Jeff Hawkins: Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence | Lex Fridman Podcast #25

I really enjoyed this conversation with Jeff. Here’s the high-level outline:
0:00 – Introduction
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



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