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Oct 2, 2022

Michael Levin: Biology, Life, Aliens, Evolution, Embryogenesis & Xenobots | Lex Fridman Podcast #325

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, robotics/AI

Michael Levin is a biologist at Tufts University working on novel ways to understand and control complex pattern formation in biological systems. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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EPISODE LINKS:
Michael’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmichaellevin.
Michael’s Website: https://drmichaellevin.org.
Michael’s Papers:
Biological Robots: https://arxiv.org/abs/2207.00880
Synthetic Organisms: https://tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19420889.2021.2005863
Limb Regeneration: https://science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abj2164

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OUTLINE:
0:00 — Introduction.
1:40 — Embryogenesis.
9:08 — Xenobots: biological robots.
22:55 — Sense of self.
32:26 — Multi-scale competency architecture.
43:57 — Free will.
53:27 — Bioelectricity.
1:06:44 — Planaria.
1:18:33 — Building xenobots.
1:42:08 — Unconventional cognition.
2:06:39 — Origin of evolution.
2:13:41 — Synthetic organisms.
2:20:27 — Regenerative medicine.
2:24:13 — Cancer suppression.
2:28:15 — Viruses.
2:33:28 — Cognitive light cones.
2:38:03 — Advice for young people.
2:42:47 — Death.
2:52:17 — Meaning of life.

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