Media

Audio/Video Interviews

2024: Dr. Michael Levin on Embodied Minds and Cognitive Agents (1 hour 22 minutes) (The Cognitive Revolution Podcast | February 9, 2024)

2024: The intelligence of life with Michael Levin (1 hour 34 minutes) (Living Mirrors Podcast | January 30, 2024)

2024: Michael Levin | Bernardo Kastrup, part 2 - With Reality in Mind (1 hour 40 minutes) (Adventures in Awareness | January 24, 2024)

2024: Michael Levin: Introducing Anthrobots and Hyper-Embryos (1 hour 35 minutes) (Theories of Everything with Curt Jaimungal  | January 17, 2024)

2024: The Surprises of Diverse Intelligences (11 minutes) (Templeton World Charity Foundation | January 9, 2024)

2024: The Universe Inside- Intelligence from Cells to Galaxies (2 hours 7 minutes) (The DemystifySci Podcast | January 7, 2024)

2024: The Frontiers of Regenerative Medicine: From Frog Embryos to Human Limb Regeneration (32 minutes) (Templeton Ideas Podcast | January 4, 2024)

2023: The New Era of Cognitive Biorobotics (1 hour 21 minutes) (Robinson's Podcast | December 27, 2023)

2023: Could "Anthrobots" be the future of regenerative medicine? Tufts researchers say yes (12 minutes) (WBZ interview with Nicole Davis | December 16, 2023)

2023: Scientists create tiny biological robot "healers" assembled from human cells (47 minutes) (Newswise Live | November 28, 2023) 

2023: Michael Levin & Bernardo Kastrup in conversation, part 1 (1 hour 38 minutes) (Adventures in Awareness | November 25, 2023)

2023: Michael Levin & Adam Goldstein: Intelligence and its Many Scales (57 minutes) (The Gradient Podcast with Daniel Bashir | November 2, 2023)

2023: Michael Levin PhD in Conversation with Bernardo Kastrup PhD (1 hour 5 minutes) (Idea Cast Interview Series | October 13, 2023)

2023: Michael Levin: Synthetic Life, Collective Intelligence, and Morphogenesis (1 hour 33 minutes) (Robinson's Podcast | October 8, 2023)

2023: Taming the Technological Dragon and Re-Minding the Universe- dialogue with Michael Levin (1 hour 13 minutes) (Footnotes2Plato Podcast | September 15, 2023)

2023: Biohacking our way to health (8 minutes) (John Templeton Foundation and BigThink Inc., The Well | August 25, 2023

2023: Communicating New Ideas - Michael Levin (38 minutes) (Scientists not the Science | August 23, 2023)

2023: What is The Field of Diverse Intelligence? Hacking the Spectrum of Mind & Matter (1 hour 56 minutes) (Mind-Body Focus with Tevin Naidu | August 19, 2023)

2023: Can Cells Think? Hidden Intelligence (8 minutes) (John Templeton Foundation and BigThink Inc., The Well | July 31, 2023

2023: Discussing 3 Recently Published Papers with Michael Levin (1 hour 25 minutes) (Podcast: The Truth with Carlos Farias | July 3, 2023)

2023: Boundaries of Intelligence (56 minutes) (Punching Cards Podcast | June 27, 2023)

2023: Can Artificial Systems Be Sentient? (53 minutes) (Soft Robotics Podcast | May 28, 2023)

2023: Synthetic biology and exotic forms of life (1 hour 32 minutes) (Podcast: Paradigm | May 22, 2023)

2023: Polycomputing: Agency, Attractors & Observer-Dependent Computation in Biology and Beyond (1 hour 21 minutes) (Interview: The Truth with Carlos Farias | May 11, 2023)

2023: Building Bodhisattvas: A Workshop (1 hour 8 minutes) (Cross Labs & The Center for the Study of Apparent Selves | May 9, 2023)

2023: Powering the complexity of life: Nick Lane and Michael Levin (1 hour 59 minutes) (Podcast: Reason with Science | May 7, 2023)

2023: Will & Meaning in Living Beings (1 hour 50 minutes) (The DemystifySci Podcast | April 30, 2023)

2023: How bioelectricity could regrow limbs and organs, with Michael Levin (29 minutes) (Podcast: Big Brains | April 27, 2023)

