Search FQXi


The FQXi podcast brings you the latest ideas in foundational physics and cosmology—and includes interviews with our members and other leading scientists. It's hosted by Zeeya Merali and Brendan Foster. You can contact us at, and follow us on twitter: @FQXi. The podcast is produced by Zeeya, and music is provided by Baltimore-based Diefenbaker.

John Cox: "A proposal for dealing with errors in quantum computers by harnessing a..." in Quantum information...

Steve Dufourny: "There is no proof that the universe can be explained like this like an..." in Schrödinger’s A.I....

Georgina Woodward: "'verisimilitude' is a nice word." in Can We Feel What It’s...

R.H. Joseph: ""[H]ow consciousness plays with quantum mechanics, our theory of the very..." in Can We Feel What It’s...

Jim Snowdon: "If Earth rotated once a year, rather than once every 24 hours, every..." in The Nature of Time

Jim Snowdon: "The constant rotational speed of San Diego is 1,408 kilometers per hour. ..." in The Nature of Time

Steve Dufourny: "If we don t change the global system, we shall add an ocean of chaotical..." in Global Collaboration

Steve Dufourny: "Hi all, The world must absolutelly find adapted solutions , here is the..." in Global Collaboration

click titles to read articles

Schrödinger’s A.I. Could Test the Foundations of Reality
Physicists lay out blueprints for running a 'Wigner's Friend' experiment using an artificial intelligence, built on a quantum computer, as an 'observer.'

Expanding the Mind (Literally): Q&A with Karim Jerbi and Jordan O'Byrne
Using a brain-computer interface to create a consciousness 'add-on' to help test Integrated Information Theory.

Quanthoven's Fifth
A quantum computer composes chart-topping music, programmed by physicists striving to understand consciousness.

The Math of Consciousness: Q&A with Kobi Kremnitzer
A meditating mathematician is developing a theory of conscious experience to help understand the boundary between the quantum and classical world.

Can We Feel What It’s Like to Be Quantum?
Underground experiments in the heart of the Italian mountains are testing the links between consciousness and collapse theories of quantum physics.

October 2, 2022

Complete Podcast
The FQXi August 9, 2019 Podcast features:
  • Building an AI Physicist -- Max Tegmark
INFO: MP3 file / 15 minutes / 37 MB
DOWNLOAD (right-click Windows, control-click Mac)
DISCUSS in the FQXi Community Forum
Bookmark and Share
Individual Stories
Building an AI Physicist -- Max Tegmark
Cosmologist Max Tegmark describes the challenges with creating trustworthy artificial intelligence, and his own project writing a code that used neural networks to re-discover 100 equations from the Feynman lectures. From the 6th FQXi meeting, in Tuscany.
INFO: MP3 file / 15 minutes / 37 MB
DOWNLOAD (right-click Windows, control-click Mac)
Comment on this Podcast

Please read the important Introduction that governs your participation in this community. Inappropriate language will not be tolerated and posts containing such language will be deleted. Otherwise, this is a free speech Forum and all are welcome!
  • Please enter the text of your post, then click the "Submit New Post" button below. You may also optionally add file attachments below before submitting your edits.

  • HTML tags are not permitted in posts, and will automatically be stripped out. Links to other web sites are permitted. For instructions on how to add links, please read the link help page.

  • You may use superscript (10100) and subscript (A2) using [sup]...[/sup] and [sub]...[/sub] tags.

  • You may use bold (important) and italics (emphasize) using [b]...[/b] and [i]...[/i] tags.

  • You may also include LateX equations into your post.

Insert LaTeX Equation [hide]

LaTeX equations may be displayed in FQXi Forum posts by including them within [equation]...[/equation] tags. You may type your equation directly into your post, or use the LaTeX Equation Preview feature below to see how your equation will render (this is recommended).

For more help on LaTeX, please see the LaTeX Project Home Page.

LaTeX Equation Preview

preview equation
clear equation
insert equation into post at cursor

Your name: (optional)

Recent Comments

It's a beautiful approach,but personally I prefer the sphères of symbols instead of strings. Yes it's possible to explain this intelligence,biological with correct methods.But we cannot create a real artificial intelligence,we just mimate like I said ,I am repeating because you confound Lorraine.You can tell all what you want with a kind of vanitious comportment and humor,that will not change.Intelligence ,consciousness,freewill can be ranked and understood Simply.Utilise the sphères and their...

Hello to all the people out there who believe that computers/ robots/ AIs can discern meaning in a string of symbols. Heck, anyone can tell what 00001110101011 means or 1110100010101010101011110 means, can’t they?

Intelligence does not arise from a string of symbols or from the processing of a string of symbols; consciousness does not arise from a string of symbols or from the processing of a string of symbols. However Tegmark, and many others, believe that intelligence and...

Like Max tegmark building a physicist AI,we can for example make the same with Chemistry and medicine.We could create so better meds in having encoded correctly the methods,algorythmics. We just create the most complete datas and algorythms and after ,the system analyses and so make conclusions and so create meds.It's only simple than this.The same for an AI physicist. So it is relevant in encoding all the necessary parameters,this physicist AI will be able to create so new harmonical partitions...

read all podcast comments

Please enter your e-mail address:
Note: Joining the FQXi mailing list does not give you a login account or constitute membership in the organization.