Artificial Intelligence with Lex Fridman | Jeff Hawkins: Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence

Jeff Hawkins • Lex Fridman • AI Podcast

On the Artificial Intelligence (AI) podcast, host Lex Fridman interviews people who are thinking about AI from different perspectives, “including machine learning, robotics, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, economics, physics, mathematics, cognitive science, software engineering and more.”

In this episode, Lex and Jeff discuss the Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence.  This podcast is also available as a video.
1:28 – Understanding how the human brain works
5:44 – Parts of the brain
11:05 – How much do we understand?
14:20 – Nature of time in the brain
20:22 – Building a theory of intelligence
34:29 – Thousand brains theory of intelligence
40:06 – Ensembles and sensor fusion
44:00 – Concepts and language
45:38 – Memory palace and method of loci
50:20 – Reference frames
57:33 – Open problems
59:00 – Context
1:01:50 – Introspective thinking about the brain
1:04:19 – Deep learning
1:23:09 – Benchmarks
1:27:07 – Brain learning process
1:34:33 – How far are we from solving intelligence
1:38:37 – Possibility of AI winter
1:39:58 – Consciousness and intelligence
1:49:16 – Mortality
1:53:49 – Will understanding intelligence make us happy?
1:55:19 – Existential threats of AI
2:01:45 – Super-human intelligence and our future

Jeff Hawkins • Lex Fridman • AI Podcast