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Podcast Profile: The Stephen Wolfram Podcast

podcast imageTwitter: @stephen_wolfram@WolframResearch
Site: www.stephenwolfram.com
352 episodes
2017 to present
Average episode: 80 minutes
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Categories: Monologue (Non-Course)

Podcaster's summary: Stephen Wolfram is the creator of Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha and the Wolfram Language; the author of A New Kind of Science; and the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. Over the course of nearly four decades, he has been a pioneer in the development and application of computational thinking—and has been responsible for many discoveries, inventions and innovations in science, technology and business. | | On his podcast, Stephen discusses topics ranging from the history of science to the future of civilization and ethics of AI.

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List Updated: 2024-Apr-14 06:46 UTC. Episodes: 352. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2024-Apr-12 • 69 minutes
Future of Science & Technology Q&A (September 29, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | | Questions include: What can you say about the future of physics? - Something practical: do you think pens and pencils still have room for improvement, or has writing technology been perfected? - ​Should we prioritize adding new senses to ourselves (a magnetic north sense with some device, for example) to di...
2024-Apr-12 • 63 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [September 22, 2023]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | | Questions include: If human reaction speed were faster, would that be helpful? How much faster could it be? Is the limiting factor the nerve signal relays or brain processing time?​ - Do you find it weird that on Earth, animals with bigger brains are considered the more intelligent species, but in technology, t...
2024-Apr-08 • 143 minutes
When Exactly Will the Eclipse Happen? A Multimillennium Tale of Computation
Stephen reads a recent blog from https://writings.stephenwolfram.com and then answers questions live from his viewers. | Read the blog along with Stephen: https://writings.stephenwolfram.com/2024/03/when-exactly-will-the-eclipse-happen... | Watch the original livestream on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7Eqhd34ytoc | |
2024-Apr-05 • 77 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (September 20, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | | Questions include: ​Were the 70s truly the golden age of electronics? - What's the history of hacking? When did security risks become a prominent issue? - ​Did you get to know Carver Mead at Caltech? - What progress did the antigravity research movement gain in the 50s–60s, and why did research eventually s...
2024-Apr-05 • 90 minutes
Future of Science & Technology Q&A (September 15, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | | Questions include: Would an alien intelligence experiencing a different slice of the ruliad (a "ruster") close to ours likely experience black holes in a similar way? - ​Is rulial space bigger than branchial space? - Maybe it's a Gaussian distribution around a point in rulial space that makes huma...
2024-Mar-29 • 84 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (September 6, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | | Questions include: Is writing the same as thinking? - After reviewing your Wikipedia page, I noticed that you left undergraduate/postgraduate study before graduation for whatever reason. My question pertains to how you found the application process and background study for being accepted into ...
2024-Mar-29 • 98 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (August 30, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | | Questions include: ​Do you believe we had an exploration age? Sometimes the hype feels exponential, but maybe it's just linear. What are your thoughts? - When was it that we learned about weather being essentially mathematics and physics, which could be utilized to create weapons that can control weather an...
2024-Mar-22 • 151 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Readings: Can AI Solve Science?
Stephen reads a recent blog from https://writings.stephenwolfram.com and then answers questions live from his viewers. | | Read the blog along with Stephen: https://writings.stephenwolfram.com/2024/03/can-ai-solve-science/... | Watch the original livestream on YouTube: https://youtu.be/goYaSkxG8LA
2024-Mar-22 • 89 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [August 25, 2023]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | | Questions include: Could we be inside of a black hole? Can biological life survive?​ - Would something trapped in the liminal space between the event horizon and "singularity" eventually be able to escape?​ - ​In a black hole, does time stop? Is this a case for string theory?​ - What are the implicati...
2024-Mar-22 • 93 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (August 23, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | | Questions include: Just saw your new blog about Ed Fredkin–what an interesting read! What was writing the blog like? Do you enjoy these more biographical pieces vs. more purely technical pieces you've written? - ​When you first created Wolfram Language and the other products around it (Mathema...
2024-Mar-15 • 79 minutes
Future of Science & Technology Q&A (August 18, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | | Questions include: Do you think houses are going to change much in the future? Will we reach the age of true "smart houses"? - Within the next 20 years, will "artificial intelligent" image recognition and/or image segmentation systems equal the accuracy of expert humans? For example, wil...
2024-Mar-15 • 81 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (August 16, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | | Questions include: Do you know the history of the invention of OCR (Optical character recognition)? - With recent developments, can you talk about the history of theories of extraterrestrial life and search for extraterrestrial life? - Who do you think is the most undervalued scientist in the last 100 years...
2024-Mar-08 • 63 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (August 9, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | | Questions include: What are the challenges of working in interdisciplinary fields? - What do you make of one-person businesses? They seem to be trendy these days. - How do I become "world class" in a subject? It might be mathematics or computer science etc. - Who are some young peopl...
2024-Mar-08 • 65 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [August 4, 2023]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | | Questions include: What would a bio-computer look like?​ - ​Interesting to think whether John Conway's Life is a kind of life. Can you grow life from a computer program?​ - ​Why are there different colors of flowers but not trees?​ - What causes a four-leaf clover? Why are they so rare?​ - ​The mantis shrimp has 12 typ...
2024-Mar-01 • 70 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (August 2, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | | Questions include: Do we know what the first piece of technology was? - ​If Alan Turing had not died at age 41, what might he have worked on during the remainder of his life? - What if von Neumann lived longer? Would computation and cellular automata have any potential? - ​Who was the first who used statist...
2024-Mar-01 • 79 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (July 26, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | | Questions include: Did you see the Oppenheimer movie? If so, what were your thoughts? - What are the things one should do to prepare oneself to become a scientist regarding education path, ideas, tools in the upcoming age of computation and AI? - Can "Kelly Criterion", aka calculatin...
2024-Feb-23 • 95 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (July 19, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Can you discuss a bit of your personal history with AI? When did you first become interested in the idea? - Have you seen Oppenheimer yet or do you plan to? What can you say about the history it's based on? - Have new scientific discoveries historically initiated out of myths? | |
2024-Feb-23 • 88 minutes
Future of Science and Technology Q&A: Live from the Wolfram Summer School (July 7, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | | Questions include: Can you comment on the future of LLMs being running in the cloud vs. being run on one's local machine? - Does the NANOGrav discovery spark ideas for experimental validation of the Physics Project? - Can you discuss the next evolution for AI models? So far we have: language models, image –...
2024-Feb-16 • 61 minutes
Future of Science & Technology Q&A (June 16, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | | Questions include: What's there to say about the future of neural nets? - Neural nets could evolve to be able to be trainers? What are the limits? - It seems like every decade I've been alive scientists keep saying "We just realized that brains/DNA are actually a lot more complicated than we realized, ...
2024-Feb-16 • 81 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (June 14, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | | Questions include: How do you balance work and life? Do you have advice for maintaining a healthy lifestyle while working? How do you find time for socializing and exercising? - When will you retire and devote all of your time to your Physics Project, or is retiring out of the question? - Have...
2024-Feb-09 • 77 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [June 9, 2023]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | | Questions include: Could the expansion of the universe affect biological evolution? - ​How much does the sky weigh? How much does the Earth weigh? - What would happen if gravity on Earth changed to that of the Moon? What if gravity suddenly got stronger? - So a full data memory card vs. a new, empty data memory...
2024-Feb-09 • 69 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (June 7, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | | Questions include: How did scientific disciplines originate and evolve through the centuries? - Do you think Apple's new VR headset will be much different than previous releases of other VR headsets? What do past releases of similar products predict? - VR kind of reminds me of video game systems. Your produ...
2024-Feb-02 • 78 minutes
Future of Science & Technology Q&A (June 2, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Do you think the latest electric car is worth buying these days? What is the future of cars? - With technology integration, would we be able to do away with having to sleep in the future? - As far as human evolution, do you believe the human race is still evolving or have we peaked as a spec...
2024-Feb-02 • 86 minutes
Future of Science & Technology Q&A (May 19, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Aside from faster processing speeds, what are some other ways computers may be improved in the future? - Will we still use books in 5-10 years, or will they be replaced by chatting with an AI? - It's moving toward narrative-driven, AI-powered, procedural generated VR environments with metahu...
2024-Jan-26 • 64 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (May 31, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: Do you think LLMs will give everyone something akin to a personal McKinsey consultant? - How much efficiency is lost by needing to explain things to a team vs. doing a whole design alone? - With schools ending for the year, what are some ways to continue teaching kids over the ...
2024-Jan-26 • 84 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [May 26, 2023]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Is it possible to create more universe? - Why does running my Waterpik interrupt Bluetooth connections? - In third grade, I had an argument with a teacher. She said, "Before humans had language, they thought just like us." I argued that couldn't be true–instead, language gave way to co...
2024-Jan-19 • 86 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (May 24, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Are the stars and constellations we see today the same that were seen by the ancient civilizations who first studied them? Do star positions ever change? - What do you make of the relationship between rhetoric and math? They are held in contradistinction, but I am thinking of the relation b...
2024-Jan-19 • 76 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (May 17, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: From a leadership standpoint, what are your best teachings on how to lead with purpose? What is your leadership style? - How do you handle making mistakes? - It is impressive to see you (in a livecoding session) pull open a 20-year-old Mathematica document to refer to an earlie...
2024-Jan-12 • 83 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [May 12, 2023]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Why is it important that the periodic table is structured as a table rather than a list of elements? - Is the periodic table just the table for the current state? Since there weren't heavy atoms from the start (Big Bang), maybe in the far future everything decays and just the electrons survive. ...
2024-Jan-12 • 100 minutes
Stephen Wolfram on Observer Theory
Stephen reads a blog from https://writings.stephenwolfram.com and then answers questions live from his viewers. | Read the blog along with Stephen: https://writings.stephenwolfram.com/2023/12/observer-theory/... | Watch the original livestream on YouTube: https://youtu.be/VDGyZUfL1BA
2024-Jan-05 • 87 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (May 10, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: When researching, do you find it's more helpful to stay close to modern times in terms of content, or do findings from hundreds of years ago also prove valuable? - ​Can you talk about the history of theories of cognition and consciousness? What did the ancients think? Did Gödel or Turing thi...
2024-Jan-05 • 62 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [May 5, 2023]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Congrats on the new blog post! Are there any dangers to these "custom" plugins? Allowing ChatGPT access to your computer seems like asking for an AI takeover. - Is current tech like ChatGPT going to be able to answer every question imaginable? - Are you worried about being replaced by ...
2023-Dec-29 • 72 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (May 3, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: Do you like philosophy? Do you see math as a part of it? - Is it better to get a college degree in something practical like business and save interests as extracurricular classes or side hobbies? - It just seems like being in a university allows you to spend more time learning,...
2023-Dec-29 • 72 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [April 28, 2023]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: In quantum chromodynamics, what is color confinement? - How did we discover strong nuclear force? - Is there a finite number of sub-atomic particles? Or will we forever find new unique ones? - How do detectors sense the presence of these particles? For example, if a microphone has a diaphragm de...
2023-Dec-22 • 100 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (April 26, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Can you discuss the history of programming languages? Is programming always associated with computers or were there other forms of programming? - Didn't IBM have its own extremely labor intensive "telegraph" system? - How do you think Ada Lovelace would view the current age of AI? ...
2023-Dec-22 • 91 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [April 21, 2023]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: If you ask the AI the exact same question several times, will it give the same answer or will it change it based on some random function? Or do the neurons change during self-learning and change the answer? - Do you think at any point we will create an AI factory? Like specialized AI algorithms ...
2023-Dec-15 • 88 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (April 19, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: If you have a goal with many clearly defined milestones that are dependent on each other in order to get to the finish line, how do you generally approach that? - Do you have a bucket list? What are some things you hope you see or experience in life that you haven't yet? - What...
2023-Dec-15 • 82 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [April 14, 2023]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include:I've been hearing of AI and LLMs in context of an "arms race" between countries. What do LLMs look like scaled up in that manner (vs. a global LLM)? - What about model interoperability? Where are we at on the research for that? Do we need to develop new and more sophisticated mathematic...
2023-Dec-08 • 64 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (April 12, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Do you think it will be possible to recreate historical figures as bots to interact with and get their perspective on current research areas? - Why do many great mathematicians complete their most influential work in their early 20s? - Does "prompting" (as for LLMs) have some histo...
2023-Dec-08 • 68 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [April 7, 2023]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include:With the rise of AI, what will happen to the world of education? - Will we able to provide basic things to everyone with the use of only machines (specifically food, water and shelter)? At that point, will jobs be obsolete or not? - Are we about to reach a post-truth world due to AI-enabled misin...
2023-Dec-01 • 88 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (April 5, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include:Should I become a programmer? At what age do you think kids should start learning computer-related skills? Should programming be a core class for students, like math and English? - What do you think are good ways to introduce computational thinking to kids? - But can you really ...
2023-Dec-01 • 75 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [March 31, 2023]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: If ChatGPT's transformer model stores the averaging of the text that regular people produced on the internet plus millions of books, is it fair to say that it's going to produce mediocre output? What if we train a model with text produced by geniuses ONLY, like Euler, Gauss, Newton, Benjamin Fra...
2023-Nov-24 • 73 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (March 22, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: What's the history of AI? What's the first recorded example of artificial intelligence? - It's amazing how well the movie 2001 still holds up. - What did pattern matching look like in the Middle Ages? - What's the relationship between "cybernetics" and AI? Is it simply a popularize...