2023: Michael Levin: Xenobots, Limb Regeneration, and The Power of Cellular Communication (1 hour 52 minutes) (Podcast: Smarter Not Harder | April 18, 2023)

2023: The Fascinating World of Biology with Michael Levin (1 hour 28 minutes) (Podcast: Brain We Are | Apr. 6, 2023)

2023: Electricity of Life: Wonders of Bioelectricity and Regenerative Biology (1 hour 32 minutes) (Podcast: Dr. Roi Yozevitch | April 3, 2023)

2023: Michael Levin: The Computational Boundary of a 'Self' (1 hour 20 minutes) (Interview: The Truth with Carlos Farias | April 1, 2023)

2023: Michael Levin TAMES Life (1 hour 3 minutes) (Podcast: Computing Up | March 5, 2023)

2023: Prof. Michael Levin, Prof. Irina Rish - Emergence, Intelligence, Transhumanism (55 minutes) (Machine Learning Street Talk | February 10, 2023)

2023: Conscious Agents vs Cognitive Agents with Donald Hoffman and Michael Levin (2 hours 3 minutes) (Philosophy Babble | February 2, 2023)

2023: Animal Regeneration, Learning, & Memory (55 minutes) (Podcast: Nature & Nurture | January 21, 2023)

2023: What are Xenobots, the world's first living and self-reproducing robot? Dr. Michael Levin and Dr. Josh Bongard (54 minutes) (Podcast: DG Early-Morning Show | January 3, 2023)

2022: The Global Mind, Collective Intelligence, Agency, and Morphogenesis - Michael Levin & Joscha Bach (1 hour 56 minutes) (Podcast: Theories of Everything with Curt Jaimungal | November 9, 2022)

2022: Engineering Life and Consciousness (1 hour 20 minutes) (Escaped Sapiens Podcast | October 17, 2022)

2022: Michael Levin: Biology, Life, Aliens, Evolution, Embryogenesis & Xenobots (3 hours) (Lex Fridman Podcast | October 1, 2022)

2022: Michael Levin on the foundations of cognition (1 hour 10 minutes) (Podcast: Thing in Itself with Ashar Khan | October 1, 2022)

2022: Can Cells Think? The Magic of Developmental Biology (20 minutes) (John Templeton Foundation | August 9, 2022)

2022: Michael Levin | Karl Friston | Chris Fields on The Meta Hard Problem, Consciousness, and Babbling (1 hour 55 minutes) (Podcast: Theories of Everything with Curt Jaimungal | June 30, 2022)

2022: Mark Solms and Michael Levin on the Attempt to Build and Test an Artificial Consciousness (1 hour) (Podcast: The Meaning Code | July 29, 2022)

2022: Mark Solms and Michael Levin discuss Consciousness, Cognition and Opponent Processing (1 hour 43 minutes) (Podcast: The Meaning Code | June 24, 2022)

2022: Developmental and Synthetic Biology, featuring Dr. Michael Levin (38 minutes) (Podcast: Stem Cell Podcast | June 14, 2022)

2022: Dr. Michael Levin on Cellular Cooperation and Cognition (1 hour 10 minutes) (Podcast: The Rational View | June 11, 2022)

2022: A Theory of Everything: Michael Levin on Multi-Scale Intelligence and Teleophobia (1 hour) (Interview: European Institute of Science in Management | May 31, 2022)

2022: Collective intelligence of cells | Michael Levin (1 hour 22 minutes) (Podcast: Reason with Science with Jitender Dublad | May 26, 2022)

2022: The Engineering of Consciousness with Michael Levin and Donald Hoffman (1 hour 16 minutes) (Podcast: Evolution 2.0 | May 9, 2022)

2022: Professor Michael Levin (The Sceptically Inclined Science Podcast | May 4, 2022)

2022: Scaling Selfhood: Collective Intelligence from Cells to Economies (1 hour 56 minutes) (Podcast: The Musing Mind | May 2, 2022)

2022: Hacking the Blueprint of Life | Michael Levin (1 hour 34 minutes) (Podcast: Escaped Sapiens | May 2, 2022)

2022: Regeneration, Intelligence in Life & Memory - Dr. Michael Levin (1 hour 31 minutes) (Interview: The Sheekey Science Show | April 30, 2022)

