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Podcast by Rhys Lindmark

    NeuroAI: The Intersection of AI and the Brain with Patrick Mineault

    NeuroAI: The Intersection of AI and the Brain with Patrick Mineault

    In this episode, Patrick Mineault, a recognized AI researcher and neuroscientist, takes us through the field of AI and how it is connected to Neuroscience.
    He helps us understand the intersection between brain work and AI. He gives us an insight of how neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence interconnect and nourish each other.
    Patrick provides his perspective about ‘Brain on Demand’ which is a concept that states the AI modeling the brain to be able to use it for testing on content, health interventions, and it is expected (in the long term) to be good for humanity. The main idea of neuroAI is to test without resorting to human beings and see the impact things have on us.
    Join the episode now and learn more about the fantastic world of neuroAI.
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    Topics:
    ● Welcome Patrick Mineault to The Rhys Show! (00:00:00)
    ● Goal for listeners: (00:02:10)
    ● History of AI and neuroAI: (00:02:28)
    ● How neuroAI works and its different architectures: (00:08:30)
    ● Brain on demand or at service: (00:17:00)
    ● How close is neuroAI to be used as a brain?: (00:24:06)
    ● Patrick explains the difference between RNN and CNN: (00:28:17)
    ● What is the application of the images neuroAI provides? (00:32:45)
    ● Patrick´s NAI nomenclature plan (00:42:15)

    Suggested Articles
    ● AI’s Next Frontier: Brains on Demand by Patrick Mineault.
    https://future.com/applications-ai-models-of-the-brain-aka-neuroai/
    ● What’s the Endgame of neuroAl by Patrick Mineault.
    https://xcorr.net/2022/05/18/whats-the-endgame-of-neuroai/

    Connect with Patrick Mineault:
    Personal Web: https://xcorr.net/
    Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/patrickmineault

    • 51 min
    How Life Evolves From an Electrical Gradient Perspective With Nick Lane

    How Life Evolves From an Electrical Gradient Perspective With Nick Lane

    In this episode, evolutionary biochemist, professor and writer Nick Lane joins us to talk about how life evolves from an energy flow perspective.

    Nick Lane’s research is on the way that energy flow has shaped evolution over 4 billion years, using a mixture of theoretical and experimental work to address the origin of life, the evolution of complex cells and downright peculiar behaviour such as sex.

    We dive deep into the origin of life and early evolution: hydrothermal vents, the krebs cycle which is a cycle of reactions that uses energy to transform inorganic molecules into the building blocks of life and the reverse, and the importance of vents having an electrical charge, co2, hydrogen, and a system that converts gasses.

    Additionally we talk about the eukaryotic cell and multicellularity in the origin of animals.

    Dive in! And learn how life evolves from an amazing biochemist perspective!

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    Who is Nick Lane?
    Nick Lane is Professor of Evolutionary Biochemistry in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London.

    He was a founding member of the UCL Consortium for Mitochondrial Research, and is Co-Director of the UCL Centre for Life’s Origin and Evolution (CLOE).

    Lane is the author of five acclaimed books on evolutionary biochemistry. His most recent book is Transformer: The Deep Chemistry of Life and Death.

    Topics:
    Welcome Nick Lane to The Rhys Show!: (00:00:00)
    Goal for listeners: (00:02:14)
    How Nick thinks about the world before life: (00:02:58)
    Thoughts about the big bang period between 14 billion and 4 billion years ago from a biochemist lens: (00:07:44)
    How did life start?: (00:10:39)
    More about energy is first, krebs cycle is first and metabolism is first: (00:17:56)
    Biology overtime: how Nick thinks about those 4 billion years to us and how energy plays a role in it: (00:38:10)
    Wrap-up & about aging and how these electrical charges on membrane rundown: (00:55:26)

    Nick Lane’s books:
    Oxygen: The molecule that made the world: https://nick-lane.net/books/oxygen-the-molecule-that-made-the-world/
    Power, sex, suicide: Mitochondria and the meaning of life: https://nick-lane.net/books/power-sex-suicide-mitochondria-meaning-life/
    Life ascending: The ten great inventions of evolution: https://nick-lane.net/books/life-ascending-the-ten-great-inventions-of-evolution/
    The vital question. Why is life the way it is?: https://nick-lane.net/books/the-vital-question-why-is-life-the-way-it-is/
    Transformer: The deep chemistry of life and death: https://nick-lane.net/books/transformer-the-deep-chemistry-of-life-and-death/

    Connect with Nick Lane:
    Personal Web: https://nick-lane.net/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    How to Build More and Better Housing With Jessica Trounstine & Omar Wasow

    How to Build More and Better Housing With Jessica Trounstine & Omar Wasow

    In this episode, political science professors Jessica Trounstine & Omar Wasow join us to talk about how we can improve housing, build more housing and the history of racial segregation housing.