2023-Nov-24 • 78 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [March 10, 2023]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Suppose I wanted to store digital data in a way that would be accessible to archeologists 10,000 years in the future. How could I achieve this? The best I can come up with is the awkward thin aluminum or titanium punch cards. Obviously, there would also be sheets of metal with plain writing on t...
2023-Nov-17 • 83 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (March 8, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Please discuss the history of graph theory and network theory. What was the role of computation? - So graph theory evolved as a theory after practice, like thermodynamics and the steam engine? - Graphs as knowledge representation were popular in AI the late 60s, and more formally in theoreti...
2023-Nov-17 • 84 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (March 1, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | | Questions include: What is your favorite blog/book you've written? Any specific reason, why or why not? - How was your trip? Was it for business or just for fun? - As a remote CEO, do you ever get cabin fever from being home constantly? Do you try to keep work in certain rooms of your home to ...
2023-Nov-10 • 91 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [March 3, 2023]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Could every exoplanet have a habitable zone if one could get just far enough away from the star? What makes a planet habitable? - Why do we measure sound using decibels? - What advances in synthetic biology do you think will happen in the short term, the long term and the very long term? Have yo...
2023-Nov-10 • 82 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (February 15, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: How did you begin your journey into the livestreaming world? It's not something I see most CEOs doing, and I must say it is enjoyable to see one such as yourself be available in such an open capacity to share your knowledge and engage with others. - Do you ever get overwhelmed ...
2023-Nov-03 • 78 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [February 10, 2023]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | | Questions include: Is there a way to digitize DNA sequences and examine them? - ​Is a complete family tree of humanity with billions of connections a realistic possibility? - Is DNA a tree or a semi-lattice? - How likely is it that genetic engineering can create many mammalian species with superhuman intelligen...
2023-Nov-03 • 77 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (February 8, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | What would you say is the most important human-designed algorithm of all time? - Historically, who has led the trends in science, practitioners or academics? - Did Richard Feynman really think that "philosophy is baloney"? Did you ever discuss non-physics subjects? - If simulation becomes sufficientl...
2023-Oct-27 • 70 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [February 3, 2023]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: How do we predict weather? - Basically, weather forecasting is an excellent example of computational irreducibility. - Can you discuss your recent blog on the second law of thermodynamics?
2023-Oct-27 • 85 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (February 1, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: Congratulations on the recent blog post! Can you talk about the process of writing a blog post like this? Why did you decide to do a three-part series? - Congratulations! Refreshing. Great timing, as thermodynamics is now used in generative AI models, i.e. nonequilibrium thermo...
2023-Oct-20 • 72 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [January 27, 2023]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Do you think it's possible to sustain life on Mars? How far into the future do you see this happening? - Maybe biological switches would change everything for a biological machine. - Could you explain the fundamental principles of biology? - Aren't neurons the biological analog of switches? - Ca...
2023-Oct-20 • 74 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (January 25, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Historically,​ what are some of the most prominent developments in the twentieth-century history of software design? - I watched the recent NASA rocket launch and wondered what's new in the past 60 years. - ​Why did American English develop common words for every third order of magnitude (mi...
2023-Oct-13 • 95 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [January 20, 2023]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Can you talk a bit about Pangaea? How do continents shift? Is it possible to reform Pangaea? Is there technology that could prevent this? - How does ChatGPT work? - Could you say that Chat GPT has made a graph of the space of words or ideas? - I'd love to see a thesaurus based on vectors into se...
2023-Oct-13 • 98 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (January 18, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: What is the one question (or all questions) a CEO must be asking himself every day? - Why did you choose walking as your main exercise? Did you try other modalities? Is there a scientific reason or just personal preference? Did you do any analysis regarding which exercises deli...
2023-Oct-06 • 81 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (January 11, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: What could Aristotle have accomplished if he had a modern machine-learning system? Could he have discovered logic? - Didn't Noam Chomsky also do some work in the intersection between math/logic and language? I wondered if language models are based on that at all? - Will the next generation o...
2023-Oct-06 • 89 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [January 6, 2023]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Is it possible to produce large amounts of crude oil artificially by manipulating chemical kinetics? - How is the distance to a distant galaxy determined? - What industries do you think will be most disrupted by ChatGPT and Midjourney AI applications? - Thoughts on integrating the Wolfram interf...
2023-Sep-29 • 96 minutes
What We've Learned from NKS 20 Years Later: The Making and Current State of NKS [Part 3]
In this episode of "What We've Learned from NKS", Stephen Wolfram is celebrating the 20th anniversary of A New Kind of Science with a look at the making of and current state of NKS in an ongoing livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/12aAqLklA
2023-Sep-29 • 103 minutes
What We've Learned from NKS 20 Years Later: The Making and Current State of NKS [Part 2]
In this episode of "What We've Learned from NKS", Stephen Wolfram is celebrating the 20th anniversary of A New Kind of Science with a look at the making of and current state of NKS in an ongoing livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/12aAqLklA
2023-Sep-29 • 107 minutes
What We've Learned from NKS 20 Years Later: The Making and Current State of NKS [Part 1]
In this episode of "What We've Learned from NKS", Stephen Wolfram is celebrating the 20th anniversary of A New Kind of Science with a look at the making of and current state of NKS in an ongoing livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/12aAqLklA
2023-Sep-22 • 42 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [December 30, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: What causes snow? Why doesn't rain just turn into ice? - OK, Stephen really knows his stuff on this branch of physics... he's studied in detail. - Why is the density of solid water lower than liquid water? - Is there any other molecule that also expands when it is solid? - Why is the density of ...
2023-Sep-22 • 75 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (December 28, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Was the invention of computers inevitable? Will evolution always stumble upon universal computers, given enough resources? What are the implications for the laws of physics and reality? - I don't think computing technology could have possibly been conceived until after the Industrial Revolut...
2023-Sep-15 • 106 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [December 23, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Could you discuss the importance and relevance of ChatGPT. I find it astonishing. I am also wondering the extent to which its principles might inform Wolfram|Alpha simplified input. I'd also love a Wolfram ChatGPT interface. - Is this livestream generated in realtime by a Stephen bot? - Wouldn'...
2023-Sep-15 • 89 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (December 21, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include:What are your thoughts on operational systems and how they impact personal productivity? Have you ever used Microsoft Windows? Could you tell us a bit of your computer setup (OS, productivity tools, files sync systems, etc.)? - With consistent routines and self-tracking, have yo...
2023-Sep-12 • 150 minutes
A Conversation Between Jonathan Gorard and Stephen Wolfram (September 1, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram plays the role of Salonnière in an on-going series of intellectual explorations with special guests. In this episode, Jonathan Gorard joins Stephen to discuss ongoing science research. Watch all of the conversations here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-conversations...
2023-Sep-08 • 63 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [December 16, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: What is some history of thermodynamics you found interesting while working on your new project? - What is the history of mathematical rigor? - What's the history of chocolate? What technology allowed the creation of chocolate candies to become so popular? - In the history of computer archite...
2023-Sep-08 • 82 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (December 14, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: What is some history of thermodynamics you found interesting while working on your new project? - What is the history of mathematical rigor? - What's the history of chocolate? What technology allowed the creation of chocolate candies to become so popular? - In the history of computer archite...
2023-Sep-01 • 82 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [December 9, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Are there nuclear reactions going on inside our bodies? - Do you think we'll ever be able to replace damaged brain parts with computational parts as another form of prosthesis? -- What ethical implications will become relevant when we combine machine learning and brain sensors/effectors? - Su...
2023-Sep-01 • 86 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (December 7, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: Is it worth moving to the USA from the UK/Europe to pursue a career in science, mathematics or engineering? What if one wants to change the world? - How long should one wait after college to start some startup in an area of their interest/expertise? - When you are thinking deep...
2023-Aug-25 • 65 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [December 2, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Are we close to making face recognition a ubiquitous replacement for passwords in electronic systems that require a login, negating the need to remember and constantly change multiple passwords? - Can you describe the correlations among qubits, how they differ from ordinary bits and the potentia...
2023-Aug-25 • 73 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (November 30, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Can you give some insight into automata theory, its history and its applications up until today? - How did scientists figure out the source of the cosmic microwave radiation? - Why didn't containers become popular until Docker around 2013? It seems like they would have been very useful long ...
2023-Aug-18 • 93 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [November 25, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: There was a study where they saw helices in superconducting materials. What properties make helices common in nature, from DNA to whirlpools to EMR? - Can you tell us why electrons in the atoms of the Sun do not burn due to the heat? - How does superconducting magnet levitation work? - Fermions ...
2023-Aug-18 • 82 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (November 23, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: As a British native, do you participate in Thanksgiving festivities? - Do you ever use spreadsheets or any other type of specialist app to manage information? Or is your main tool Mathematica? - Do you go through periods of low motivation? If so, what do you do to get over that...
2023-Aug-11 • 81 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [November 18, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Does gravity's strength cause a fundamental limit for the size a planet? What about a star? What about a black hole? What about a galaxy? What about the universe? - Internal gas pressure and gravity are two main forces for star formation from nebulas. - What was the pressure of the early univers...
2023-Aug-11 • 82 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (November 16, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Did Einstein ever attempt to quantize spacetime, as opposed to treating it as a continuous medium? - We are ultra-interested to hear about this future history of science! - What was the most fantastic experience you had as a physicist? - What is the history behind migrating the entropy term ...
2023-Aug-04 • 70 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [November 11, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: How does sand form near the sea? - Is grammar invented or discovered? - ​I believe there exists a 13 letter language from a pacific island. Do you think a 10 letter language would be useful since every word would also be a base 10 number? - ​How can a natural programming language replace older c...
2023-Aug-04 • 80 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (November 9, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: How do you prepare for your keynote talks about new technologies and Wolfram Language features? - What barriers currently still exist that keep AR/VR from being widely useful in the workplace? - One thing I genuinely appreciate about Stephen is his obvious incredible delight wh...
2023-Jul-28 • 67 minutes
Stephen Wolfram on Generative AI Space and the Mental Imagery of Alien Minds
Stephen reads a recent blog from https://writings.stephenwolfram.com and then answers questions live from his viewers. | Read the blog along with Stephen: https://writings.stephenwolfram.com/2023/07/generative-ai-space-and-the-mental-i... | Watch the original livestream on YouTube: https://youtu.be/X8DQuazATdM
2023-Jul-28 • 94 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [November 4, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Are all pixels squares/rectangles, or have other shapes (which can tile the plane) been used? - Why hasn't all the cosmic background radiation escaped out into the universe by now? How is it still around to be detected billions of years later? - It's weird to talk about time experienced by a pho...
2023-Jul-28 • 100 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (November 2, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Do you think that in the future, people will look at our societal interest in math and science the same way we view alchemists and theologians of old? - Tell us about the history of chess computers and the approaches they used before deep learning. - Can you talk about the history of softwar...
2023-Jul-21 • 81 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [October 28, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Why were only a few species domesticated? Could any species be domesticated? Are humans domesticated? - Does conditioning have anything to do with domestication? - Since an octopus has nine brains, including one in each leg, how does it see the world? - Every animal has different capabilities, w...
2023-Jul-21 • 76 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (October 26, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: Do you have any fun Halloween plans? Any memorable costumes you've dressed up in or have seen? - If you could spend the day as any animal in the world, what would it be? What might the change in perspective allow you to understand and apply toward your current work? - What are ...
2023-Jul-14 • 84 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (October 12, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: How much time do you spend on building Wolfram Language vs. doing research on the Physics Project? And what are the pros and cons of doing both things? - When working on something new, how do you know if you're making progress? Have you had stretches of time when you were explo...
2023-Jul-14 • 79 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [October 7, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Should we try to contact extraterrestrial beings by broadcasting signals into space, or is it too dangerous to reveal our location? - How do you tell if something is natural or artificial? - How far can an EMP from the human heart travel? - If I am on an object moving two-thirds of the speed of ...
2023-Jul-07 • 99 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (October 5, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: What's the history behind emails and instant messaging? I have a hard time imagining life before then and handling communication that may not get a response for days (waiting for a letter in the mail). - What were the early days of Wolfram|Alpha like? - I see papers from '40s - even '30s - o...
2023-Jul-07 • 78 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [September 30, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Why are there herbivores and carnivores? Isn't it evolutionarily best for everything to be omnivorous? - Short digestive systems are better for meat, as they offer some protection from infection, but are less efficient for extracting nutrients from plant matter. Fire allowed us to enjoy both wor...
2023-Jun-30 • 138 minutes
Celebrating 35 Years of Mathematica [June 23, 2023] (Part 2)
Stephen Wolfram celebrates 35 years of Mathematica, originally launched on June 23, 1988, starting with a look at V1 of Mathematica on a Mac SE/30. The live demonstration (part 1) is followed by a discussion (part 2) covering the development and timeless nature of Mathematica, as well as answering viewer questions. Watch the original livestream on YouTube: https://youtu.be/HxWg8exJxNY
2023-Jun-30 • 31 minutes
Celebrating 35 Years of Mathematica [June 23, 2023] (Part 1)
Stephen Wolfram celebrates 35 years of Mathematica, originally launched on June 23, 1988, starting with a look at V1 of Mathematica on a Mac SE/30. The live demonstration (part 1) is followed by a discussion (part 2) covering the development and timeless nature of Mathematica, as well as answering viewer questions. | This podcast episode is an audio recording from a video livestream, and some of the topics discussed may reference visual examples that are not available in this audio format. Watch the origina...
2023-Jun-30 • 87 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (September 28, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: Have you ever owned a pet? Is there any animal you've ever wanted as a pet, even if it wasn't a typical one, like a Komodo dragon? - Fall weather is here! Is there a season or time of year where you are more/less productive as an effect of the weather? - I went swimming today-a...
