DiscoverLex Fridman Podcast#183 – Po-Shen Loh: Mathematics, Math Olympiad, Combinatorics & Contact Tracing
#183 – Po-Shen Loh: Mathematics, Math Olympiad, Combinatorics & Contact Tracing

#183 – Po-Shen Loh: Mathematics, Math Olympiad, Combinatorics & Contact Tracing

Update: 2021-05-146
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Po-Shen Loh is a mathematician at CMU and coach of the USA International Math Olympiad team. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:

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OUTLINE:

Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.

(00:00 ) – Introduction

(08:51 ) – Planes and bridges

(12:28 ) – Writing a computer game from scratch

(14:54 ) – Programming competitions

(18:28 ) – Math is hard

(23:59 ) – Contact tracing that preserves privacy

(1:01:16 ) – Math Olympiad

(1:16:57 ) – Hard math problem

(1:24:14 ) – Is math discovered or invented?

(1:29:09 ) – Intelligence

(1:35:59 ) – Math education

(1:40:10 ) – How to learn math

(1:49:06 ) – Combinatorics

(1:52:13 ) – Voting trees

(2:02:36 ) – Stochastic coalescence

(2:12:23 ) – P=NP

(2:16:39 ) – Tolkien and WWII

(2:19:00 ) – Advice for young people

(2:21:05 ) – Meaning of life

Comments (1)

Kiat Huang

Maybe AI fails on pattern recognition where humans succeed because they do not have the millions of diverse experiences in a human's life that informs us what "looks right", ""just doesn't look right", recognizing uncanny valley" , identifying commonalities, etc. Great show! Love all the maths, physics, innovation, space, extraterrestrials in some of these podcasts.

May 21st
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#183 – Po-Shen Loh: Mathematics, Math Olympiad, Combinatorics & Contact Tracing

#183 – Po-Shen Loh: Mathematics, Math Olympiad, Combinatorics & Contact Tracing

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