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Lex Fridman interviews Manolis Kellis,a professor at MIT and head of the MIT Computational Biology Group.

He is interested in understanding the human genome from a computational, evolutionary, biological, and other cross-disciplinary perspectives.

This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.

Content outline:

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 3:54 – Human genome
  • 17:47 – Sources of knowledge
  • 29:15 – Free will
  • 33:26 – Simulation
  • 35:17 – Biological and computing
  • 50:10 – Genome-wide evolutionary signatures
  • 56:54 – Evolution of COVID-19
  • 1:02:59 – Are viruses intelligent?
  • 1:12:08 – Humans vs viruses
  • 1:19:39 – Engineered pandemics
  • 1:23:23 – Immune system
  • 1:33:22 – Placebo effect
  • 1:35:39 – Human genome source code
  • 1:44:40 – Mutation
  • 1:51:46 – Deep learning
  • 1:58:08 – Neuralink
  • 2:07:07 – Language
  • 2:15:19 – Meaning of life
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