2023-Jun-30 • 57 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [September 23, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Is there any scientific approach to simulate society? What are the main laws in sociology? - Property rights are a very basic element of a society. They lead to saving, then specialization, then trade, then currency. - Why are some physical constants dimensionless?
2023-Jun-23 • 70 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (September 21, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: You recently talked about relearning the history of thermodynamics. Can I ask for resources for learning the history of thermodynamics? - Can you talk about the history of mathematical/computational linguistics (the one that studies the principles and regularities of natural languages)? Ther...
2023-Jun-23 • 66 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [September 16, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: How do tornadoes form? - Why does a fan create white noise? - Is that how they produced the audio from our galaxy's supermassive black hole? - Fans also generate a different speed of flow radially, as the linear speed is lower closer to the center of the blades than the outside. - I think they w...
2023-Jun-16 • 64 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (September 14, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: What's your rule of thumb for launching a product (for yourself and for others)? Minimum viable product? Quantum of utility? Other? - How did you deal with the boring aspects of developing a product (e.g. marketing, sales) when you didn't have people to delegate to? - Would the...
2023-Jun-16 • 92 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (September 7, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Did any ancient unit systems use base 10, or did they all use more easily dividable bases like 12, 20, 60, etc.? - What is the history of design patterns in software engineering? How did people come to them? - Did you ever meet Niklaus Wirth, Dennis Ritchie, Brian Kernighan, Alan Kay and/or ...
2023-Jun-09 • 88 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (August 31, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: Stephen knows and remembers so much! Any hints on memory techniques and how to learn in general, and especially in math and physics as an adult? - ​What do you think of shifts in perspective as a source of discoveries in science? Is there any place for discoveries based on ques...
2023-Jun-09 • 84 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (August 24, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: If we had discovered combinatory logic before statistical mechanics, what else might have ensued? - I've been wondering why Stephen didn't explore chess in his paper on games. Maybe he could discuss the history of chess AI. - Can we design a better game somehow? Do you think it's regrettable...
2023-Jun-02 • 75 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [August 19, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Why are there still mysteries in our knowledge of the human body in spite of exponential advancement in our understanding? - What are the approximate odds that two people have had the same fingerprint pattern? (odds of a collision among all fingerprints within the enumeration of the parameter sp...
2023-Jun-02 • 78 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (August 17, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: I am writing a long-form article about James Lovelock, who was unusual in that he was an independent scientist. It struck me that you count as one too, and I wondered if you had ever blogged about the upside or downside of not being part of the scientific establishment? - ​What...
2023-May-26 • 106 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [August 12, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: How is computation in nature different than the computation that a computer does? ​- Why do cars get much hotter than the outside air temperature? In Austin this week, my car's internal air temperature was 130° F, while it was 100° F outside. - Why haven't we discovered a cure for baldness? Comp...
2023-May-26 • 83 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (August 10, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: You have published several other books after NKS. Has publishing technology and quality changed in the intervening time? - Would you like to provide a history of fluid mechanics, for example how the Navier–Stokes equations were discovered and how they work? - Given the recent hearings on and...
2023-May-19 • 81 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [August 5, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: How do glaciers form? - Is the orbit of the Earth constant around the Sun? Or is there a variation on a large time frame? - Could it explain the ice ages? - ​​Have you ever studied aerial photos of ocean waves to assess their evolution for irreducibility/pockets of reducibility? - Do you think o...
2023-May-19 • 73 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (August 3, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: In science, when is it preferable to self-publish rather than go through academic journals? ​- What place do you see for competitive behavior (especially in respect to the paper/citation system) in science? - What do you think would be a good replacement for peer review? - Have...
2023-May-12 • 73 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [July 29, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: ​​What does the concept of the ruliad say about teleportation? ​​​- So are we experiencing a single state of the universe, or are we sampling different branches to build our experience? ​​​- ​If the speed of light emerges from propagation through discrete emes, then does the speed of light vary ...
2023-May-12 • 82 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (July 27, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: How was it determined that light travels at a constant speed in a vacuum? - Could you speak about the history of the hard sphere model in statistical mechanics? In many textbooks, it is mentioned rather briefly for something so fundamental. - How did the study of nonlinear dynamics come abou...
2023-May-05 • 63 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [June 24, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: How much does a cat's tail affect its ability to land on its feet? Do cats without tails tend to fall over frequently? - ​​​​​Could a planet have "internal" rotation of its molten core while having a stagnant outer surface, or perhaps a slowly rotating surface? - ​​​​What's the deal wi...
2023-May-05 • 73 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (June 22, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: Are periodic boom and bust cycles of the economy inevitable, or should we by now be capable of managing national economies better, simultaneously avoiding both recessions and excessive inflation? - What modes does Stephen Wolfram have? - What are the personality traits of Steph...
2023-Apr-28 • 67 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [June 10, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: ​​As the Wolfram Language grows, will the number of lines of code ever shrink? What could cause such a trend? - ​​​​Scientists are trying to elucidate the origins of life on Earth. The current focus is exploring the "RNA world." This occurred 4.5 billion years ago. Could there have bee...
2023-Apr-28 • 70 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (June 8, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: What is the value system you follow based on? Have you designed your own value and motivational structure? - Do you find exercising your personal thoughts on these livestreams can be a therapeutic experience? - Have you ever thought about the role of physical exercise or sports...
2023-Apr-21 • 64 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [June 3, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: ​What's the difference between bits and bytes? - Can you talk about what a "sufficiently smart compiler" is? ​​​​- Sometimes I wonder if a program can be "lifted" to an unrelated mathematical representation, in which certain transformation rules would discover a more efficien...
2023-Apr-21 • 91 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (June 1, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Do you think we'll ever get to the stage of having flying cars? Is there any historical evidence? - Even now with traction control, anti-lock braking systems, automatic crash avoidance and the like, driving cars has automated "smart" safeguards nowadays. - It seems like many scienc...
2023-Apr-14 • 62 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [May 27, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Does evolution move toward complexity or simplicity? - ​​​We should breed extremophile bacteria and algae to terraform planets by slowly exposing them to toxic atmospheres. ​​​- Can bacteria be diabetic? - ​​Did Craig Venter indeed create synthetic life, or did he just change the existing specie...
2023-Apr-14 • 74 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (May 25, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: Do you think software innovations are stronger with mathematical research tied to them, even for "non-mathematical software"? - Can you say more about your writing process? How much time does it take for you to finish writing a blog post? How do you integrate a bunch ...
2023-Apr-07 • 82 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [May 20, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Do you think having many (eventually thousands of) IoT devices will necessitate some kind of additional routing logic on local networks to prevent primary devices (desktops) from being slowed? - ​​The implementation of IPv6 solved the problem of the number of possible internet addresses, ...
2023-Apr-07 • 71 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (May 18, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Why did electromagnetism become a focus of study so late into human civilization? Wouldn't the ancients have observed and studied magnets and static electricity and characterized it as easily as we did? - Why did Turing come up with Turing machines as a basis for computation and not t...
2023-Mar-31 • 69 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [May 13, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: What's the densest thing in the universe? I've heard that black holes don't count—why? - The entire mass of the Earth at neutron star density would fit into a sphere of 305 m in diameter (the size of the Arecibo Telescope). - What if black holes are like visible branchings in the multiway...
2023-Mar-31 • 62 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (May 11, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: Would you agree that the way you succeed matters a lot in regards to whether you get to enjoy your success or not? - How do you mold your environment to create good working habits? - What's the best passive way to make money (stock trading, investing, etc.) and how stable is it...
2023-Mar-24 • 73 minutes
History of AI (March 22, 2023)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Excerpt from livestream episode History of Science and Technology Q&A (March 22, 2023), Stephen Wolfram answers: What is the history of AI? What is the first recorded example of artificial intelligence? | Stephen's conversation with Terry Sejnowski on the history of neural nets is available here: https://y...
2023-Mar-24 • 68 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [May 6, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Can you explain rasterization? -  Does the human visual system use a molecular-scale version of rasterization? - When I close my eyes and apply pressure, why do I see colored dynamic geometric patterns? ​I also see the grid, and it's interesting how it fades when your normal vision f...
2023-Mar-24 • 85 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (May 4, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Can you discuss the thinking process of the discovery of complex numbers, quaternions and octonions? - Can you go over the history of Grothendieck? What lead to the homotopy hypothesis? - Can you talk about the history of four-function calculators? - Could you tell us when cybersecurity was ...
2023-Mar-17 • 52 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [April 29, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Considering visual perception discontinuous or discrete, can we also consider it quantized? In that case, could it be calculated as "discrete packets of visual perception," based on quantum physics? - If the level of CO2 was much higher in the past, why wasn't there a runaway greenhouse e...
2023-Mar-17 • 78 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (April 27, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: Do you take work problems home? What are your thoughts about a balanced work life? - What is a "shocking" meeting? - What do you think of Elon Musk buying Twitter? - It's like voting for algorithms in elections! Algorithm personalities or bias will be increasingly important, I ...
2023-Mar-10 • 107 minutes
A Conversation Between Terry Sejnowski & Stephen Wolfram (February 14, 2023) [Part 2]
Part 2 (of 2)—Stephen Wolfram plays the role of Salonnière in an on-going series of intellectual explorations with special guests. In this episode, Terry Sejnowski joins Stephen to discuss the the long story of how neural nets got to where they are. Watch all of the conversations here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-conversations...
2023-Mar-10 • 74 minutes
A Conversation Between Terry Sejnowski & Stephen Wolfram (February 14, 2023) [Part 1]
Part 1 (of 2)—Stephen Wolfram plays the role of Salonnière in an on-going series of intellectual explorations with special guests. In this episode, Terry Sejnowski joins Stephen to discuss the the long story of how neural nets got to where they are. Watch all of the conversations here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-conversations...
2023-Mar-03 • 67 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [April 22, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: What is quantum chemistry good for? Anything interesting? - Chemistry is great! Just fertilizer has made an incredible impact throughout history. The Haber process almost single-handedly changed human history. - Isn't organic chemistry/biology the study of programmable matter? - Can you t...
2023-Mar-03 • 83 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (April 20, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: What is the history of dimensional regularization and zeta regularization? How are they related to renormalization? - ​​When and how was the first compiler made? What language was it for, and what language was it written in? ​​​- Can you talk about the history of computer graphics sta...
2023-Feb-24 • 67 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [April 15, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Questions include: How does an Easter Bunny lay eggs? - Why is the Planck temperature the limit of potential heat? - Is void space really void, or is there something there? - Does that mean there are more dimensions than the typical ones? - From how many discrete stars was our Earth made?...
2023-Feb-24 • 74 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (April 13, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: Did you have any fun April Fools' Day occurrences this year? - What is the best April Fools' joke you've been a part of or experienced? - Do you enjoy traveling? Is there anywhere you haven't been yet that you've always wanted to visit? Good food is an added benefit also. - Tra...
2023-Feb-17 • 79 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [April 8, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: How was it possible for civilizations across the world to develop pyramids independently (Egypt and Mayans/Aztecs)? Is there any scientific significance to this? - Does the double-helix shape in DNA show up anywhere else in nature? ​- Are there any examples of logical gates being built ou...
2023-Feb-17 • 99 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (April 6, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Do you have a sense of the skills that an incoming fellow to the Wolfram Institute will have? What would effective preparation for institute-type work be? ​- What is the Emerald functionality that was mentioned for biological/cellular computational explorations? ​​- And what about aro...
2023-Feb-10 • 91 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [April 1 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Thoughts on longevity research and its feasibility? Does computational irreducibility have practical implications for the difficulty of solving this complex biological problem? Also, do you ever get sad about the shortness of the current human lifespan causing us to miss out on the (poten...
2023-Feb-10 • 77 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (March 23, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: What happened with the computer during WWII? ​​- The ​Imitation Game is a great movie about computers in World War 2. - ​​How important are Nobel Prizes? Are there any scandalous omissions? ​​- It is taxable income. - ​​Some of the physics prizes have been a bit random. - Penzias and ...
2023-Feb-03 • 76 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [March 18, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: So do we live in a simulation or not? - So how do we perceive change? Why is motion possible? Why do we perceive that we can make "choices"? What does it mean to make a choice? - But every observer observes the same dimensionless constants (like the fine-structure constant), we don't have...
2023-Feb-03 • 79 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (March 16, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Any business/scientific reason why that place? - University vs. experience in programming and computer science: which one is more valuable? - How do you manage technical debt? - What advantages come from using Wolfram ...
2023-Jan-27 • 88 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (March 9, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: What is the history of "infinity" in mathematics, or in science in general? - I would like to see a differentiation between eternity and infinity. ​- Can you talk about the history of the "elementary length"? What have people believed to be the smallest possible length, and what event...
2023-Jan-27 • 76 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [March 4, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Can you explain why Earth's air doesn't escape into the vacuum of space, considering gas expands to fill the available volume without a container? - Why are there these phases of matter? Are these phases "real" or do they depend on what we can "observe"? - Sodium chloride makes incredibly...
2023-Jan-24 • 48 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Answers Live Questions About ChatGPT
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Excerpt from livestream episode Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [Part 117], Stephen Wolfram answers: How does ChatGPT work?
2023-Jan-20 • 92 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (March 2, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: Does Stephen play any musical instrumentals? Would you consider songs formal systems? I've been imagining a multi-way graph for all of the chords on a guitar. - How do you think the behavior of innovation changes with scale? That is, what's the difference in innovation between ...
