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Stephen Wolfram is the creator of Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha and the Wolfram Language; the author of A New Kind of Science; and the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. Over the course of nearly four decades, he has been a pioneer in the development and application of computational thinking—and has been responsible for many discoveries, inventions and innovations in science, technology and business.

On his podcast, Stephen discusses topics ranging from the history of science to the future of civilization and ethics of AI.

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Stephen Wolfram is the creator of Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha and the Wolfram Language; the author of A New Kind of Science; and the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. Over the course of nearly four decades, he has been a pioneer in the development and application of computational thinking—and has been responsible for many discoveries, inventions and innovations in science, technology and business.

On his podcast, Stephen discusses topics ranging from the history of science to the future of civilization and ethics of AI.

    Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [November 27, 2020]

    Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [November 27, 2020]

    Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series.

    Questions include: Are instruction sets architectures important for simulating physical systems, and how they could change the way kids understand computers? - How much do you follow your instincts? How do you develop a good instinct, in science and in life? - What is the financial market? - Jack Dorsey is endorsing your idea of an algorithm choice by third parties, would u be an adviser for the implementation?​ - Since we collided particles in accelerators ... Does a proton has a surface and how does it looks like? - Do you believe pursuing both Computer Science and Actuarial Science is a good idea? - How can protons be perfectly spherical while also being composed of three quarks? - Do you have any tips on getting ahead of my class and into research?

    See the full Q&A video playlist: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa

    • 2 hrs
    Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [November 20, 2020]

    Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [November 20, 2020]

    Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series.

    Questions include: Can you explain computational irreducibility like you're telling a 6 year old? - How different is nanotechnology manufacturing different from normal manufacturing? - What is the historical relationship between chemistry and physics? Is chemistry a sub-branch of physics? - ​Can aging really be cured? - ​Isn't death a fundamental factor of evolution to more sophisticated beings? - What about the "immortal jellyfish"? - ​Is there anything more terrifying than living forever? - If there is ethical problems with eternal life what kind of issues would it be is it about resources and if so are our resources finite? - Will there be nanomachine that reprogram cells to prolong life or even make life go on forever? - ​Is infinity a semi-theological concept? Is infinity beyond counting and measuring – and therefore not fundamentally an empirical concept?

    See the full Q&A video playlist: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [November 13, 2020]

    Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [November 13, 2020]

    Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series.

    Is there a physical principle that governs Moore's law? Why is there so much available computation? - If F=ma, and photons have a mass of 0, how can light sails work? Do photons have some properties of having mass? - As of right now, what do you anticipate will be the outcome of the Wolfram Physics Project? What practical applications will it have? - What is more difficult for you to create things or to explain how they work to others? - Has your physics project shed any light on the protein folding problem? If you squint right, there seems to be a connection. - How does black hole merging work? - Is there any theory about what type of particles a potential black hole would be made off? - What's your experience and opinion about Alchemy and is it possible to incorporate a modernized version of it into Mathematica? - What do we know about the nature of time travel? Will time machines as depicted in science fiction stories remain fiction for the foreseeable future? - Can there be architectures that do not seem to make sense that simply have higher order of complexity not dependent on binary arithmetic circuits? That will be used in future? - I am currently in high school, what advice would you give to an aspiring mathematician?

    See the full Q&A video playlist: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [November 6, 2020]

    Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [November 6, 2020]

    Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series.

    Questions include: Why is that the sunspot cycle is important for shortwave radio? - ​What aspects of the origin of life would be interesting to investigate with current computing tools? - How does 3d printing work and what is its potential? - How do you think like a mathematician or scientist? I have read and heard that math and science take a different mental process than what we are shown at school. What skills should I be building? - Do you think we could see a day when people are taught/educated by AI and computers, either with or instead of people and what do you think of this, especially when compared to education today? - What is the difference between science and philosophy?

    See the full Q&A video playlist: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Wolfram Physics Project: Open Q&A Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020

    Wolfram Physics Project: Open Q&A Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020

    Stephen Wolfram discusses the new Wolfram Physics Project, this time specifically for an open Q&A. See the full Wolfram Physics Project video playlist on YouTube: https://wolfr.am/youtube-wpp

    • 2 hrs 50 min
    Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [October 30, 2020]

    Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [October 30, 2020]

    Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series.

    Questions include: Where were you in the dot com bubble burst and your wisdom was needed? - What work did you do at Bell labs? Who did you meet? - Was it the need in telephone grid that drove the innovation of the transistor? - How many shirts do you own? - Are there any string theorists who believe that nature is finite and digital? - Great scientists typically have great students. Is it because something is transferred from a teacher to a student or because talented people try to reach outstanding supervisors? - What age do you think is the best age to start coding? and why? - Hi Dr. Wolfram, what does it mean 'correlation does not imply causation'? -
    Dr. Wolfram, can you give an example what you will do with Wolfram language if you were 13 years old?

    See the full Q&A video playlist: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa

    • 1 hr 19 min

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