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The acclaimed mathematician and author Steven Strogatz interviews some of the world’s leading scientists about their lives and work.

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The acclaimed mathematician and author Steven Strogatz interviews some of the world’s leading scientists about their lives and work.

    Melanie Mitchell Takes AI Research Back to Its Roots

    Melanie Mitchell Takes AI Research Back to Its Roots

    Melanie Mitchell, a professor of complexity at the Santa Fe Institute and a professor of computer science at Portland State University, acknowledges the powerful accomplishments of “black box” deep learning neural networks. But she also thinks that artificial intelligence research would benefit most from getting back to its roots and exchanging more ideas with research into cognition in living brains. This week, she speaks with host Steven Strogatz about the challenges of building a general intelligence, why we should think about the road rage of self-driving cars, and why AIs might need good parents. Read more at https://www.quantamagazine.org/melanie-mitchell-takes-ai-research-back-to-its-roots-20210419/.

    • 40 min

    Federico Ardila on Math, Music and the Space of Possibilities

    Federico Ardila on Math, Music and the Space of Possibilities

    Federico Ardila, born in Colombia and now a professor mathematics at San Francisco State University, is an expert in the field of combinatorics, the study of all the possible configurations of finite systems. This week, Ardila talks with host Steven Strogatz about the importance of feelings in mathematics, the music of collaboration, imagining higher dimensional spaces, and the art and science of exploring “the space of possibilities.” This episode was produced by Dana Bialek. Read more at https://www.quantamagazine.org/federico-ardila-on-math-music-and-the-space-of-possibilities-20210329/. Production and original music by Story Mechanics.

    • 50 min
    Sharon Glotzer’s Deep Curiosity About Order From Chaos

    Sharon Glotzer’s Deep Curiosity About Order From Chaos

    Sharon Glotzer, a computational physicist and professor of chemical engineering at the University of Michigan, uses statistical mechanics to probe how the properties of materials emerge from the dynamics of their countless constituent particles. This week, she speaks with host Steven Strogatz about how a broken oil pump changed her life, how entropy is all about choices, and how she is driven to find the simple rules that explain the universe’s complexity. This episode was produced by Dana Bialek. Read more at https://www.quantamagazine.org/sharon-glotzers-deep-curiosity-about-order-from-chaos-20210322/. Production and original music by Story Mechanics.

    • 48 min

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