Hello listerners! Welcome to another episode of the EnterVR podcast. On todays show I speak with Zoe and Michael. They are graduate robotics researchers at UC Berkeley and they are also developing a platform for you to learn and teach math using virtual reality.
Here is a preview of some of the things discussed.
30: Intro. Making a more intimate connection with math through VR.
3:00 What are the fundamental advantages of a math literate society?
5:50 What is Math VR? How will it look? Travelling to a place where math resides.
8:30 How do you know what to visualize and how to visualize it? Making 3D math accesible in VR.
12:20 How to convey the utility of math in virtual reality to the average user.
14:10 Why do you need linear algebra in your life?
16:20 “I know math, and I feel free as fuck”.
20:00 “What can’t you do with math?” AR and Wearable will make turn our world into math.
24:00 How far along in development is MathVR. Using Leapmotion to control the interface.
30:50 Speaking about the Dimensions of Interstellar. SPOILER ALERT.
37:00 What is the distribution model? Is the team trying to make money with this project?
39:30 How to contribute to the MathVR project?
41:20 Giving people the tools so that they can create their own vr math lessons.
42:00 Are we genetically encoded to love math? Are some of us doomed to never ‘get’ math?
50:22 Making math social and doing math together with friends in VR. Is Math meant to be a lonely journey?
53:00 Mathcraft. Minecraft for math.
59:00 Getting people addicted to getting smart.
1:02:00 Is Math something that you create or is it something we discover.
1:06:00 What are the implications of conclusively resolving whether math is created or discovered.
1:08:00 Could math teach people how to be better humans?
1:10:00 Could enabling the democratization of math bring about the next Hitler?
1:14:00 What does Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk know about that you don’t about AI?
1:15:00 How is a deep learning influencing the progress of AI?
1:18:30 Doing Math on drugs? Can we create drugs that can make us smarter in math?
1:25:00 “The Matrix is coming, learn math”.
1:27:00 When and how will we know when AI is here?
1:29:00 What happens when you mix quantum computers and AI algorithyms?
1:32:00 Why build AI? What’s the point?
1:35:00 What is sentience?
1:38:00 Do you create sentience from a model of the human brain or do you start from scratch?
1:42:00 The geopolitical state of AI. Is there Manhattan project for AI somewhere underneath the desert?
1:45:00 Is the military involved in the push to create better AI? How far along are they?
1:48:00 What is the singularity after all? The MIRI institute.
1:51:00 Is humanity ready for AI? What are the legal ramifications of AI?
1:55:00 How do you deal with the implications that something might be smarter than humans? Creating a human based strong AI.
1:59:00 Are we really just the sex organs of the machine?
2:02:00 Experimenting with Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation.
2:04:00 What will virtual reality look like 20 years from today?
2:06:00 How can we create the metaverse from within the metaverse.
2:08:00 Closing thoughts and how to stay in touch.
Thanks again to Zoe and Michael for being true scholars /lady and gentleman of virtual reality and thank you for listening.
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