Lex Fridman Podcast

Lex Fridman Podcast

#376 – Stephen Wolfram: ChatGPT and the Nature of Truth, Reality & Computation

May 09, 2023

Stephen Wolfram is a computer scientist, mathematician, theoretical physicist, and the founder of Wolfram Research, a company behind Wolfram|Alpha, Wolfram Language, and the Wolfram Physics and Metamathematics projects. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:

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Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.

(00:00) – Introduction

(06:45) – WolframAlpha and ChatGPT

(26:26) – Computation and nature of reality

(53:18) – How ChatGPT works

(1:53:01) – Human and animal cognition

(2:06:20) – Dangers of AI

(2:14:39) – Nature of truth

(2:36:01) – Future of education

(3:12:03) – Consciousness

(3:21:02) – Second Law of Thermodynamics

(3:44:36) – Entropy

(3:57:36) – Observers in physics

(4:14:27) – Mortality