Lex Fridman talks about the most impactful computer science paper in history.

Discussion of the 1950 paper by Alan Turing that proposed what is now called the Turing Test. This is one of the most impactful papers in the history of AI and the first paper in the AI paper club on our Discord.

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Time index:

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 1:02 – Paper opening lines
  • 3:11 – Paper overview
  • 7:39 – Loebner Prize
  • 11:36 – Eugene Goostman
  • 13:43 – Google’s Meena
  • 17:17 – Objections to the Turing Test
  • 17:29 – Objection 1: Religious
  • 18:07 – Objection 2: “Heads in the Sand”
  • 19:18 – Objection 3: Godel Incompleteness Theorem
  • 19:51 – Objection 4: Consciousness
  • 20:54 – Objection 5: Machines will never do X
  • 21:47 – Objection 6: Ada Lovelace
  • 23:22 – Objection 7: Brain in analog
  • 23:49 – Objection 8: Determinism
  • 24:55 – Objection 9: Mind-reading
  • 26:34 – Chinese Room thought experiment
  • 27:21 – Coffee break
  • 31:42 – Turing Test extensions and alternatives
  • 36:54 – Winograd Schema Challenge
  • 38:55 – Alexa Prize
  • 41:17 – Hutter Prize
  • 43:18 – Francois Chollet’s Abstraction and Reasoning Challenge (ARC)
  • 49:32 – Takeaways
  • 56:51 – Discord community
  • 57:56 – AI Paper Reading Club

Lex Fridman interviews Alex Garland, writer and director of many imaginative and philosophical films from the dreamlike exploration of human self-destruction in the movie Annihilation to the deep questions of consciousness and intelligence raised in the movie Ex Machina.

OUTLINE:
0:00 – Introduction
3:42 – Are we living in a dream?
7:15 – Aliens
12:34 – Science fiction: imagination becoming reality
17:29 – Artificial intelligence
22:40 – The new “Devs” series and the veneer of virtue in Silicon Valley
31:50 – Ex Machina and 2001: A Space Odyssey
44:58 – Lone genius
49:34 – Drawing inpiration from Elon Musk
51:24 – Space travel
54:03 – Free will
57:35 – Devs and the poetry of science
1:06:38 – What will you be remembered for?