    Jessica’s work studies the process and quality of representation in American democracy. She is focused on the ways in which formal and informal local political institutions generate inequalities. She has served as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice, city governments, and various community organizations; and serves on numerous editorial and foundation boards.

    Omar’s research focuses on race, politics and statistical methods. His paper on the political consequences of the 1960s civil rights movement was published in the American Political Science Review. His co-authored work on estimating causal effects of race was published in the Annual Review of Political Science.

    We dive deep into the history of redlining of America till present day with the building of coalitions like YIMBY, how the racist past models current land use decisions,
    how those coalitions might be changing in the future and how we can use them to build bundles of housing that bring coalitions together to build more housing.

    Dive in! Jessica & Omar share tons of knowledge that will help you understand the history of housing, law and race in time!


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    Who is Jessica Trounstine?
    Jessica is the Foundation Board of Trustees Presidential Chair and a professor of political science at the University of California, Merced. She is the author of two award winning books, Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities and Political Monopolies in American Cities: The Rise and Fall of Bosses and Reformers.

    Who is Omar Wasow?
    Omar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at UC Berkeley. He received a PhD in African American Studies, an MA in Government and an MA in Statistics from Harvard University. Previously, he co-founded BlackPlanet.com and the Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School.

    Topics:
    Welcome Jessica Trounstine & Omar Wasow to The Rhys Show!: (00:00:00)
    Goal for listeners: (00:01:50)
    About mid-twentieth century process of suburbanization in USA and how laws lead to segregation: (00:02:00)
    About laws that made segregation emerge: (00:06:21)
    About “Agenda seeding” and what leads to backlash style of thinking: (00:14:37)
    How to prevent gentrification with new development: (00:22:56)
    Rent control debate: (00:37:24)
    Overrated & underrated questions: (00:44:44)
    Wrap-up: (00:47:23)

    Mentioned resources:
    “Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities” Book by Jessica Trounstine: https://www.amzn.com/1108454984
    “Six Faces of Globalization: Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why It Matters Book by Anthea Roberts & Nicolas Lamp: https://www.amzn.com/0674245954
    “Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America” Book by Conor Dougherty: https://www.amzn.com/0525560211

    • 50 min
    How Data Is Being Used to Generate Insights for Humanity With Shruti Gandhi

    How Data Is Being Used to Generate Insights for Humanity With Shruti Gandhi

    In this episode, Shruti Gandhi joins us to talk about how data is being used to generate insights for humanity and the backend infrastructure to power that.

    Shruti Gandhi is the Founder and Managing Partner of Array Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund that focuses on solving pressing problems in large industries using data, AI, and ML. Shruti has investments in over 60 early stage companies with 6 exits to companies such as Apple, PayPal, ServiceNow, and The We Company.

    We dive deep into what the world of AI, ML and data look like for the last ten years, what it will look like going into the future and what she is working on today.

    Furthermore Shruti helps us understand how data aggregation provides insights, how machine learning is being used, big data platforms, and how publicly traded companies fight against these big data platforms and compete against emerging startups.

    “My life is my message” - Shruti Gandhi

    If you have technical talent and are planning to do something cool, dive in! This one's for you!


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    Who is Shruti Gandhi?
    Shruti Gandhi is the Founder and Managing Partner of Array Ventures. She has investments in over 60 early stage companies with 6 exits to companies such as Apple, PayPal, ServiceNow, and The We Company and has a strong background in engineering.

    Topics:
    Welcome Shruti Gandhi to The Rhys Show!: (00:00:00)
    Goal for listeners: (00:02:29)
    What made Shruti find her fire & moment she decided what she wanted: (00:02:42)
    What Shruti has been working on in the past: Array, AI, ML & data: (00:09:02)
    Technical backend of Placer.ai: what company was building & how did they leverage data: (00:12:04)
    Technical backend of Unacast: (00:18:24)
    Core patterns underneath both platforms: (00:23:51)
    About data privacy & security: (00:26:53)
    Why TikTok is in the same category as GAFA: (00:31:16)
    How publicly traded companies fight against GAFA and compete against emerging startups: (00:33:31)
    What Shruti looks for in founders & how she likes to support them: (00:44:02)
    Overrated & underrated questions: (00:45:35)
    Wrap-up: (00:47:34)

    Mentioned resources:
    Placer.ai: https://www.placer.ai/
    Unacast: https://www.unacast.com/products/foot-traffic-data

    Connect with Shruti Gandhi:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/atShruti
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shrutigandhi/
    Array VC Web: https://array.vc/
    Substack: https://substack.com/profile/5304471-shruti-gandhi

    • 49 min
    The Massive Rise of Yimby Movement With Sonja Trauss

    The Massive Rise of Yimby Movement With Sonja Trauss

    In this episode, Sonja Trauss joins us to talk about the YIMBY movement and its overnight success. Sonja helps us understand the history and future of this movement.