2023-Jan-20 • 79 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [February 25, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Is 10 a special number in any way? Why is scientific notation (or the digit system) in base 10? Is it just because we have 5×2 fingers? -Lots of flowers have five-fold symmetry. - ​Empedocles believed arms, fingers and legs just roamed around as creatures of their own, eventually merging ...
2023-Jan-13 • 79 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (February 23, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: In eight hundred years, what will people call the methodology of NKS? - ​I always felt Ptolemy's system was a necessary step before Copernicus and Newton. Without that slightly dodgy pseudo-scientific reasoning, Copernicus and Newton wouldn't have "fixed" and refined it. - Newton inve...
2023-Jan-13 • 81 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [February 18, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: The term "spatom" as a portmanteau of space atom (atom of space): yes or no? - Did you ever meet Vladimir Arnold? What do you think of the Erlangen program? - ​Can spoken language be broken into a set of logical primitives? What major attempts have been made at this, and in what ways did they fa...
2023-Jan-06 • 83 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (February 16, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: What are your thoughts on GDPR legislation and the general hostility towards cloud technologies in the EU? Lots of tech companies are getting huge fines these days? - Your hair is looking sharp today, looks like a fresh cut. What are your thoughts on the grooming habits of scie...
2023-Jan-06 • 74 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [February 11, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Should an International agreement be created so that Artificial General Intelligence has rights before AGIs exist so that they feel their rights are respected? - How do we know you are Stephen Wolfram the human and not an AI generating an artificial Stephen Wolfram? How could we perform t...
2022-Dec-30 • 85 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (February 9, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: I think that there has been a concerted and focused effort to give greater emphasis to STEM education since WWII. Has the history of science been left out in this process? - Nassim Taleb points out that engineering precedes theory, even in complicated projects such as jet propulsion. ...
2022-Dec-30 • 92 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [February 4, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Large language models like gpt3, the way they work and how to ask the right questions - the dangers of space junk around the earth posing a risk on commercial space hotels in the future as the industry grows? - It seems like science literacy is on the decline, what can we do about it? Wha...
2022-Dec-23 • 58 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [January 28, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Hey Dr. Wolfram, I'm Sneed, and I work within the agricultural industry. Can you see cellular automata benefiting my industry in the future? Can potentially predict crop yields? - Have you read SICP (Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs) and what do you think about this book?...
2022-Dec-23 • 95 minutes
Business, Innovation, and Managing Life (February 2, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: Mr. Wolfram do you like video games? If so, what games do you play? - What do you plan to achieve by the end of 2022? - Is there a way to gauge how good your own business/product ideas are when you have limited external feedback available? - Stephen, with access to the internet...
2022-Dec-16 • 80 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (January 26, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: With the benefit of hindsight, what would you have changed in the early developments of the internet during the late 60s, early 70s, if anything? - ​What was your take in 1993 when US Congress cancelled the Superconducting Super Collider project which had been started south of Dallas,...
2022-Dec-16 • 72 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [January 21, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: ​If traceroute was disabled, or if all servers refused to send TTL expirations, would there be a way to trace internet traffic? Or would the internet be untraceable, kind of analogous to a TOR network? - ​Can you describe how packets get dropped? Is there a decision made, a timeout, or so...
2022-Dec-09 • 79 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (January 12, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: What is the history of bugs and debugging? - ​Did you ever meet Andrei Sakharov? What do you think of his Cosmology? - How did you meet Nassim Nicholas Taleb, and why do you think he was able to take very computational approach to finance instead of reasoning by analogy? - ​How does L...
2022-Dec-09 • 99 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [January 7, 2022]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Could you build a reverse natural language understanding engine? One that would take in Wolfram Language / JavaScript / Python and output natural language explaining what the code is doing? - ​Dr. Wolfram, any suggestion on what problems/case work to use for introductory programming? - Wh...
2022-Dec-02 • 90 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (December 29, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Do you think of science/technology as progressing in the way Thomas Kuhn suggested in 'The Structure of Scientific Revolution' (i.e., paradigm -> crisis -> paradigm shift, incommensurability, etc...) or in some other way? - Stephen, is science always been based on finding patter...
2022-Dec-02 • 81 minutes
Business, Innovation and Managing Life (December 22, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: Can you use Wolfram Language to log onto a website with username and password and read data from a website? - Will computational chem/Biochem programs (Alphafold2?) be accurate enough in its predictions to completely dominate private R&D to reduce the costs and duration of ...
2022-Nov-25 • 46 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [December 17, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Do you think its possible to time travel, for real? - Has Darwinian evolution stopped in humans and of so are we descending to extinction because of dysgenics? - how likely is it for a big asteroid to hit earth? - ​How far ahead can you talk about human evolution adapting with technologic...
2022-Nov-25 • 80 minutes
History of Science & Technology Q&A (December 15, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Can we consider very early games like the game of Go as an expression of a mathematical thinking? - ​Is science still the place where the best thrive or has that shifted to "industry"? What's the historical context? - Do you credit E=mc^2 to Einstein or to the Italian Olinto De Pretto...
2022-Nov-18 • 75 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) December 10, 2021
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Difference between Astroparticle Physics and Astrophysics? Which is more interesting in your opinion? - Why do doctors say that no vaccination can be 100% effective? - ​According to Wikipedia, some bowhead whales have been "estimated to be between 135 and 170 years old." Is this alleged e...
2022-Nov-18 • 97 minutes
Business, Innovation and Managing Life (December 8, 2021)
Questions include: Has Wolfram Research, Inc., done any research and/or deals connected with household/personal robots such as Amazon's Astro? - Question about your personal data logging: have you identified any low-hanging fruit that could be broadly useful for "managing life"? Have you done any ML on that data? - When did you realize you could do science for a living? Did you ever expect you'd do something else? - Are people the world over losing confidence in fiat money and governments in general? - What...
2022-Nov-11 • 62 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [December 3, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: How common is 'atomic oxygen' in the universe? - if temperature and pressure both comes from gas molecules bouncing around with a certain momentum, why are the two different/what's the difference between the two? - ​How do I educate my children like your experience growing up in order to ...
2022-Nov-11 • 73 minutes
History of Science and Technology Q&A for Kids and Others (December 1, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Who are the most famous Mathematica users you know? - ​What separates the greats (Einstein, Dirac, Newton, etc.) from everyone else? Is there a tip you have for a young physics undergraduate to become a better physicist? - ​I am a physicist which didn't get to do any discrete mathemat...
2022-Nov-04 • 66 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [November 19, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: What's the physical limitation of growth speed of humans? Can you get from 10 kg to 90 kg in a month theoretically? - What is the function of the human heart? Is it best understood as a pump or in a different way? - Humans exposed to prolonged micro-gravity conditions suffer from well kno...
2022-Nov-04 • 76 minutes
History of Science and Technology Q&A for Kids and Others (November 17, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Are you familiar with Norbert Wiener's work? Is it relevant to current computer science at all? - Do you have any interesting stories/comments about Frederick P. Brooks? - What did you learn from The Mythical Man Month? (and when did you first read it?) - Dear Dr. Wolfram, what is you...
2022-Oct-28 • 61 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [November 12, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Do you think will we get anti gravity cars? - How much memory does a rock have? Do protons or photons have memory? Do orbits have memory? - When is someone considered dead? How do we define the line between alive and dead? - How does a flock of sparrows know how to all change directions s...
2022-Oct-28 • 87 minutes
Business, Innovation and Managing Life (November 10, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include How do you plan and track your product roadmaps? How far in advance do you plan? - Do you decide to go to bed based on the time or once you finish a piece of work? Or do you like to leave pieces of work open to sleep on? - What impact is China's energy crisis going to have on ma...
2022-Oct-21 • 73 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [November 5, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: How does a short wave radio signal go completely around the world? - Will new logic or mathematics operators might be invented/discovered? - Why do we have 2 different things such as (numbers + operators , data + algorithms) and why do we represent many things with those 2 things? Why not...
2022-Oct-20 • 88 minutes
History of Science and Technology Q&A for Kids and Others (November 3, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: What sort of math was ancient India up to? - How were modern shipping containers standardized? What are some of the advantages of optimal standardized packaging? - Are there any developments in replacing or improving workflow for math papers, that is mostly writing in latex and readin...
2022-Oct-14 • 67 minutes
Business, Innovation and Managing Life (October 27, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include What's the best way to build a personal dashboard (e.g. like your swhome.wolfram.com)? - You proudly say, you have 3 children, Elon Musk has 7. What is your opinion on the number of kids? - Have you and Peter Thiel ever crossed paths or interacted? You seem to be the 'poster chi...
2022-Oct-14 • 60 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [October 22, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Why do mathematicians create models if machine learning can create more complex and better models? - Hello, can you create gold from lead by having some lead next to a big pile of plutonium? - How proportionate is public opinion of a person to actual achievement of that person generally? ...
2022-Oct-07 • 77 minutes
History of Science and Technology Q&A (October 20, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: How much of your work on cellular automata was influenced by Ulam's work during the Manhattan Project? - ​How do you approach studying the history of technology to inform your work on current projects? Do you do very targeted studies when starting a project? How much historical contex...
2022-Oct-07 • 80 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [October 15, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Are there any models that predict how society behaves? - What knowledge helps weather prediction and how? Like pressure, temperature, wind, distances, etc..? - When you (Stephen Wolfram) count in your head, do you count verbally or visually (or another way)? Feynman wrote an interesting s...
2022-Sep-30 • 76 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [October 8, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: ​How closely are computer clocks synchronized in different parts of the world? How do they synchronize? - How does the body know when to create scar tissue? Does the body make different scar tissue based on the tissue it's repairing? - ​What is the meaning of light years? -  Could yo...
2022-Sep-30 • 69 minutes
History of Science and Technology Q&A (October 6, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: What does history have to say about combating anti science movements/wacky conspiracy theories, especially when it comes to the more dangerous ones such as the anti-vaccine movement? - How have people come to believe in grey-headed aliens? - ​The counter culture movement is sometimes ...
2022-Sep-26 • 91 minutes
Wolfram Science Initiatives Update (September 15, 2022)
Join Stephen Wolfram as he discusses updates on the Physics Project, the Ruliad, Multicomputation, and Metamathematics!
2022-Sep-23 • 85 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [October 1, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Why do flies fly around seemingly constantly with no apparent goal whatsoever? - Why don't we make houses out of some kind of amber and then carve them? - How do traffic light systems work? - Does Stephen prepare any of the answers? they are all so clear and thought out - Hello, how are t...
2022-Sep-16 • 60 minutes
Business, Innovation and Managing Life (September 29, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: Do you believe billionaires should exist? are you one? - ​Why do billionaires make space rockets? - ​Do you have a fancy car? Or a boat? - At least 3! Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos? - How do you determine your time is being well spent? - ​How many computers do you own?...
2022-Sep-16 • 68 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [September 24, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: What technological and/or scientific capabilities must humans achieve to be able to manipulate and reprogram matter at will? - Can you explain CRISPR? How does the gene editing technique CRISPR work? - Why are routines for sleeping, eating, exercise, etc. so helpful for mammals? When is r...
2022-Sep-09 • 89 minutes
History of Science and Technology Q&A (September 22, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Stephen, why are keyboards the default computer interface? - Why didn't someone invent the printing press earlier? It seems to have been quite financially valuable. Was it an engineering problem or a lack of entrepreneurship? - In your opinion if Physics didn't work out for Professor ...
2022-Sep-09 • 74 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [September 17, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Since photons do not experience the passing of time, does that mean that all their physical properties, such as wavelength, are fixed throughout their lifespan? - Do you think that it's worth investing and attempting cryonic suspension as a way to continue living? - ​Why does time seem to...
2022-Sep-02 • 58 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [September 10, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: ​Is there really such a thing as INFINITY or is it just a concept? - ​Does Infinity have a magnitude? - But is infinity really a mathematical object? It has no finite quantity. ​How can something without a finite quantity be used in a calculation/computation? - What's the difference between coun...
2022-Sep-02 • 101 minutes
Business, Innovation and Managing Life (September 15, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: ​How to start a mega corporation? - How do you retain the best people over the years? - ​I heard, CEOs have actually no impact in large companies. - How do you have a successful software company in this day with only 3 good ML engineers left? Just saying I've heard WRI really n...
2022-Aug-26 • 64 minutes
History of Science and Technology Q&A (September 8, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: In your opinion, who is the most snubbed scientist / inventor? Mine would be Rosalind Franklin - Did you ever meet Martinus Veltman. Did you ever use his computer algebra system Schoonship? Were you associated with any of the other CAS systems like REDUCE, LAM, SHEEP, CADABRA at Cambr...
2022-Aug-26 • 66 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [September 3, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: What do you think of psychological personality tests? Which type are you? - ENTJ is the CEO personality type - Is replication a necessary criterion for the validation of a scientific experiment? - So are personalities clustered or not? ​I wonder If there are datasets available - Can you e...
2022-Aug-19 • 75 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [August 20, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Can you talk about turbulence and why its the greatest unsolved problem of classical mechanics? - ​Hello, can you talk a little bit about turbulence. Is it true turbulence can't be predicted from the underlying physical equations (Navier-Stokes)? - how about intelligent fluids that are ab...
2022-Aug-19 • 91 minutes
Business, Innovation and Managing Life (September 1, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: Did you ever experience imposter syndrome? - ​As automation and worker reduction at the workplace continues to gather steam, would it make sense to legally reduce further the max hours worked per week to avoid mass unemployment? - ​You ultimately named your company with your la...
