Mark Zuckerberg & Dr. Priscilla Chan: Curing All Human Diseases & the Future of Health & Technology


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In this episode, my guests are Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta (formerly Facebook, Inc.), and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, M.D., co-founder and co-CEO of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI). We discuss how CZI plans to cure all human diseases by the end of this century by funding transformative projects and technologies at the intersection of biology, engineering, and artificial intelligence (AI). They describe their funding and development of Biohubs and the progress already underway to accelerate the understanding of cell function, pathways, and disease. Then, Mark discusses social media, its impact on mental health, and new tools for online experiences. We also discuss Meta’s virtual reality (VR), augmented and mixed reality tech, and how AI will soon completely transform our online and physical life experiences. This episode ought to interest anyone curious about biology, medicine, mental health, AI, and the future of technology and humanity.

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(00:00:00) Mark Zuckerberg & Dr. Priscilla Chan

(00:02:15) Sponsors: Eight Sleep & LMNT; The Brain Body Contract

(00:05:35) Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) & Human Disease Research

(00:08:51) Innovation & Discovery, Science & Engineering

(00:12:53) Funding, Building Tools & Imaging

(00:17:57) Healthy vs. Diseased Cells, Human Cell Atlas & AI, Virtual Cells

(00:21:59) Single Cell Methods & Disease; CELLxGENE Tool

(00:28:22) Sponsor: AG1

(00:29:53) AI & Hypothesis Generation; Long-term Projects & Collaboration

(00:35:14) Large Language Models (LLMs), In Silico Experiments

(00:42:11) CZI Biohubs, Chicago, New York

(00:50:52) Universities & Biohubs; Therapeutics & Rare Diseases

(00:57:23) Optimism; Children & Families

(01:06:21) Sponsor: InsideTracker

(01:07:25) Technology & Health, Positive & Negative Interactions

(01:13:17) Algorithms, Clickbait News, Individual Experience

(01:19:17) Parental Controls, Meta Social Media Tools & Tailoring Experience

(01:24:51) Time, Usage & Technology, Parental Tools

(01:28:55) Virtual Reality (VR), Mixed Reality Experiences & Smart Glasses

(01:36:09) Physical Exercise & Virtual Product Development

(01:44:19) Virtual Futures for Creativity & Social Interactions

(01:49:31) Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses: Potential, Privacy & Risks

(02:00:20) Visual System & Smart Glasses, Augmented Reality

(02:06:42) AI Assistants & Creators, Identity Protection

(02:13:26) Zero-Cost Support, Spotify & Apple Reviews, Sponsors, YouTube Feedback, Momentous, Social Media, Neural Network Newsletter

Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac


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