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CategoryTowards the beginning. Or is it the end? Artificial intelligence, Computer Science, Data Analytics, & Defining intelligence.

20. Andrew Iliadis: The Most Important Part of The Internet You Have Never Heard Of / The Semantic Web

Andrew Iliadis is an assistant professor within the department of media studies at Temple University who’s research focuses on the social implications of data science and semantic computing. 

We have a fascinating conversation on web infrastructure, the semantic web, data usage, the future of the internet, getting away from digital walled gardens, and much more. 

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19. Iyad Obeid: Decoding Infinity / How To Read a Brain

Iyad Obeid is an associate professor of electrical engineering who focuses on brain computer interfaces and decoding neural signals.

My conversation with him covers the difficulties of capturing signals from neural tissue, how one can apply machine learning and big data to EEGs, the differences between brains and computers, and what the future of brain machine interfaces might look like.

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5. Peter Sterling: Brain Design & What is Health

We discuss why the brain is designed the way it is, how and why the brain is in control of many physiological actions, the importance of dopamine in everyday life, the negative impact of societies current structure on our health and what society can do to improve its collective wellbeing.

Link to his faculty page

Link to his new book, What is Health

His article in Time: “How Neuroscience Could Explain the Rise of Addictions, Heart Disease and Diabetes in 21st Century America”