2022-Aug-12 • 98 minutes
Business, Innovation and Managing Life (August 18, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: How do you keep track of all of the information you have reviewed? From articles to journals to emails to books. - What are your thoughts, on technology/startups in Latin America (present and future)? Starting a company where there are no specific tech community, or the people ...
2022-Aug-12 • 73 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [August 13, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Can you explain neutrino messaging and whether it's feasible to build a neutrino messaging system or neutrino internet? - Is the results we see in particle physics valid even outside our gravitational field? The elementary particles we discover in our accelerators, could they be bounded t...
2022-Aug-05 • 71 minutes
History of Science and Technology Q&A (August 11, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: What did doctors learn from Henrietta Lacks' cells? - What do you think of the Higgs Boson controversy (Many physicists are saying they fudged the numbers to get more funding). Did you ever - Did you ever meet Bryce DeWitt? - What was Feynman's opinion of supersymmetry? - Will the Wol...
2022-Aug-05 • 79 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [August 6, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Why does an electron fall or lower orbit to its "normal" state after having being in an exited state - ​What does infinite amount of integers and decimals between two integers tell about the nature of the world? -  What is a time Crystal? - What is your opinion on the technological a...
2022-Jul-28 • 117 minutes
Business, Innovation and Managing Life (August 4, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about  business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted  livestream series, also available on YouTube here: wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions  include: Does Stephen have a dog? - Josh have any startups that he  thinks could be billion dollar unicorns? If so, what are they doing or  what industries are they in? - Do you think that innovation process is  different based on the societal value? If so, how ...
2022-Jul-28 • 74 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [July 30, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Is there a reason why math has an order of operations, or is it just "because we decided on that"? - What does a day in the life of a scientist look like? - ​What is your opinion about reproducible research? - Stephen, I loved your conversation with Greg Chaitin!!! You made questions that...
2022-Jul-25 • 185 minutes
A Conversation between Bob Metcalfe and Stephen Wolfram (July 14, 2022)
Stephen Wolfram plays the role of Salonnière in an on-going series of intellectual explorations with special guests. In this episode, Bob Metcalfe joins Stephen at the 20th annual Wolfram Summer School. Watch all of the conversations here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-conversations...
2022-Jul-22 • 75 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [July 23, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Is programming essential for the next breakthrough in neuroscience, both theoretical and practical? if yes, how, and is Wolfram language enough fulfill that purpose? - Any opinions on 'smart drugs'? - Is the Crick-Mitchison theory of REM sleep essential for understanding how mammalian brains wor...
2022-Jul-22 • 91 minutes
History of Science and Technology Q&A (July 28, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Can you tell about the history of the computer until the creation of Apple 2? - ​What is the fine structure constant, and why was Dirac so interested in it? - Can you recall any "what could have been" moments in the development of computers that could have taken off had the right deci...
2022-Jul-15 • 89 minutes
Business, Innovation and Managing Life (July 21, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business, innovation, and managing life as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: What good came out of the pandemic from a business or recruiting point of view? - Can you talk more about what Sergey did when he interned for you? His resume reads, "I developed a code analysis and extraction tool for the Mathematica source code." -  Is there a general ru...
2022-Jul-15 • 62 minutes
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [July 9, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Is doing science something intrinsic to the human species, so that if humanity were to be restarted, science would emerge afresh? - Can Wolfram talk about pseudo linear congruential random number generators? -  Stephen, do you think that we as parents should control how much time our...
2022-Jul-08 • 88 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [June 25, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: What do you think about civilization going to Mars? - Why do the planets orbit in the same plane? - Are Phobos and Diemos also on the same plane? Considering they're asteroids that were grabbed by Mars and now orbit Mars - What makes a planet a planet? -  Why do most planets, stars a...
2022-Jul-01 • 48 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [June 18 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Hi Stephen, Why does the universe exist? In a recent interview you said that you have been considering this over the past month - When was the last time you weren't the smartest person in the room? - If all knowledge about physics was be lost, which theory would be most difficult to rediscover i...
2022-Jun-24 • 68 minutes
History of Science and Technology Q&A (June 15, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: ​How was DNA discovered? The history behind its discovery? - ​Is there a history of musical digital instruments? Like the synth seems to me the beginning of exploration of "computational music". Maybe electronic music should be called that way.... - can you build a cellular automata f...
2022-Jun-17 • 74 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [June 11, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: How can I experiment with multi-way hyper-graphs in areas other than physics as a hobbyist computational explorer? I am interested in information science but have not taken computer science yet. - How can one convince the scientific community they have inadvertently accepted a false resul...
2022-Jun-13 • 86 minutes
Business & Innovation Q&A for Young Entrepreneurs & Others (June 9, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business and innovation as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include How do you maintain the work-life balance? How do you decide what is more important the meeting or the gym training? - Could you list all of apps and big app projects u ever made? With brief descriptions - How do you decide your employees' compensation? - Why were you a physics prodigy? Did you...
2022-Jun-03 • 73 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [June 4, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. See the full Q&A video playlist: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Can you define "scientific method" ? - What is a double blind randomized control trial? - what caused the split between the evolutionary paths of plant life and animal life? - Why haven't any animals evolved to be the same size as large dinosaurs? For example, the T-Rex and Brontosaurus wer...
2022-May-27 • 87 minutes
History of Science and Technology Q&A (June 2, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: What appeared first in math, complex numbers or vectors? What is the relation between them? Would the square root of negatives be a problem if equations were developed with vectors instead of regular numbers? - ​Hi Wolfram. Can you tell a bit about the history of Real Variables, the R...
2022-May-20 • 98 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [May 28, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: What is dark matter? - What is the "fabric" of space-time? What gives rise to it? What is it made of? - Is there something smaller than quarks? - How do black holes appear? Going continuously from 0 topological holes to 1. - Is there a computational system similar to quarks? - In WPP...
2022-May-13 • 81 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [May 21, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: What happens if you fall into the ocean from a great height? From what I have read, it's like hitting concrete. Can you explain the science behind this? - ​Dr. Wolfram, can you explain the origin of white trail from jets at high altitude. Thank you. - If we rubbed mineral oil/baby oil on ...
2022-May-13 • 92 minutes
What We've Learned from NKS Chapter 12: The Principle of Computational Equivalence [Part 3]
In this episode of "What We've Learned from NKS", Stephen Wolfram is counting down to the 20th anniversary of A New Kind of Science with a chapter retrospective in an ongoing livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/12aAqLklA
2022-May-13 • 123 minutes
What We've Learned from NKS Chapter 12: The Principle of Computational Equivalence [Part 2]
In this episode of "What We've Learned from NKS", Stephen Wolfram is counting down to the 20th anniversary of A New Kind of Science with a chapter retrospective in an ongoing livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/12aAqLklA
2022-May-13 • 139 minutes
What We've Learned from NKS Chapter 12: The Principle of Computational Equivalence [Part 1]
In this episode of "What We've Learned from NKS", Stephen Wolfram is counting down to the 20th anniversary of A New Kind of Science with a chapter retrospective in an ongoing livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/12aAqLklA
2022-May-10 • 115 minutes
What We've Learned from NKS Chapter 11: The Notion of Computation
In this episode of "What We've Learned from NKS", Stephen Wolfram is counting down to the 20th anniversary of A New Kind of Science with a chapter retrospective in an ongoing livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/12aAqLklA
2022-May-06 • 70 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [May 14, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Are you familiar with Knot Theory? Apparently former NASA Physicist Thad Roberts derived charge of the electron from the hyperbolic figure 8 knot. He recommended using Mathematica to verify. -  Why does computer code involve math? Why isn't it just a set of linear instructions that s...
2022-May-06 • 112 minutes
What We've Learned from NKS Chapter 10: Processes of Perception and Analysis
In this episode of "What We've Learned from NKS", Stephen Wolfram is counting down to the 20th anniversary of A New Kind of Science with a chapter retrospective in an ongoing livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/12aAqLklA
2022-May-02 • 121 minutes
What We've Learned from NKS Chapter 9: Fundamental Physics
In this episode of "What We've Learned from NKS", Stephen Wolfram is counting down to the 20th anniversary of A New Kind of Science with a chapter retrospective in an ongoing livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/12aAqLklA
2022-Apr-29 • 72 minutes
Business & Innovation Q&A for Young Entrepreneurs & Others (May 12, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business and innovation as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: How do you track if people are working or not if they are not in the office?   I personally do not really like the idea of NFT as just purely art, do you know of any special use cases for NFTs that you think are not considered enough, or have you thought of any special use cases of NFTs t...
2022-Apr-26 • 107 minutes
What We've Learned from NKS Chapter 8: Implications for Everyday Systems
In this episode of "What We've Learned from NKS", Stephen Wolfram is counting down to the 20th anniversary of A New Kind of Science with a chapter retrospective in an ongoing livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/12aAqLklA
2022-Apr-22 • 74 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [May 7, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Why do server farms consume so much power? And what advances are possible with parallel computing to reduce the power consumption or get more computations per the same power? - Have you ever had a situation where UUIDs collided and caused some sort of issue? - Why does bitcoin use so much power?...
2022-Apr-19 • 90 minutes
What We've Learned from NKS Chapter 7: Mechanisms in Programs and Nature
In this episode of "What We've Learned from NKS", Stephen Wolfram is counting down to the 20th anniversary of A New Kind of Science with a chapter retrospective in an ongoing livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/12aAqLklA
2022-Apr-14 • 78 minutes
History of Science and Technology Q&A (May 5, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history of science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | | Questions include: I am interested in the evolution of mechanics from Newton through d'Alembert to Lagrange. Could you elaborate on this? Why was it the Europeans that created the modern mathematical framework and not the Chinese? They obviously had a head start. Why don't we use Chinese characters inste...
2022-Apr-12 • 101 minutes
What We've Learned from NKS Chapter 6: Starting from Randomness
In this episode of "What We've Learned from NKS", Stephen Wolfram is counting down to the 20th anniversary of A New Kind of Science with a chapter retrospective in an ongoing livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/12aAqLklA
2022-Apr-08 • 54 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [April 30, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Are research papers useful? How should I write them and when? - What do you think of research in engineering. Isn't it better to work in a company that specializes in a certain filed and knows it in and out and come up with something revolutionary instead of working at a university where everyth...
2022-Apr-05 • 100 minutes
What We've Learned from NKS Chapter 5: Two Dimensions and Beyond
In this episode of "What We've Learned from NKS", Stephen Wolfram is counting down to the 20th anniversary of A New Kind of Science with a chapter retrospective in an ongoing livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/12aAqLklA
2022-Apr-01 • 92 minutes
Business & Innovation Q&A for Young Entrepreneurs & Others (April 28, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business and innovation as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: How do you incentivize teams working on subcomponents of larger systems that don't directly impact p&l. - Are you optimistic about the economic future, medium, long term? - Do you think computers will ever be able to become more efficient allocators than free markets? - How would you go ab...
2022-Mar-29 • 143 minutes
What We've Learned from NKS Chapter 4: Systems Based on Numbers
In this episode of "What We've Learned from NKS", Stephen Wolfram is counting down to the 20th anniversary of A New Kind of Science with a chapter retrospective in an ongoing livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/12aAqLklA
2022-Mar-25 • 83 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [April 23, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: If there's a way to create climate change, that must mean there's a way to reverse it? - Feel like the greenhouse effect was based of Venus's greenhouse effect. - Carbon capture research is all the focus, Isn't this just kicking the can down the road? The carbon is stored but not converte...
2022-Mar-22 • 104 minutes
What We've Learned from NKS Chapter 3: The World of Simple Programs
In this episode of "What We've Learned from NKS", Stephen Wolfram is counting down to the 20th anniversary of A New Kind of Science with a chapter retrospective in an ongoing livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/12aAqLklA
2022-Mar-18 • 77 minutes
History of Science and Technology Q&A (April 21, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Stephen begins the stream - Hi Stephen. Is there some particular scientific discovery that was "forgotten" and later rediscovered by someone else, whose importance you would have liked to be recognized the first time? - How did theory of computational complexity emerge and is there re...
2022-Mar-15 • 113 minutes
What We've Learned from NKS Chapter 2: The Crucial Experiment
In this episode of "What We've Learned from NKS", Stephen Wolfram is counting down to the 20th anniversary of A New Kind of Science with a chapter retrospective in an ongoing livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/12aAqLklA
2022-Mar-11 • 90 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [April 16, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: What are some of the NKS implications for medicine? - What's the minimum amount of DNA pairs that is not "obviously basic" and could perform universal computation? Would this be the lower bound for some heuristic of complexity of life? - Is there any fundamental computational boundary to a super-intelligent AI doctor capable of connecting all the medical sp...
2022-Mar-08 • 157 minutes
What We've Learned from NKS Chapter 1: The Foundations of a New Kind of Science
In this episode of "What We've Learned from NKS", Stephen Wolfram is counting down to the 20th anniversary of A New Kind of Science with a chapter retrospective in an ongoing livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/12aAqLklA
2022-Mar-04 • 87 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [April 9, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. See the full Q&A video playlist: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: Does Wolfram believe in supersymmetry? - Do the particles mass vary or are they exactly the same all the time? - Gravitational mass always the same in the history of the universe? Is the inertia mass always the same, how does that work? - What is category theory? - Is it possible to make a ...
2022-Feb-25 • 84 minutes
History of Science and Technology Q&A for Kids and Others (April 7, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history of science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: History of Lisp? - What was ctrl+enter used for in Mathematica before Wolfram|Alpha? Were you saving that the whole time for such an important purpose? - Its crazy to think that the history of computing has less than 100 years - I'm guessing the first ASCII table was only 8 bit? or...
