 Public vs. Private Life
  • 02:14:04 How To Treat a Robot
  • 02:17:12 The Value of Friendship
  • 02:20:33 Martial Arts
  • 02:31:34 Body-Mind Interactions
  • 02:33:22 Romantic Love
  • 02:42:51 The Lex Fridman Podcast
  • 02:55:54 The Hedgehog
  • 03:01:17 Concluding Statements


Please note that The Huberman Lab Podcast is distinct from Dr. Huberman's teaching and research roles at Stanford University School of Medicine. The information provided in this show is not medical advice, nor should it be taken or applied as a replacement for medical advice. The Huberman Lab Podcast, its employees, guests and affiliates assume no liability for the application of the information discussed.


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