From Hawking to parasites: 5 mind expanding science talks

Alfred Anwander, MPI-CBS It’s never been easier to learn about the wonders of science from the comfort of your own home. The internet is packed with enthralling lectures from some of the greatest thinkers of our time covering subjects from the future of medicine and artificial intelligence to our place in the universe and the search for extraterrestrial life. ADVERTISEMENT We’ve rounded up some of the best TED Talks and science lectures to help you expand your mind in minutes… Stephen Hawking – Questioning the Universe In 2008, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking gave a fascinating TED Talk covering some of the really big questions including: ‘How did the universe begin?’. He also talked about how human life began and whether he believes there could be intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. Chris Bishop – Artificial Intelligence, the History and Future ADVERTISEMENT In this Royal Institution lecture, Chris Bishop from Microsoft Research talks us through artificial intelligence, delving back into its history and even taking a swift look at fictional AIs like The Terminator at 2001’s HAL. His thought-provoking talk looks at the science behind AI technology and how it might be used to help humanity in…

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