Scott Aaronson: Computational Complexity and Consciousness | Lex Fridman Podcast #130

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Scott’s Blog: https://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/
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OUTLINE:
0:00 – Introduction
3:31 – Simulation
8:22 – Theories of everything
14:02 – Consciousness
36:16 – Roger Penrose on consciousness
46:28 – Turing test
50:16 – GPT-3
58:46 – Universality of computation
1:05:17 – Complexity
1:11:23 – P vs NP
1:23:41 – Complexity of quantum computation
1:35:48 – Pandemic
1:49:33 – Love

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