Topics Discussed in Lex Fridman Podcast #234 – Lex Fridman & Stephen Wolfram: What is complexity, Randomness in the universe, The Wolfram Physics Project, Space and time are discrete, Quantum mechanics and hypergraphs, What is intelligence, Computational equivalence, What it is like to be a cellular automata, Making prediction vs explanations, Why does the universe exist, The universe and rulial space, Does an atom have consciousness, Why does our universe exist, What is outside the ruliad, Automated proof systems, Multicomputation for biology, Cardano NFT collaboration with Wolfram Alpha, Global theory of economics and much more!

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Stephen Wolfram

Stephen Wolfram is a British-American computer scientist, physicist, and businessman. He is known for his work in computer science, mathematics, and theoretical physics. In 2012, he was named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. He is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois Department of Computer Science. As a businessman, he is the founder and CEO of the software company Wolfram Research where he works as chief designer of Mathematica and the Wolfram Alpha answer engine. Wolfram has an extensive log of personal analytics, including emails received and sent, keystrokes made, meetings and events attended, phone calls, even physical movement dating back to the 1980s. In the preface of A New Kind of Science, he noted that he recorded over one-hundred million keystrokes and one-hundred mouse miles. He has stated personal analytics can give us a whole new dimension to experiencing our lives. Find the books mentioned in Stephen Wolfram's conversation on the Lex Fridman Podcast below!

Books Mentioned in this Podcast with Lex Fridman & Stephen Wolfram:

Book Title: A Project to Find the Fundamental Theory of Physics

Author: Stephen Wolfram

Book Title: A New Kind of Science

Author: Stephen Wolfram