My guest this episode is Lex Fridman, Ph.D., a Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT), an expert on artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, and the host of the Lex Fridman Podcast. We discuss Lex’s recent trip to the heart of the Ukrainian-Russian War, geopolitics, perspectives on people living in war zones, the shared human experience, and how information is communicated and controlled. As an experienced podcaster and public educator, Dr. Fridman offers unique insights into the art of holding conversations that grow understanding, especially when they involve people with opposing viewpoints. We also discuss the peer-review process for scientific research publications and how social media and podcasts are evolving the way science and technology are communicated. We consider how to find and follow your life’s purpose, maintain ongoing motivation and implement support systems to build and sustain momentum. Our conversation also covers capitalism, masculinity, chess and cheating, Lex’s idea for an AI robotics start-up and a Q&A from audience questions solicited on social media. As one of the main inspirations for the Huberman Lab podcast, hosting Dr. Fridman for this special centennial episode was an honor and a pleasure!
Thank you to our sponsors
AG1 (Athletic Greens): https://athleticgreens.com/huberman
LMNT: https://drinklmnt.com/huberman
Levels: https://levels.link/huberman
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InsideTracker: https://www.insidetracker.com/huberman
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https://www.livemomentous.com/huberman
For the full show notes, visit hubermanlab.com
Timestamps
(00:00:00) Dr. Lex Fridman
(00:04:30) LMNT, Levels, Eight Sleep
(00:08:28) Podcasting
(00:12:11) Ukraine, Russia, War & Geopolitics
(00:23:17) Conflict & Generalized Hate
(00:26:23) Typical Day in Ukraine; American Military & Information Wars
(00:37:28) AG1 (Athletic Greens)
(00:38:42) Deliberate Cold Exposure & Sauna; Fertility
(00:46:44) Ukraine: Science, Infrastructure & Military; Zelensky
(00:53:33) Firearms; Violence & Sensitization
(00:57:40) MIT & Artificial Intelligence (AI), University Teaching & Pandemic
(01:05:51) Publications & Peer Review, Research, Social Media
(01:13:05) InsideTracker
(01:14:17) Twitter & Social Media Mindset, Andrew Tate & Masculinity
(01:26:05) Donald Trump & Anthony Fauci; Ideological Extremes
(01:35:11) Biotechnology & Biopharma; Money & Status
(01:45:08) Robotics, AI & Social Media; Start-ups
(01:53:50) Motivation & Competition; Relationships
(02:01:55) Jobs; A Career vs. A Calling; Robotics & Relationships
(02:12:11) Chess, Poker & Cheating
(02:22:25) Ideas of Lately
(02:24:44) Why Lex Wears a Suit & Tie
(02:27:50) Is There an AI Equivalent of Psychedelics? 
(02:29:06) Hardest Jiu-Jitsu Belt to Achieve
(02:32:07) Advice to Young People
(02:39:29) Zero-Cost Support, YouTube Feedback, Spotify & Apple Reviews, Sponsors, Momentous Supplements, Neural Network Newsletter, Social Media
Disclaimer
Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac

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Dr. Lex Fridman: Navigating Conflict, Finding Purpose & Maintaining Drive | Episode 100

NOV 28, 2022161 MIN
Huberman Lab

Dr. Lex Fridman: Navigating Conflict, Finding Purpose & Maintaining Drive | Episode 100

NOV 28, 2022161 MIN

Description

My guest this episode is Lex Fridman, Ph.D., a Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT), an expert on artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, and the host of the Lex Fridman Podcast. We discuss Lex’s recent trip to the heart of the Ukrainian-Russian War, geopolitics, perspectives on people living in war zones, the shared human experience, and how information is communicated and controlled. As an experienced podcaster and public educator, Dr. Fridman offers unique insights into the art of holding conversations that grow understanding, especially when they involve people with opposing viewpoints. We also discuss the peer-review process for scientific research publications and how social media and podcasts are evolving the way science and technology are communicated. We consider how to find and follow your life’s purpose, maintain ongoing motivation and implement support systems to build and sustain momentum. Our conversation also covers capitalism, masculinity, chess and cheating, Lex’s idea for an AI robotics start-up and a Q&A from audience questions solicited on social media. As one of the main inspirations for the Huberman Lab podcast, hosting Dr. Fridman for this special centennial episode was an honor and a pleasure!

Thank you to our sponsors

AG1 (Athletic Greens): https://athleticgreens.com/huberman

LMNT: https://drinklmnt.com/huberman

Levels: https://levels.link/huberman

Eight Sleep: https://www.eightsleep.com/huberman

InsideTracker: https://www.insidetracker.com/huberman

Supplements from Momentous

https://www.livemomentous.com/huberman

For the full show notes, visit hubermanlab.com

Timestamps

(00:00:00) Dr. Lex Fridman

(00:04:30) LMNT, Levels, Eight Sleep

(00:08:28) Podcasting

(00:12:11) Ukraine, Russia, War & Geopolitics

(00:23:17) Conflict & Generalized Hate

(00:26:23) Typical Day in Ukraine; American Military & Information Wars

(00:37:28) AG1 (Athletic Greens)

(00:38:42) Deliberate Cold Exposure & Sauna; Fertility

(00:46:44) Ukraine: Science, Infrastructure & Military; Zelensky

(00:53:33) Firearms; Violence & Sensitization

(00:57:40) MIT & Artificial Intelligence (AI), University Teaching & Pandemic

(01:05:51) Publications & Peer Review, Research, Social Media

(01:13:05) InsideTracker

(01:14:17) Twitter & Social Media Mindset, Andrew Tate & Masculinity

(01:26:05) Donald Trump & Anthony Fauci; Ideological Extremes

(01:35:11) Biotechnology & Biopharma; Money & Status

(01:45:08) Robotics, AI & Social Media; Start-ups

(01:53:50) Motivation & Competition; Relationships

(02:01:55) Jobs; A Career vs. A Calling; Robotics & Relationships

(02:12:11) Chess, Poker & Cheating

(02:22:25) Ideas of Lately

(02:24:44) Why Lex Wears a Suit & Tie

(02:27:50) Is There an AI Equivalent of Psychedelics? 

(02:29:06) Hardest Jiu-Jitsu Belt to Achieve

(02:32:07) Advice to Young People

(02:39:29) Zero-Cost Support, YouTube Feedback, Spotify & Apple Reviews, Sponsors, Momentous Supplements, Neural Network Newsletter, Social Media

Disclaimer

Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac