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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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Orthogonal Bet: A technology vibe shift from utopian Star Trek to absurdist Douglas Adams?

This is the inaugural episode of an on-going mini-series for the Riskgaming podcast we’re dubbing the Orthogonal Bet. Organized by... more

24 May 2024 · 28 minutes
The soon-to-be-solved protein problem that will accelerate drug discovery

We’ve known for decades that one of the key mechanisms of biology — and of life itself — is the... more

17 May 2024 · 20 minutes
Margaret Mead and the psychedelic community that theorized AI

How does science progress? One way to look at the question is to peer into individual fields and observe the... more

03 May 2024 · 34 minutes
The nightmare specter of designer bioweapons and the people trying to stop them

Ever since the invention of CRISPR technology about a decade ago, biologists have gained increasing power to discover new DNA... more

26 Apr 2024 · 33 minutes
Lux and the Art of Startup Maintenance

Every quarter, Lux publishes our latest quarterly letter to our limited partners, highlighting the key themes we’re working on as... more

16 Apr 2024 · 24 minutes
The Zone of Totality with Sam Arbesman

This week’s solar eclipse captured the imaginations of millions of Americans throughout an arc across the continent. One of those... more

12 Apr 2024 · 9 minutes
Biology is becoming engineering and not just science

During a recent interview, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang emphasized his interest in how Nvidia’s AI processing chips could transform the... more

15 Mar 2024 · 24 minutes
The three revolutions in astrobiology and the search for extraterrestrial life

Astrobiology has seen a series of revolutions over the past three decades that have completely reinvigorated the field. Scientists who... more

07 Mar 2024 · 32 minutes
“I am basically a cosmic Fluke” and the chaos of science, policy, and human narratives

Humans are enamored by a good story. The world overloads our mammalian senses, and so we seek any simplifying structure... more

21 Feb 2024 · 33 minutes
How an anonymous blog during the neural network winter led to Japan’s national AI champion

Connections are the key ingredient for careers, society and AI neural networks to boot. Sometimes those connections arise spontaneously and... more

14 Feb 2024 · 45 minutes
Orthogonal Bet: A technology vibe shift from utopian Star Trek to absurdist Douglas Adams?
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