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66 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Steven Pinker. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Steven Pinker, often where they are interviewed.

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66 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Steven Pinker. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Steven Pinker, often where they are interviewed.

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#221 Elite Liberal Steven Pinker Tries his Hand at Electoral Bullying

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Steven Pinker wants you to know that identity politics might be bad, but voting for Trump is worse because of reasons.

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Oct 29 2020 · 21mins
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[Guest Interview] Steven Pinker on AI and Irregular Verbs

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An interview with world-renowned cognitive scientist Steven Pinker on what irregular verbs can tell us about the mind.

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Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ClUfUqzFjxTE_V7LkFIhRvBwpv4uK9oMKUUrFEptwOQ/edit
Sep 29 2020 · 58mins

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The Arrow of Moral Progress with Steven Pinker

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Dr. Steven Pinker is a Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He conducts research on a number of topics, including visual cognition, psycholinguistics, and social relations. His work has received a number of prestigious prizes, including the Troland Research Prize from the National Academy of Sciences. In addition to his impressive scholarly work, Dr. Pinker has also drawn attention as a public intellectual. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, and has written nine books, including the New York Time best sellers, The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now. In this podcast, we discuss humanism and his popular books, trends of declining violence, and the general state of moral psychology.

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Transcript available at: https://www.ambercazzell.com/post/msp-ep39-stevenpinker

APA citation: Cazzell, A. R. (Host). (2020, September 8).  The Arrow of Moral Progress with Steven Pinker [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.ambercazzell.com/post/msp-ep39-StevenPinker

Sep 08 2020 · 57mins
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1. Steven Pinker: "I Manage My Controversy Portfolio Carefully”

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By cataloging the steady march of human progress, the Harvard psychologist and linguist has become a very public intellectual. But the self-declared “polite Canadian” has managed to enrage people on opposite ends of the political spectrum. Steve Levitt tries to understand why.

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Aug 22 2020 · 42mins

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TRC #595: Can The Oura Ring Detect COVID-19? + LSA vs Steven Pinker

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Cristina dunks into a segment about the NBA and how it’s hoping to protect its players with wearable technology as the league resumes the season in a Disneyworld-based bubble. Does the Oura smart ring really live up to the hype it can predict COVID-19 symptoms early? Darren provides important background and context after an open letter from the Linguistic Society of America calls for the removal of Dr. Steven Pinker.

Jul 18 2020 · 26mins
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Ep. 360 - Guest: Steven Pinker

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This is an abbreviated version of The Michael Medved Show. To get the full program, plus premium content, become a subscriber at MichaelMedved.com
Jul 11 2020 · 39mins
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Crime, Violence, and Progress With Steven Pinker (Ep.9)

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Coleman talks to Steven Pinker, a Canadian-American cognitive psychologist, linguist, and popular science author. During this episode they discuss the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers and the riots that followed, the Black Lives Matter movement, the broader discourse surrounding race in America, and more.

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Jun 17 2020 · 1hr 5mins
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Steven Pinker – Talking About Talking

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Steven Pinker and Alan explore the words we use that bind us together, even when asking someone to pass the guacamole. A conversation that explores the surprising ways we have of connecting through language – and why, despite our current crises, some things in the world really have become better.

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Jun 16 2020 · 44mins
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Steven Pinker and Stuart Russell on the Foundations, Benefits, and Possible Existential Threat of AI

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Over the past several centuries, the human condition has been profoundly changed by the agricultural and industrial revolutions. With the creation and continued development of AI, we stand in the midst of an ongoing intelligence revolution that may prove far more transformative than the previous two. How did we get here, and what were the intellectual foundations necessary for the creation of AI? What benefits might we realize from aligned AI systems, and what are the risks and potential pitfalls along the way? In the longer term, will superintelligent AI systems pose an existential risk to humanity? Steven Pinker, best selling author and Professor of Psychology at Harvard, and Stuart Russell, UC Berkeley Professor of Computer Science, join us on this episode of the AI Alignment Podcast to discuss these questions and more.

 Topics discussed in this episode include:

-The historical and intellectual foundations of AI 
-How AI systems achieve or do not achieve intelligence in the same way as the human mind
-The rise of AI and what it signifies 
-The benefits and risks of AI in both the short and long term 
-Whether superintelligent AI will pose an existential risk to humanity

You can find the page for this podcast here: https://futureoflife.org/2020/06/15/steven-pinker-and-stuart-russell-on-the-foundations-benefits-and-possible-existential-risk-of-ai/

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0:00 Intro 
4:30 The historical and intellectual foundations of AI 
11:11 Moving beyond dualism 
13:16 Regarding the objectives of an agent as fixed 
17:20 The distinction between artificial intelligence and deep learning 
22:00 How AI systems achieve or do not achieve intelligence in the same way as the human mind
49:46 What changes to human society does the rise of AI signal? 
54:57 What are the benefits and risks of AI? 
01:09:38 Do superintelligent AI systems pose an existential threat to humanity? 
01:51:30 Where to find and follow Steve and Stuart

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Jun 15 2020 · 1hr 52mins
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Steven Pinker: Cognitive Psychologist, Linguist, and Author

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This week on Remarkable People, Guy will blow your mind interviewing Harvard Professor Steven Pinker. Steven Pinker is a professor of cognitive science (the study of the human mind) who writes about language, mind and human nature.
Apr 08 2020 · 27mins