2022-Feb-17 • 78 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [April 2, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: What is beta decay? - I'm confused about the mass of quarks inside of protons/neutrons, somewhere I saw numbers of only a few electrons and the rest is binding energy? - Do you think you'll be able to wirelessly "charge" your house in your lifetime? [like Tesla's wireless electricity expe...
2022-Feb-11 • 83 minutes
Business & Innovation Q&A for Young Entrepreneurs & Others (March 31, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business and innovation as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: Tell us about your failures as an entrepreneur and what you learnt from them? - What is your opinion about software patents? - How many hours did you work in academia compared when you went to industry? - How can young people, like my niece obsessed with Fusion Rockets, follow their dreams? - ...
2022-Feb-04 • 61 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [March 26, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: What are the biggest differences you notice about how physicists think vs. how mathematicians think? - A typical text file is a few KB, a typical audio file is a few MB, a typical video file is a few GB. What would a typical file size be for smell, taste and touch? Is there a reason why a...
2022-Jan-28 • 84 minutes
History of Science and Technology Q&A for Kids and Others (March 24, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history of science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: What is the history of black holes discovery? - Is gravitoelectromagnetism sufficient to get black holes with event horizon or do you need the full GR framework to get them? - Ernst Mach has a great book on history of mechanics (reading at the moment). The whole development of Gene...
2022-Jan-14 • 153 minutes
A conversation between Mario Carneiro, Norman Megill and Stephen Wolfram (August 18, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram plays the role of Salonnière in this new, on-going series of intellectual explorations with special guests, this time specifically with Mario Carneiro and Norman Megill. Watch all of the conversations here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-c...
2021-Dec-30 • 100 minutes
A conversation between Terry Sejnowski and Stephen Wolfram (August 12, 2021) Part 2
Stephen Wolfram plays the role of Salonnière in this new, on-going series of intellectual explorations with special guests, this time specifically with Terry Sejnowski. Part 2 (of 2) | Watch all of the conversations here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-c...
2021-Dec-30 • 95 minutes
A conversation between Terry Sejnowski and Stephen Wolfram (August 12, 2021) Part 1
Stephen Wolfram plays the role of Salonnière in this new, on-going series of intellectual explorations with special guests, this time specifically with Terry Sejnowski. Part 1 (of 2 parts). | Watch all of the conversations here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-c...
2021-Dec-22 • 145 minutes
A conversation between Jan Ambjorn and Stephen Wolfram (August 5, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram plays the role of Salonnière in this new, on-going series of intellectual explorations with special guests, this time specifically with Jan Ambjorn. Watch all of the conversations here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-c...
2021-Dec-17 • 113 minutes
A conversation between Andy Strominger and Stephen Wolfram (June 26 2021)
Stephen Wolfram plays the role of Salonnière in this new, on-going series of intellectual explorations with special guests, this time specifically with Andy Strominger. Watch all of the conversations here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-c...
2021-Dec-10 • 154 minutes
A conversation between Fred Meinberg and Stephen Wolfram (July 4, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram plays the role of Salonnière in this new, on-going series of intellectual explorations with special guests, this time specifically with Fred Meinberg. Watch all of the conversations here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-c...
2021-Dec-01 • 94 minutes
A conversation between Gregory Chaitin and Stephen Wolfram (July 5, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram plays the role of Salonnière in this new, on-going series of intellectual explorations with special guests, this time specifically with Gregory Chaitin. Watch all of the conversations here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-c...
2021-Nov-23 • 108 minutes
A conversation between Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Stephen Wolfram (July 2, 2021) [Part 2]
Stephen Wolfram plays the role of Salonnière in this new, on-going series of intellectual explorations with special guests, this time specifically with Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Watch all of the conversations here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-c... | Part 2 (of two podcasts).
2021-Nov-23 • 102 minutes
A conversation between Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Stephen Wolfram (July 2, 2021) [Part 1]
Stephen Wolfram plays the role of Salonnière in this new, on-going series of intellectual explorations with special guests, this time specifically with Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Watch all of the conversations here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-c... | Part 1 (of two podcasts)
2021-Nov-18 • 125 minutes
A conversation between Louis Kauffman and Stephen Wolfram (June 25, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram plays the role of Salonnière in this new, on-going series of intellectual explorations with special guests, this time specifically with Louis Kauffman. Watch all of the conversations here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-c...
2021-Nov-10 • 163 minutes
A conversation between Bob Coecke and Stephen Wolfram (June 24, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram plays the role of Salonnière in this new, on-going series of intellectual explorations with special guests, this time specifically with Bob Coecke. Watch all of the conversations here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-c...
2021-Oct-26 • 88 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [March 19, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Is there any experiment in computation similar to Miller - Urey experiment? - Can there be life inside a solid? - ill it be possible in the future to create an atmosphere on a planetary scale? - Why can electromagnetic waves transfer in space while sound waves can't? - Could the physics p...
2021-Oct-18 • 97 minutes
Business & Innovation Q&A for Young Entrepreneurs & Others (March 17, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business and innovation as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: How did Champaign become the base of operations of the company? - Why haven't you lived in Champaign for "three decades"? - Is it a doable thing to work at a university and run a startup at the same time? - Hi Stephen, at pre-revenue stage, should a company aim for reaching revenue faster at t...
2021-Oct-08 • 62 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [March 12, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: When an electron moves from one energy level to another and it releases a photon, is the direction of the photon random? - Can you please explain inertial and non-inertial reference frames? What are their implications? - Why do humans have an appendix even though it is unnecessary? - Why ...
2021-Oct-01 • 80 minutes
History of Science and Technology Q&A for Kids and Others (March 10, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history of science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: When did Neural Networks (and more generally these more black box type algos) overtake more traditional optimization approaches such as nonlinear programming and why do you think this happened? - Are memories stored in the brain? - Bell Labs is the company that developed C and Unix...
2021-Sep-24 • 73 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [March 5, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Why does Occam's razor work? - Stephen, do you know how to cook? - How would you explain the goal of your physics project to a 5 year old? - Yuval recently indicated that the next pandemic (crisis) will be an attack on the internet. What do you think? - What did you think about that stran...
2021-Sep-21 • 84 minutes
Business & Innovation Q&A for Young Entrepreneurs & Others (March 3, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business and innovation as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: Can you give us some insights into how you scaled up Wolfram, and what important issues / questions you had to tackle or what significant lessons you learned? - Are there cultural biases that you have had to overcome for breaking any prior limits in the possibilities of your activities? - How ...
2021-Sep-10 • 83 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [February 26, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Why is there a size limit for a planetary body in the universe? Is the size of Jupiter the largest that is possible? - What happens to the electrons before the sun fusion occurs? - Why does it take up to 100,000 years for a photon to go from the core to the surface of the sun while only 8...
2021-Sep-02 • 68 minutes
History of Science and Technology Q&A for Kids and Others (February 24, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history of science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa | Questions include: I am interested in the evolution of mechanics from Newton through d'Alembert to Lagrange. Could you elaborate on this? Why was it the Europeans that created the modern mathematical framework and not the Chinese? They obviously had a head start. Why don't we use Chinese characters instead ...
2021-Aug-27 • 91 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [February 19, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Is sociology a real science? Can it predict something? - Should we use Inductive reasoning in science? - What is a number? - Would computer processing speed increase if we had a compendium of mathematical proofs? - What's the worst computer bug you have ever had? What was the simplest com...
2021-Aug-24 • 78 minutes
Business & Innovation Q&A for Young Entrepreneurs & Others (February 17, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business and innovation as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: Why did you choose to partner up with Ethereum and Cardano? What do you think of Cryptocurrencies in general? - Have you ever meet Stephen Wozniak? - How do Wolfram Research determine the prices of its products? Any tips for pricing products? - Cryptocurrency is living a top of the demand that...
2021-Aug-13 • 69 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [February 12, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: If you couldn't be a human, what animal would you want to be and why? - What technology is necessary for us humans to be able to provide an evolutionary "update" to any of our sensory organs? - Are there any implication of standardizing the identification of chemical signatures of odours?...
2021-Aug-05 • 125 minutes
Wolfram Summer School 2021: Opening Keynote
Stephen Wolfram presents the opening keynote for the 2021 Wolfram Summer School live to this years students across the globe! Get a taste of what it's like to engage in our annual summer programs, to find out more see the full list of our Education programs: https://education.wolfram.com/programs/
2021-Jul-26 • 73 minutes
History of Science and Technology Q&A for Kids and Others (February 10, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Any stories about your work for Thinking Machines? - ​c/c++ have # omp parallel for loop parallelization, but there's nothing quite for distributed variable storage - Have you seen those Combinator Graph reduction Machines? - Have you read "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!", "What D...
2021-Jul-16 • 81 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [February 5, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: How does the Bloomberg Terminal work? - Did that guy find his satellite by the way? or did it just float off into space or lose power? - What are Feynman Diagrams? - How do holograms work and why don't we have more holographic technology? - Have you read "The Deep Learning Revolution:" (2...
2021-Jul-16 • 92 minutes
Business & Innovation Q&A for Young Entrepreneurs & Others (February 3, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business and innovation as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: What's your hottake on the gamestop saga? - What's the most innovative prototype you've been shown that you're surprised didn't make it to market [or failed]...and do you know why? - What business concerns does the R&D process entail? What is the process of inventing your own algorithm fro...
2021-Jul-01 • 69 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [January 29, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: What's that nested circular artifact on the shelf behind you (next to the spikey)? what math concept could it be used to teach? - Does the pattern of shell formation have a mathematical 'scheme'? - Do you think lifeforms have a baseline program that is informed and "coded" by our environm...
2021-Jun-25 • 95 minutes
History of Science and Technology Q&A for Kids and Others (January 27, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Did you ever meet any of the Manhattan project spies? (Theodore Hall, Klaus Fuchs, Alan Nunn May) - ​Did you have any interactions with Aaron Swartz? - Is it possible that while moving from the 20 original equations used by Maxwell to the 4 we use today we treated something as negligi...
2021-Jun-18 • 77 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [January 22, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: In addition to keystrokes, do you monitor your words spoken? - Does your system record all your passwords? - How do vaccines work? - If a disease is such that the thing which kills is the immune response itself could a vaccine based on these principles be actually dangerous? - Have you ev...
2021-Jun-18 • 94 minutes
Business & Innovation Q&A for Young Entrepreneurs & Others (Jan. 20, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business and innovation as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: What company would you start today if you grew up during these times? - How much do you think your high scores in school/college influence your employees or your new employees? - When do you decide to release a product, assuming that you never feel like something is ever completely "done" or "...
2021-May-27 • 54 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [January 15, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: Have you studied the Crick-Mitchison theory of REM sleep? Do you think that their theory is relevant to artificial intelligence and/or the theory of pattern recognition? - Thoughts on the significance of the triangle and why it seems to be one of if not the strongest 2d shape? - Are quasicrystals useful? - What does it mean to map a brain? Why is there a ra...
2021-May-21 • 114 minutes
History of Science and Technology Q&A for Kids and Others (January 14, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about the history science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-q... | Questions include: Discussing the history of LISP - Do you know Noam Chomsky personally? - NASA became interested in sanskrit as a programming language - Why did Ludwig Boltzmann commit suicide? - What's your takeopinion on Visual Programming Languages? - How is emacs related to lisp? - Do you know Linu...
2021-May-13 • 109 minutes
Business & Innovation Q&A for Young Entrepreneurs & Others (January 7, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram answers questions from his viewers about business and innovation as part of an unscripted livestream series, also available on YouTube here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-business-qa | Questions include: when did you start to have an entrepreneurial spirit? When you were little, did you work to get money? - If I could start a company today that is likely to make me a ton of money, or one that would let me do something I love, which should I chose? - What made you decide to go through with star...
2021-Apr-22 • 83 minutes
Wolfram Physics Project: A One-Year Celebration and Update Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2021 [Part 2]
Stephen Wolfram and team discuss the Wolfram Physics Project one year later by providing an update on the journey to finding the fundamental theory of physics. See the full Wolfram Physics Project video playlist on YouTube: https://wolfr.am/youtube-w...
2021-Apr-22 • 156 minutes
Wolfram Physics Project: A One-Year Celebration and Update Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2021 [Part 1]
Stephen Wolfram and team discuss the Wolfram Physics Project one year later by providing an update on the journey to finding the fundamental theory of physics. See the full Wolfram Physics Project video playlist on YouTube: https://wolfr.am/youtube-w...
2021-Apr-06 • 73 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [January 8, 2021]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: Have you discussed the Wolfram Physics Project with any string theorists? - ​What is the possibility of building an unmanned space craft to 'hitch a ride' on a comet, to reach (and perhaps launch) the space craft out of the solar system? - recently watched a video on YouTube by Anton Petrov where he discussed a leak from the radio telescope laboratory about...
2021-Mar-26 • 120 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [December 18, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: Any tips on how to make nice presentations? - Why are there so many concepts in math that are not realized in the physical world? - What cryptocurrencies are you a fan of? Do you think any of them will "win big" in 2021? Any new players to watch? - Are big banks and governments trying to undermine the legitimacy of cryptocurrencies? - What do you think abou...
2021-Mar-19 • 82 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [December 11, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: ​Who are your favourite Science fiction authors? What are your favourite stories/movies? - Why do people have emotions and feelings? How do emotions and feelings work? Happiness, anger, etc. - In the space of all possible mental states, what is the ratio of positive vs negative states? Is this a relative quantity? Does it obey certain transformations? - ​If...
