The Vance Crowe Podcast

Kenneth Stanely is a computer scientist that studies Artificial Intelligence. Stanley authored the book "Why Greatness Cannot be Planned: The Myth of the Objective" using concepts discovered in artificial intelligence research to offer a way to think about improving your own life.

Show Notes

Kenneth Stanley’s concept of “Novelty Search” characterizes how major breakthroughs happen by articulating that individuals that discover and build totally new things cannot plan where they are going, they instead need to follow what they find interesting.  During Kenneth Stanley’s interview with Vance Crowe, they discuss how novelty search is similar to the concept of the Daemon as discussed by philosophers such as Nietzche, Goethe, and Carl Jung.

Kenneth Stanley and Vance Crowe discuss how a small talk is a form of Novelty Search, and how watching their young children grow is a similar experience.  

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What is The Vance Crowe Podcast?

The Vance Crowe Podcast is a thought-provoking and engaging show where Vance Crowe, a former Director of Millennial Engagement for Monsanto, and X-World Banker, interviews a variety of experts and thought leaders from diverse fields.

Vance prompts his guests to think about their work in novel ways, exploring how their expertise applies to regular people and sharing stories and experiences.

The podcast covers a wide range of topics, including agriculture, technology, social issues, and more. It aims to provide listeners with new perspectives and insights into the world around them.