    Frustrated by high rents in San Francisco, Sonja Trauss started taking part in local planning meetings in 2014 to stand up for more house construction and taller buildings. That led her to co-found the YIMBY movement (yes in my backyard) a political action committee, and YIMBY Law, a nonprofit Trauss runs to advocate for development projects in San Francisco that are affordable, inclusive and have multi-family units. What started as a small act of civic virtue has grown into a national movement.

    We dive deep into the YIMBY movement, all the way back from when it began till actual date, their massive wins around buildings and more abundant housing and the use of law to impel these wins.

    Dive in! You will learn about the YIMBY movement and how to fight for abundant housing that is affordable, inclusive and sustainable as well!

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    Who is Sonja Trauss?
    Sonja is the Co-Founder of Yes In My Back Yard (YIMBY Action) and YIMBY Law, enforcing state housing law, making housing more affordable and accessible. Legal enforcement arm of YIMBY Action.

    Topics:
    Welcome Sonja Trauss to The Rhys Show!: (00:00:00)
    Goal for listeners: (00:02:43)
    Catalyzing moment that made Sonja push back against the state & start housing: (00:03:12)
    Where does Sonja’s fire to fight come from: (00:10:29)
    What YIMBY was like ten years ago: (00:16:14)
    Coming to the idea that we need abundant housing production and how did the word YIMBY appear: (00:21:00)
    About “burrowing the owl”: (00:26:04)
    Actual state of YIMBY movement : (00:27:31)
    Legal side of YIMBY movement: role judicial plays vs executive or legislative: (00:32:57)
    PROPE E vs. PROP E: how does Sonja respond to folks that are “more affordable housing people”: (00:40:42)
    Overrated & underrated questions: (00:45:38)
    Wrap-up: (00:47:42)

    Mentioned resources:
    How Burrowing Owls Lead to Vomiting Anarchists or S.F.'s Housing Crisis Explained

    Connect with Sonja Trauss:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sonjatrauss
    Twitter YIMBY Action: https://twitter.com/yimbyaction
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonja-trauss-02002968
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/sonjatraussd6/?hl=en
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/sonjatrauss/
    YIMBY web: https://www.yesinmybackyard.org/team

    • 50 min
    How to Do Good Easier With Kat Woods

    How to Do Good Easier With Kat Woods

    In this episode, Kat Woods joins us to talk about impact for charities over time and how to create incubation ecosystems and angel ecosystems for them.

    Kat is the co-founder of several entrepreneurial ecosystems in effective altruism. Effective altruism (EA) is a research field and practical community that looks for the best ways to help others, and put them into practice. It is about prioritizing our efforts when doing good, so we can help others as much as we can.

    We dive deep into the journey all the way from the start of EA where there is no incubation to this new reality where there is charity entrepreneurship incubating fantastic ideas for possible impact in the world.

    We also talk about how we can create networks of people and capital to allocate it towards impactful things in the world, what Kat means by passive income and the AI Safety community.

    If you want to make a positive impact in the world, dive in! You will learn how to make a difference by setting up passively-impactful projects that continue to positively affect the world even when you’ve moved on to other things.

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    Who is Kat Woods?
    Kat Woods has been full-time in EA for 10 years, her entire adult life, and organized one of the first EAGs.

    Kat is the president and co-founder of Nonlinear, a long termist EA incubator and Superlinear, a platform which hosts competitions to solve X-Risk problems (with some pretty huge prizes). And is a contributor to the intellectual sphere of the community EA Forum Library.

    She has also co-founded Charity Entrepreneurship, an incubator that has launched 18 Charities so far and Charity Science Health, now Suvita, which has helped vaccinate over 200,000 children,

    Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/rhysshow
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5d2HmCVZ_12TRkyRp-I0Mw

    Connect with Kat Woods:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kat__woods
    Nonlinear.org: https://www.nonlinear.org/about.html

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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26 Ratings

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Great, but

This is a promising show. Please turn off mic when interviewee is speaking. TY

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Wonderful

Rhys is a great host - I love his friendly demeanor and his voice is actually very pleasant to listen to. He finds fascinating people to interview and then asks them great questions. What else could you want?

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I really appreciate Rhys’s measured and analytical approach to the crypto space.

His podcast is a signal in a world of distraction

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