2021-Mar-12 • 109 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [December 4, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: ​Why do some people commonly refer the internet to the World Wide Web? Isn't The world wide web a bunch of networks or website on the internet? - ​Is there a philosopher who had developed a system which is close to your perspective right now? - What are your tips about writing essays? - Why does the electron and the proton have the same amount of charge? - ...
2021-Mar-05 • 121 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [November 27, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: Are instruction sets architectures important for simulating physical systems, and how they could change the way kids understand computers? - How much do you follow your instincts? How do you develop a good instinct, in science and in life? - What is the financial market? - Jack Dorsey is endorsing your idea of an algorithm choice by third parties, would u b...
2021-Feb-26 • 88 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [November 20, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: Can you explain computational irreducibility like you're telling a 6 year old? - How different is nanotechnology manufacturing different from normal manufacturing? - What is the historical relationship between chemistry and physics? Is chemistry a sub-branch of physics? - ​Can aging really be cured? - ​Isn't death a fundamental factor of evolution to more s...
2021-Feb-19 • 90 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [November 13, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Is there a physical principle that governs Moore's law? Why is there so much available computation? - If F=ma, and photons have a mass of 0, how can light sails work? Do photons have some properties of having mass? - As of right now, what do you anticipate will be the outcome of the Wolfram Physics Project? What practical applications will it have? - What is more difficult fo...
2021-Feb-15 • 80 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [November 6, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: Why is that the sunspot cycle is important for shortwave radio? - ​What aspects of the origin of life would be interesting to investigate with current computing tools? - How does 3d printing work and what is its potential? - How do you think like a mathematician or scientist? I have read and heard that math and science take a different mental process than w...
2021-Feb-05 • 170 minutes
Wolfram Physics Project: Open Q&A Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020
Stephen Wolfram discusses the new Wolfram Physics Project, this time specifically for an open Q&A. See the full Wolfram Physics Project video playlist on YouTube: https://wolfr.am/youtube-w...
2021-Jan-26 • 80 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [October 30, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: Where were you in the dot com bubble burst and your wisdom was needed? - What work did you do at Bell labs? Who did you meet? - Was it the need in telephone grid that drove the innovation of the transistor? - How many shirts do you own? - Are there any string theorists who believe that nature is finite and digital? - Great scientists typically have great st...
2021-Jan-25 • 93 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [October 23, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: I was wondering about your thoughts on Claude Shannon, information entropy, and information theory in general. I believe this field is responsible for so much technology and progress around us, but doesn't get its due praise in the mainstream. - What books / exercises are best to take me from a high school level physics / mathematics understanding to being ...
2021-Jan-25 • 84 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [October 16, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: | For a math/science career, what is the most useful subject to study in school excluding math/science? What was your favorite non-science class(subject) in school? - Does a charged battery weigh more than a discharged battery? - How can scientist Measure Atomic number for every element, electron mass and speed? - Is there an accessible book about the histo...
2021-Jan-22 • 86 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [October 9, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: | Do protons decay? - Theoretically, If there was a ladder stretching from earth to a distant planet, say a light year away. Could you communicate with people there instantly by push and pulling, Morse code style? And is this related to quantum entanglement? - Who do you think was the smartest person to ever live? - Do you think that it is possible to make ...
2021-Jan-20 • 128 minutes
Wolfram Physics Project Update and Q&A (Jan. 19, 2021)
Stephen Wolfram & Jonathan Gorard discuss updates to the project followed by a Q&A. See the full Wolfram Physics Project video playlist on YouTube: https://wolfr.am/youtube-w...
2021-Jan-13 • 63 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [October 2, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: Do you think that neurons work more as a mechanical system or rather on quantum level? Is computational power done by the neural network or more by the microtubules? - It has been argued that the majority of published research findings in science are false (i.e., overfitting). Since you have read 100s of research papers, has this been your experience? Are t...
2021-Jan-13 • 52 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [September 25, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: Hi Stephen, you have said that you doubt whether quantum computers will ever work. Why do I read so often that another quantum computer was built with so and so many qbits? - We know there are more than three dimensions? - What is quantum tunneling? - Why is the 3-body problem so hard to solve? - Who is your favourite Manhattan project Scientist? I was read...
2021-Jan-13 • 70 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [September 18, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: Can data be sent via light wirelessly? - How can there be different types of twilights and would you observe the same thing on Mars? - Why is the sky not black? - How do I become a scientist like you? How did you make it to create a business out of it? - | Is it possible to do a PhD research under your supervision? - Can photons interact? I heard about ligh...
2020-Dec-18 • 72 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [September 11, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: | If humankind had evolved 12 fingers, and if we all used base 12 to count and do commerce, would this have made any difference to our scientific development? - | Do you think you could convince Dana Scott to expand his lecture "Looking Forward, Looking Backward" into a memoirs book similar to "idea makers"? - | As in your physics project, do you think the ...
2020-Dec-18 • 70 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [September 4, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: What's your opinion of the usability and programmability of current computers in comparison to the ones you have used ind your live? Do you have any wish regarding future computers? - How do you think we can fix the shortcomings of the current neural network architectures? - Why does hitting a bucket of water on the side with a tennis ball make the water su...
2020-Nov-23 • 68 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [August 28, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions  include: Is the number 0 a natural or an integer number? - How do you  do calculus on round object like spheres or donuts? - If you could  change how we measure time, would you and to what? - | I've read that  their is/are giant clouds of (methyl) alcohol in space. Can it be a  possibility that those clouds of alcohol have to chance to pote...
2020-Nov-23 • 69 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [August 21, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: Why does matter and anti-matter annihilate when they come together? What is the mechanism behind an electron and a positron to convert to energy when they meet? Saying that they are of opposite charges doesn't really explain it - So entropy always tends towards the lowest energy state? - What is the most "scientifically" interesting place you have visited? ...
2020-Nov-20 • 65 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [August 14, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: What is dark matter? - Why is the Sun's corona hotter than its core? - Are white holes only theoretical or are they real? Is a black hole a sphere with condensed light and matter? or does all that light and matter go somewhere? - A question from 8 years old boy from Houston enjoying this stream but can't stop himself from asking: is it possible now to clone...
2020-Nov-16 • 98 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [August 7, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: What is the difference between fusion and fission? - What is the difference between regular helium, like those in balloons, and Helium-3? - Can you explain the physics of why ice is slippery? - Would you mind explaining Van der Waals force? - Does quantum mechanical tunneling play much of a role in nuclear fusion? - | Are you planning on ever releasing the ...
2020-Nov-13 • 92 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [July 31, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: When will we run out of scientific innovations? Is there a limit to technology? - | Is it possible to build a place without gravity? - Do you think there is anything between the known particles (and Planck length 10^-33) and your hypergraphs (at length 10^-93), such as another set of "elementary" particles? - Will technology allow for one true universal lan...
2020-Oct-27 • 81 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [July 24, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: How did Alan Turning crack the Enigma Code? - Can you explain Newton seconds law of motion? - How much of science is kept secret, either classified by the military or waiting for monetization inside private research labs? - How should we understand the double-slit experiment with light? If light is made of particles whose quantum wave functions interfere, p...
2020-Oct-23 • 56 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [July 10, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: How does one imagine a color they've never seen before? - Why does blue light prevent you from sleeping? - What advice would you give to learn real analysis? - What happens when you cry in space? - Who is the most underrated scientist? - How did the early universe manage to get mixed up enough that it is roughly the same? - How does one see colors? - Radio ...
2020-Oct-23 • 79 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [June 26, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: What actually happens with my computer when it crashes? - How come that the humidity inside the cloud is 100% and right next to it is practically zero? What is the answer to that? - What is your opinion Leonhard Euler or Albert Einstein? - How important is money in science? - Is there a maximum limit on temperature based on the fact that particles cannot re...
2020-Oct-16 • 51 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [June 19, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: Why is the P=NP problem considered so difficult to solve? - How can they solve Fermat's Last Theorem? - How many hours do you spend reading everyday? - How do I learn something? - Do you prefer to read on paper or on a screen? - How often do you use the book "A latin Dictionary Lewis and short" doing science? Is it useful? | See the full Q&A video playl...
2020-Oct-16 • 104 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [June 11, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: Considering the Star Trek Universal Translator, what size samples of an unknown language would be needed to begin to understand it? - Is the best way to profit off mars exploration the selling of intellectual property gained from research done there? Can you think of any other ways? - Do you have an advice for all those teenagers who want to discover a new ...
2020-Sep-28 • 96 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [May 29, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: What is imaginary about imaginary numbers and what do they represent? - How can you split an atom and why is it difficult? - Is making an arc reactor (iron man) possible? - Beryllium experiment resulted in a 5th force -> what is that and how does it work? - Are there more substances or elements that work like palladium? - Where does the energy come from ...
2020-Sep-25 • 81 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [May 22, 2020]
Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: How far away are we from a new propulsion system that could take us to another galaxy? - What about a "railgun" in space that also launches rockets? - Micro nuclear explosions? - Does the sun emit EMP pulses, and if so how are satellites protected? - If light is made of light, how can it go around anything? - Can you build a satellite with off the shelf ele...
2020-Sep-18 • 131 minutes
Wolfram Physics Project: A Discussion about Physics Built by Alien Intelligences
Stephen Wolfram discusses the new Wolfram Physics Project, this time specifically for what physics might look like built by aliens. See the full Wolfram Physics Project video playlist on YouTube: https://wolfr.am/youtube-wpp
2020-Sep-08 • 59 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, Can Sci-Fi be Real: Episode 3
Stephen Wolfram answers audience questions about science fiction concepts as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: What will sci-fi look like in 20 years? How does the past compare to today? - Will there be a "Golden Age" for science? - Russia and the USA are only a few miles apart at some locations, still it takes more than 10 hours of flight time. Why? - Why and how do you know all this? - Do you think that we will have brain implants that allow us to access the internet anytime so...
2020-Sep-08 • 85 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, Can Sci-Fi be Real: Episode 2
Stephen Wolfram answers audience questions about science fiction concepts as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: How long before we colonize Mars? - Why isn't a Tricorder available yet? - How would teleportation work if we could make it happen? - Why don't we have flying cars yet? - Can you explain the physical difference between a 1 volt and a 2 volt battery? - Can we manipulate the weather and formation of clouds in quantum state or create new kind of quantum equipment? - Is ther...
2020-Sep-08 • 92 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, Can Sci-Fi be Real: Episode 1
Stephen Wolfram answers audience questions about science fiction concepts as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: Could our pets become intelligent enough to take over the world? - What would faster-than-light travel look like (visually)? - How could we make a force field? - Does your physics model allow me to build a warp drive? - | Are there any practical 'exploits' that you think may be possible as a result of your model? - | Do you think an organism living through its whole evol...
2020-Aug-10 • 31 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A: How Does the Internet Work?
Stephen Wolfram answers audience questions about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: How can you connect to the internet without wifi? How does 5G technology work? | See the full Q&A video playlist: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa
2020-Aug-10 • 41 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A: How Do Computers Work?
Stephen Wolfram answers audience questions about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: Should we teach kids how computers work? How does a computer work inside? | See the full Q&A video playlist: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa
2020-Aug-07 • 43 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A: Can Intelligence be Quantified?
Stephen Wolfram answers audience questions about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: Can intelligence be quantified? What is the correspondence between intelligence and comprehension? How effectively can we communicate with animals? | See the full Q&A video playlist: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa
2020-Jul-22 • 34 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, Education & Career: Episode 2
Stephen Wolfram answers audience questions about education and careers as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: | What careers would you recommend for an engineer? - What's your take on specialization vs generalization? - What physical experiments do you recommend for kids? - What role did you play in your kids' education? - Can you recommend any fun projects for a starting programmer? | See the full Q&A video playlist: https://wolfr.am/youtube-...
2020-Jul-22 • 32 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, Education & Career: Episode 1
Stephen Wolfram answers audience questions about education and careers as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: Does the increased use of computational languages make us forget the basics of math? - How do you recommend students with a solid calculus background to learn physics and mathematics? - Why do many old technical institutions use manual calculation rather than modern computational tools? - What book behind you has had the most impact on you and your peers? - How can one impr...
2020-Jul-16 • 43 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, Mathematics & Computation: Episode 2
Stephen Wolfram answers audience questions about mathematics and computation as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: What is the most curious property of prime numbers? How far are we from building self-replicating Von Neumann machines? How do online advertisers know what I want? | See the full Q&A video playlist: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa
2020-Jul-16 • 35 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, Mathematics & Computation: Episode 1
Stephen Wolfram answers audience questions about mathematics and computation as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: Is there anything you'd add to or subtract from A New Kind of Science? How feasible is it to create a computational model of a biological organism? Why do many old technical institutions use manual calculation rather than modern computational tools? How do you prove that 1+1=2? Can we do computation not based on silicon technology? What really is computation? | See th...
2020-Jul-13 • 41 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, Physics & Astronomy: Episode 5
Stephen Wolfram answers audience questions about physics and astronomy as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: | What happens when you sneeze in space? - Do scientists always use metric units? - What's the relationship between electricity and magnetism? - Why is the sky blue? - How does a space station work? | See the full Q&A video playlist: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa
2020-Jul-07 • 28 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, Life Sciences: Episode 2
Stephen Wolfram answers audience questions about life sciences as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: Is a single virus enough to get you? - How will pandemic treatment look in ten years? - How do antibodies work? - How can Mathematica reduce the time needed to make new vaccines? | See the full Q&A video playlist: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa
2020-Jul-07 • 43 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, Life Sciences: Episode 1
Stephen Wolfram answers audience questions about life sciences as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: What happened to the dinosaurs? - What is a virus? - Why we don't have medicine for a virus-only vaccines? - Are viruses alive? - Why is the human brain so mushy? - Did people evolve from monkeys? See the full Q&A video playlist on YouTube: https://wolfr.am/youtube-s...
