Lex Fridman delivers a talk with some advice about life and my own journey and passion in artificial intelligence.

The audience is a group of Drexel engineering students, friends and family in Philadelphia, delivered before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Time Index:

  • 0:00 – Overview – The Voice poem
  • 6:46 – Artificial intelligence
  • 13:44 – Open problems in AI
  • 14:10 – Problem 1: Learning to understand
  • 17:15 – Problem 2: Learning to act
  • 19:28 – Problem 3: Reasoning
  • 20:44 – Problem 4: Connection between humans & AI systems
  • 23:57 – Advice about life as an optimization problem
  • 24:10 – Advice 1: Listen to your inner voice – ignore the gradient
  • 25:12 – Advice 2: carve your own path
  • 26:28 – Advice 2: Measure passion not progress
  • 28:10 – Advice 4: work hard
  • 29:05 – Advice 5: forever oscillate between gratitude and dissatisfaction
  • 31:10 – Q&A: Meaning of life
  • 33:11 – Q&A: Simulation hypothesis
  • 36:15 – Q&A: How do you define greatness?