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Yang-Hui He: String theory and machine learning
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Yang-Hui He: String theory and machine learning

Yang-Hui He is a celebrated mathematical physicist and pioneer in the usage of artificial intelligence and machine learning in pure mathematics and theoretical physics.

Yang-Hui He is a mathematical physicist and pioneer in the usage of artificial intelligence and machine learning in pure mathematics and theoretical physics.

Today’s topics include:

  • The mathematical foundations of the laws of nature

  • Misconceptions about geometry

  • The search for a ‘theory of everything’, leading to the rise of string theory

  • Artificial intelligence and its applications in fundamental sciences

  • And Yang’s pioneering use of machine learning in string theory and beyond

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Timestamps

For video episode:

0:00 Intro

2:17 The London Mathematical Society and the Royal Institution of Great Britain

5:06 Public communication of science and maths

8:16 Mathematical foundations of the laws of nature

10:30 Role of geometry in physics

14:12 Misconceptions in geometry

17:24 Einstein and curved spacetime

26:30 Dimensions of space and time

30:03 String theory and it's motivations

42:14 Machine learning in string theory

49:34 The multiverse

55:26 Machine learning in theoretical physics and mathematics

1:02:58 Can we have an AI mathematician?

1:09:21 Advice for aspiring string theorists

1:12:00 AI, music, theorem proving, and beauty

1:22:20 Who should represent humanity to an AI superintelligence

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