2020-Jul-07 • 26 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, Physics & Astronomy: Episode 4
Stephen Wolfram answers audience questions about physics and astronomy as part of an unscripted livestream series. | Questions include: Do all objects, including living things, emit radio waves? What is plasma? What's the likelihood there's another universe exactly like ours out there? What is a hypersphere? Is there a limit to how many dimensions you can have? Why do you have to acquire a certain speed to escape earth's gravity to get into space? | See the full Q&A video playlist on YouTube: https...
2020-Jun-16 • 99 minutes
Wolfram Physics Project: Implications for Computer Science Technical Q&A
Stephen Wolfram & Jonathan Gorard & Max Piskunov continue answering questions about the new Wolfram Physics Project, this time specifically for highly technical Computer Science implications. See the full Wolfram Physics Project video playlist on YouTube: https://wolfr.am/youtube-w...
2020-Jun-16 • 102 minutes
Wolfram Physics Project: Fundamental Theory of Physics For Kids
Stephen Wolfram continues the kick-off of the new Wolfram Physics Project, this time specifically for kids (and adults). See the full Wolfram Physics Project video playlist on YouTube: https://wolfr.am/youtube-w...
2020-Jun-09 • 117 minutes
Wolfram Physics Project: Philosophical Implications & Q&A
Stephen Wolfram & Jonathan Gorard continue answering questions about the new Wolfram Physics Project, this time specifically for Philosophy implications. See the full Wolfram Physics Project video playlist on YouTube: https://wolfr.am/youtube-w...
2020-Jun-09 • 116 minutes
Wolfram Physics Project: Math & Physics Technical Q&A
Stephen Wolfram & Jonathan Gorard continue answering questions about the new Wolfram Physics Project, this time specifically for highly technical Math and Physics implications. See the full Wolfram Physics Project video playlist on YouTube: https://wolfr.am/youtube-w...
2020-Jun-05 • 107 minutes
Wolfram Physics Project Launch General Q&A
Stephen Wolfram publicly kicks off an ambitious new project to find the Fundamental Theory of Physics, this time specifically for general questions about the project. See the full Wolfram Physics Project video playlist on YouTube: https://wolfr.am/youtube-wpp
2020-Jun-05 • 120 minutes
Wolfram Physics Project Launch
Stephen Wolfram publicly kicks off an ambitious new project to find the Fundamental Theory of Physics. See the full Wolfram Physics Project video playlist on YouTube: https://wolfr.am/youtube-wpp
2020-May-27 • 40 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, Physics & Astronomy: Episode 3
Stephen Wolfram answers audience questions about physics and astronomy as part of an ongoing livestream Q&A series for kids (and others). | Questions include: Why is there a speed limit (the speed of light)? - What is spin? - Is there maximum temperature? - Is there a maximum location accuracy for a GPS system? | See the full Q&A video playlist on YouTube: https://wolfr.am/youtube-s...
2020-May-27 • 48 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, Physics & Astronomy: Episode 2
Stephen Wolfram answers audience questions about physics and astronomy as part of an ongoing livestream Q&A series for kids (and others). | Questions include: Is it possible to communicate with worlds outside our solar system? - Is it possible to make a suit that can make you grow and shrink at will like in Ant-Man? - How does a satellite stay in orbit around the earth (or a planet stay in orbit around the sun)? - Could we access other dimensions? - What are protons, neutrons, and electrons made of? - I...
2020-May-19 • 48 minutes
Stephen Wolfram Q&A, Physics & Astronomy: Episode 1
Stephen Wolfram answers audience questions about physics and astronomy as part of an ongoing livestream Q&A series for kids (and others). | Questions include: How do windmills generate energy? - Why can't we see all light? - Why does space never end? - How did earth evolve? - What is heat? - Do magnets work in space? | See the full Q&A video playlist on YouTube: https://wolfr.am/youtube-s...
2020-Apr-14 • 28 minutes
How We Got Here: The Backstory of the Wolfram Physics Project-Part 3
In this third episode in a 3-part series, Stephen Wolfram details the backstory of the Wolfram Physics Project.
2020-Apr-14 • 39 minutes
How We Got Here: The Backstory of the Wolfram Physics Project-Part 2
In this second episode in a 3-part series, Stephen Wolfram details the backstory of the Wolfram Physics Project.
2020-Apr-14 • 22 minutes
How We Got Here: The Backstory of the Wolfram Physics Project-Part 1
In this first episode in a 3-part series, Stephen Wolfram details the backstory of the Wolfram Physics Project.
2020-Apr-14 • 146 minutes
Informal History of Physics
Stephen Wolfram gives a brief history of physics from Aristotle to Newton to Einstein and beyond---including simple conceptual explanations, historical footnotes and a few ideas about the future of the field.
2019-Nov-26 • 147 minutes
Stephen Wolfram's Birthday AMA
In this episode, Stephen Wolfram, founder and CEO of Wolfram Research and creator of Wolfram|Alpha, celebrates his 60th Birthday by addressing the "what's next" question followed by an AMA.
2019-Nov-20 • 82 minutes
Learning about the Future from '2001: A Space Odyssey,' Fifty Years Later
Stephen Wolfram revisits the film '2001: A Space Odyssey' fifty years since its release. Stephen takes a look at what the movie got right about technology, space travel, and AI based on his blog post "Learning about the Future from '2001: A Space Odyssey,' Fifty Years Later." Read the post here: wolfr.am/tBgxwAPq
2019-Nov-20 • 60 minutes
A Book from Alan Turing... and a Mysterious Piece of Paper
In this episode, Stephen reads from a recent essay about receiving a book Alan Turing owned and the journey it sent him on.
2019-Aug-07 • 91 minutes
A Very Brief History of Mathematics
Join a lecture with Stephen Wolfram as he gives a thumbnail sketch of the history of mathematics live from the Wolfram Summer School 2019. 
2019-Jun-05 • 30 minutes
What We've Built Is a Computational Language (and That's Very Important!)
Stephen Wolfram reads a recent essay, "What We've Built Is a Computational Language (and That's Very Important!)" and explains how he's built the Wolfram Language as a way to communicate computational ideas. Read the essay: https://wolfr.am/Drl0JCmF
2019-May-31 • 18 minutes
A World Run with Code
A version of a recent talk Stephen Wolfram gave at a blockchain conference, where he said he'd talk about "What will the world be like when computational intelligence and computational contracts are ubiquitous?" Read the written version: wolfr.am/DgM8rMy8
2019-Mar-08 • 78 minutes
Seeking the Productive Life: Some Details of My Personal Infrastructure
Stephen Wolfram details the tech infrastructure he has created to make  himself a productive scientist, CEO, and language designer. Read more  here: wolfr.am/BVcUHXdF
2018-Dec-20 • 31 minutes
Revisiting a New Kind of Science—Part 2
In this two-part podcast, join Stephen Wolfram as he revisits his magnum opus A New Kind of Science—examining its implications for modern machine learning, neural networks, the fundamental theory of physics, and mining the computational universe. Learn more at https://wolframscience.com
2018-Dec-20 • 48 minutes
Revisiting A New Kind of Science—Part 1
In this two-part podcast, join Stephen Wolfram as he revisits his magnum opus A New Kind of Science—examining its implications for modern machine learning, neural networks, the fundamental theory of physics, and mining the computational universe. Learn more at https://wolframscience.com
2018-Jun-14 • 35 minutes
30+ Years in the Making—Discussing the Creation of Mathematica & the Computational Notebook—Part 3
Part 3—How Wolfram Notebooks have evolved. In this final part of a three-part series, Stephen and Theo talk about developing the functions Dynamic and Manipulate, symbolic expressions, and how Theo uses Wolfram Notebooks in his day-to-day projects.
2018-Jun-13 • 24 minutes
30+ Years in the Making—Discussing the Creation of Mathematica & the Computational Notebook—Part 2
Join a conversation with Stephen Wolfram and Theodore Gray as they remember inventing the Wolfram Notebook, developing and launching Mathematica 1.0, and what came next in their decades-long journeys in software design, the business of technology, and creating lasting products that changed the way people think about and do computation.
2018-Jun-12 • 29 minutes
30+ Years in the Making—Discussing the Creation of Mathematica & the Computational Notebook—Part 1
Part 1—Developing Mathematica and the Wolfram Notebook. In this first part of a three-part series, Stephen and Theo reminisce on early names for Mathematica, advice on notebooks from Steve Jobs, and the origins of the Wolfram Spikey logo in an informal conversation.
2018-May-10 • 24 minutes
Remembering Richard Feynman
Stephen Wolfram remembers his time spent with Richard Feynman on what would have been his 100th birthday. Based on a chapter in his book 'Idea Makers,' Stephen recalls personal interactions, anecdotes and correspondence with Feynman. You can read Stephen's blog post about it here: https://wolfr.am/ux6o86m5
2018-Apr-01 • 44 minutes
Buzzword Convergence: Making Sense of Quantum Neural Blockchain AI
What happens if you take four of today’s most popular buzzwords and string them together? Does the result mean anything? Stephen Wolfram explores his blog post "Buzzword Convergence: Making Sense of Quantum Neural Blockchain AI." Read the post here: https://wolfr.am/buzzword-convergence
2018-Mar-29 • 22 minutes
Untangling the Tale of Ada Lovelace—Part 4
In this final episode of a four-part series, Stephen Wolfram revisits an essay in his book Idea Makers and blog post titled "Untangling the Tale of Ada Lovelace." Stephen outlines Ada Lovelace's contributions to the Analytical Engine and speculates what may have happened to it had Ada not died an early death. Read the blog post here: https://wolfr.am/ada
2018-Mar-29 • 12 minutes
Untangling the Tale of Ada Lovelace—Part 3
In this third episode of a four-part series, Stephen Wolfram revisits an essay in his book Idea Makers and blog post titled "Untangling the Tale of Ada Lovelace." Stephen closely examines one of Ada Lovelace's most well-known contributions, her Bernoulli computations. Read the blog post here: https://wolfr.am/ada
2018-Mar-29 • 32 minutes
Untangling the Tale of Ada Lovelace—Part 2
In this second episode of a four-part series, Stephen Wolfram revisits an essay in his book Idea Makers and blog post titled "Untangling the Tale of Ada Lovelace." Stephen explores Ada's extensive notes, tensions with Charles Babbage, and events leading up to Ada's untimely death. Read the blog post here: https://wolfr.am/ada
2018-Mar-29 • 35 minutes
Untangling the Tale of Ada Lovelace—Part 1
In this first episode of a four-part series, Stephen Wolfram revisits an essay in his book Idea Makers and blog post titled "Untangling the Tale of Ada Lovelace." Ada Lovelace is a figure known for her pioneering contributions in the history of computing, and Stephen sets the stage of Ada's life and times in Victorian England, her burgeoning interest in mathematics, and the central figures in her life. Read the blog post here: https://wolfr.am/ada
2018-Jan-28 • 139 minutes
Communicating with the Past & Future, on Earth & Beyond
Science? Philosophy? Linguistics? Archaeology? Communicating the achievements of our civilization to aliens or the future: what should we send? Join Stephen Wolfram as he takes on these questions and more, based on his blog post "Showing Off to the Universe: Beacons for the Afterlife of Our Civilization." Read here: https://wolfr.am/s3SDV5mP
2017-Oct-10 • 61 minutes
The Future of AI and Civilization with Stephen Wolfram—Part 3
In this final episode of a three-part series, Stephen Wolfram answers questions from students at the Wolfram Summer School about the simulation hypothesis, AI and medical diagnosis, and what something like computational democracy might look like in the future.
2017-Oct-10 • 37 minutes
The Future of AI and Civilization with Stephen Wolfram—Part 2
In this second episode of a three-part series live from the Wolfram Summer School, Stephen Wolfram discusses the future of digitized humanity as a box of a trillion souls computing and simulating reality and how AI can be thought of as an alien intelligence.
2017-Oct-10 • 38 minutes
The Future of AI and Civilization with Stephen Wolfram—Part 1
In this first episode of a three-part series live from the Wolfram Summer School, Stephen Wolfram gives an overview of his thoughts on theories of ethics, symbolic discourse language, and the possibilities of digitized humanity.
2017-Oct-10 • 43 minutes
A Brief History of Science with Stephen Wolfram—Part 4
In this final episode in a four-part series, Stephen Wolfram answers questions from students at the Wolfram Summer School about cybernetics, the simulation hypothesis, and the potential pitfalls of scientific reductionism.
2017-Oct-10 • 33 minutes
A Brief History of Science with Stephen Wolfram—Part 3
In this third episode in a four-part series exploring the history of science dating back to ancient Babylon recorded live at the Wolfram Summer School, Stephen Wolfram discusses linguistic theories, programming languages, the work of Einstein, and space-time quantum mechanics.
2017-Oct-10 • 33 minutes
A Brief History of Science with Stephen Wolfram—Part 2
In this second episode in a four-part series exploring the history of science recorded at the Wolfram Summer School, Stephen Wolfram picks up with the work of Ada Lovelace and explores scientific discoveries all the way to Alan Turing, John Von Neumann, and many others along the way.
2017-Oct-10 • 38 minutes
A Brief History of Science with Stephen Wolfram—Part 1
In this first episode in a four-part series on the history of science recorded at the Wolfram Summer School, Stephen Wolfram traces the roots of science to ancient Babylon and discussed scientific advancements all the way to John Locke.