Peter Norvig: Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach


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Peter Norvig is a research director at Google and the co-author with Stuart Russell of the book Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach that educated and inspired a whole generation of researchers including myself to get into the field. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast. If you would like to get more information about this podcast go to or connect with @lexfridman on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Medium, or YouTube where you can watch the video versions of these conversations. If you enjoy the podcast, please rate it 5 stars on iTunes or support it on Patreon. Here’s the outline with timestamps for this episode (on some players you can click on the timestamp to jump to that point in the episode):

00:00 – Introduction
00:37 – Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach
09:11 – Covering the entire field of AI
15:42 – Expert systems and knowledge representation
18:31 – Explainable AI
23:15 – Trust
25:47 – Education – Intro to AI – MOOC
32:43 – Learning to program in 10 years
37:12 – Changing nature of mastery
40:01 – Code review
41:17 – How have you changed as a programmer
43:05 – LISP
47:41 – Python
48:32 – Early days of Google Search
53:24 – What does it take to build human-level intelligence
55:14 – Her
57:00 – Test of intelligence
58:41 – Future threats from AI
1:00:58 – Exciting open problems in AI

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