Stephen Wolfram Livestreams

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Live CEOing:
Business, Innovation & Managing Life Q&A:
From a leadership standpoint, what are your best teachings on how to lead with purpose? What is your leadership style? How do you handle making mistakes? It is impressive to see you (in a livecoding session) pull open a 20-year-old Mathematica document to refer to an earlier idea that you had. How have you managed your massive inventory of Mathematica idea notebooks over 30+ years? (e.g. do you create standalone Mathematica notebooks or massive ones?)? Have you seen other people learn to not need to "relax" and to continuously work, as you do? I am most satisfied when I'm being productive, but I find myself getting fatigued or losing focus at some point. How do you maintain your work ethic? Could you share your personal experience with how your intelligence has evolved as you've aged, particularly in terms of recall? Specifically, can you describe what it feels like for you when you take a brief pause of 0.2–2 seconds to grasp a concept while discussing complex topics in communication or video presentations? Do you have any advice for the new generation of college graduates entering the workforce? What's the best way to apply for jobs? How do you maintain those jobs for years to come? Do you think we'll get to a point where AI is in charge of interviewing? How could this be beneficial? Or even harmful? What is your advice on how to lead when you sincerely do know less about the subject than the people you're assigned to lead? As a company that functions worldwide, do you find language barriers to be an issue? Can AI help eliminate these barriers with some sort of universal translator? Are there any self-evaluation techniques that you would recommend for everyone? I'm curious about your approach to digesting new content, especially in the context of a research paper. In circumstances where time is limited and reading everything is not feasible, how do you determine when it's worth pausing to explore a referenced citation in depth versus continuing the reading without fully understanding the citation? Could you share your strategies for efficient and selective reading? How do I go about learning mathematical thinking? My school focuses on learning formulas and just solving questions in the age of computers. What would you suggest for a self-taught programmer on the "trader" side who wants to get more knowledgeable on "computational thinking"—books, courses, topics, anything you could share as clues for making a personal curriculum would be great! View Less »
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Science & Technology Q&A for Kids & Others:
Live CEOing #719:
History of Science & Technology Q&A:
When researching, do you find it's more helpful to stay close to modern times in terms of content, or do findings from hundreds of years ago also prove valuable? ​​Can you talk about the history of theories of cognition and consciousness? What did the ancients think? Did Gödel or Turing think about this much? Does ChatGPT disprove Penrose's Orch OR? Aristotle, Leibniz, Godel, Wolfram: How were/are these philosophers able to somewhat understand the idea of universal computation? How did they and you reach those insights? Is there something you could speak to about von Neumann's work to understand that the models of computation could relate to the mind? Has the importance of areas of science shifted in history? What was the main focus of science five hundred years ago? One hundred years ago? Ten? Is there a connection between these advances in science and education? Does education evolve with these changes? What has been the most important invention that has improved research overall? Right! By 1991 we had ERIC for upper-graduate research, and it was a game changer. No more need for librarians in the traditional way and history at our fingertips. Historically, what have been the the most difficult problems or obstacles for us to overcome or solve in the areas of science and technology? About unintended consequences of revolutions: what lessons from the Industrial Revolution have we learned that we could use for the AI revolution? Do you think it's fundamentally possible for science as we know it to hit a wall at some point and slowly degenerate into a nonproductive state? View Less »
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Science & Technology Q&A for Kids & Others:
Live CEOing #718:
Business, Innovation & Managing Life Q&A:
Do you like philosophy? Do you see math as a part of it? Is it better to get a college degree in something practical like business and save interests as extracurricular classes or side hobbies? It just seems like being in a university allows you to spend more time learning, and also lends you access to the best tools and access to published information. But is there time to do things that you are personally interested in, like invention? Looking at all your blogs, which has been your favorite to write? Which has been the hardest? How successful do you think educational games would be for teaching children higher-level skills? Do you think they would absorb information faster compared to traditional education methods? Do you tend to focus on multiple tasks at once or focus on a single task until it's complete before moving on to the next one? I feel like I get overwhelmed by folders if I try to work on several projects at once, and would like advice on how to manage the overload. Are there conditions or situations that make you particularly creative? What do you pack when traveling? Is there a distinction like "continental vs. analytic philosophy" in computer science? How do you cultivate peace of mind? Do you have research assistants, or do you work on your projects on your own? How important do you think your culture of very direct communication has been to Wolfram's success? In retrospect, college is most important for opportunities to sit down with a few like-minded people and just openly talk. What are the most important insights and fundamental questions for planning and establishing a career? Do you find yourself still learning new things today? Is there a point in life where learning slows? What are some ways to combat that? How helpful is it to have routines? I find it a helpful method to make fewer decisions about my day and put my focus elsewhere. What is your breakfast? View Less »
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Live CEOing #717:
History of Science & Technology Q&A:
Science & Technology Q&A for Kids & Others:
Live CEOing #716: