Tag: MIT

HOPE: Human Odyssey to Political Existentialism | PrincetonX on edX.org

[MUSIC PLAYING] NARRATOR: In a world where people go about their daily lives having fun and seeking passing pleasures, one professor is on a mission to destroy humanity’s happiness. URIEL ABULOF: Now, that’s unfair. I’ve got nothing against happiness– I think. I just want to show that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness don’t really capture the human condition,...

Eric Weinstein: Revolutionary Ideas in Science, Math, and Society | Artificial Intelligence Podcast

– The following is a conversation with Eric Weinstein. He’s a mathematician, economist, physicist and the managing director of Thiel Capital. He coined the term and you could say, is the founder of the Intellectual Dark Web, which is a loosely assembled group of public intellectuals that includes Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson, Steven Pinker, Joe Rogan, Michael Shermer and a...

MIT’s media lab director resigns after report on his ties to Epstein

JON: A WEEKEND RESIGNATION COMING OUT OF MIT’S PRESTIGIOUS MEDIA LAB TODAY, THE DIRECTOR IS STEPPING DOWN AMID CONTROVERSY OF TIES TO JEFFREY EPSTEIN. THE FACILITY PRESIDENT RELEASING A STATEMENT THAT READS IN PART, THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE EPSTEIN GIFTS INVOLVED A MISTAKE OF JUDGMENT. WE ARE ACTIVELY ASSESSING HOW TO BEST IMPROVE OUR POLICIES, PROCESSES, AND PROCEDURES TO FULLY...