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Lux Capital

A podcast by venture capital firm Lux Capital on the opportunities and risks of science, technology, finance and the human condition. Hosted... more

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The Orthogonal Bet: What AI Can Learn from Human Cognition

Hello and welcome to the ongoing miniseries The Orthogonal Bet Hosted by Samuel Arbesman, Complexity Scientist, Author, and Scientist in Residence... more

12 Jul 2024 · 35 minutes
Can we be optimistic about America’s future?

If we had to rebuild American politics to be more positive, could we do it? And what would a positive... more

10 Jul 2024 · 41 minutes
The Orthogonal Bet: Unveiling the Complexity of Life: A Conversation with Philip Ball on ‘How Life Works'

Welcome to The Orthogonal Bet, an ongoing mini-series that explores the unconventional ideas and delightful patterns that shape our world. Hosted... more

05 Jul 2024 · 44 minutes
“The commons are under attack” from TikTok and subsea cables to data centers and elections

2024 is the year of democracy, with more than half of the world’s population voting in elections across India and... more

03 Jul 2024 · 38 minutes
The Orthogonal Bet: How to fund R&D that is for the public good?

In this episode, Sam speaks with Ben Reinhardt, an engineer, scientist, and the founder of a new research organization called... more

28 Jun 2024 · 26 minutes
Is AI killing journalism? Pitchforks, Perplexity and reporters yelling “Boo!”

Another week, another media tempest in a shrinking tea cup. This time, the internet’s ire centered on Perplexity AI, a... more

25 Jun 2024 · 28 minutes
The Orthogonal Bet: SimCity, Maxis and the ambitious modeling of everything

The Orthogonal Bet is an ongoing miniseries of the Riskgaming podcast that explores the unconventional ideas and delightful patterns that... more

21 Jun 2024 · 22 minutes
Why high-throughput bio research needs better tools immediately

There have been data revolutions in most areas of human activity, and biological research is no exception. The rapidly shrinking... more

14 Jun 2024 · 23 minutes
The Orthogonal Bet: Novelist Robin Sloan’s Love for Books with Maps on the First Page

Hello, and welcome to the ongoing mini-series, The Orthogonal Bet, a show that explores the unconventional ideas and delightful patterns... more

07 Jun 2024 · 42 minutes
How Applied Intuition used the Valley’s hardest lessons to upgrade automotive with autonomy

Qasar Younis and Peter Ludwig built Applied Intuition differently from most other startups. At a time of profligate spending at... more

31 May 2024 · 55 minutes
The Orthogonal Bet: What AI Can Learn from Human Cognition