2022: Can Bioelectrical Signals Reverse Aging? | Dr. Michael Levin (1 hour) (Podcast: Live Longer World | April 19, 2022)

2022: Athena Akiptis and Michael Levin | Cancer, Cheating, and Cell Communication (1 hour 36 minutes) (Podcast: Science of the Noosphere with David Sloan Wilson | April 18, 2022)

2022: A Conversation with Michael Levin (56 minutes) (Good AI | March 4, 2022)

2022: Josh Bongard & Michael Levin: "Self Replicating Living Robots" (1 hour 4 minutes) (Soft Robotics Podcast | March 9, 2022)

2022: A New Class of Robots (27 minutes) (Innovation Uncovered | March 2, 2022)

2022: Michael Levin, PhD: Limb Regeneration, Bioelectricity, and Why Neurons Aren't Special (1 hour 18 minutes) (The External Medicine Podcast | February 24, 2022)

2022: Regenerating limbs and electroceuticals (1 hour 23 minutes) (The Vance Crowe Podcast | February 21, 2022)

2022: Will This Revolutionize Biology? An interview with Michael Levin (Andrew Van Wagner, Substack | February 2, 2022)

2022: Bioelectrics with Michael Levin (Wyss Institute, BIOS Frontier Science | January 19, 2022)

2022: Xenobots (1 hour 2 minutes) (Podcast: The Other Animals | January 15, 2022)

2022: Bioelectric Networks & Cellular Motivations (1 hour 34 minutes) (Podcast: Demystifying Science | January 10, 2022)

2021: Episode 24: Michael Levin (2 hours 15 minutes) (Podcast: Cassettes | December 6, 2021)

2021: Michael Levin on Morphogenetics, Regeneration, Consciousness, and Xenobots (1 hour 49 minutes) (Podcast: Theories of Everything with Curt Jaimungal | November 17, 2021)

2021: Michael Levin: Where does cognition come from (1 hour 14 minutes) (The Vance Crowe Podcast | November 8, 2021)

2021: Episode 17: Michael Levin (2 hours 8 minutes) (Podcast: Cassettes | September 20, 2021)

2021: Mind Everywhere (1 hour 3 minutes) (Podcast: Many Minds | July 21, 2021)

2021: Mouse on a hill: The structure and function of agency (1 hour 8 minutes) (Podcast: Big Biology | June 3, 2021)

2021: Our Body is a Collection of Intelligent Organisms (1 hour 20 minutes) (Podcast: Bold Conjectures with Paras Chopra | May 25, 2021)

2021: Michael Levin on Growth, Form, Information, and the Self (1 hour 22 minutes) (Podcast: Sean Carroll's Mindscape Podcast | February 1, 2021)

2020: The Future of Regeneration, Biology, and Anatomical Compilers (42 minutes) (Podcast: Build the Future | December 2020)

2020: The Software of Cell Signaling: Michael Levin Researches How Cells Build Anatomies (56 minutes) (Podcast: Finding Genius Podcast | November 17, 2020)

2020: Bio-Electricity For Regeneration and Cancer Control (1 hour 22 minutes) (Podcast: ideaXme | July 22, 2020)

2020: Picasso Tadpoles: Michael Levin on the 'Dark Matter' of Biology (53 minutes) (Podcast: Evolution 2.0 | April 10, 2020)

2020: Bioelectric Computation (1 hour 9 minutes) (Podcast: Big Biology | April 2, 2020)

2020: Xenobots: AI Enabled First Living Robots (27 minutes) (Podcast: Science Rehashed | March 4, 2020)

2020: 'Xenobot' Soft Robotics With Michael Levin (1 hour 2 minutes) (Soft Robotics Podcast | February 20, 2020)

2019: Inspiring New Machine Learning Platforms with Bioelectric Computation with Michael Levin (25 minutes) (TWiML & AI | July 15, 2019)

2018: Dr. Michael Levin: Investigating the Molecular Mechanisms Cells Use to Communicate During Development and Regeneration (46 minutes) (People Behind the Science | August 13, 2018)

2017: Hacking our cells to grow new limbs (30 minutes) (Podcast: Futureproof with Jonathan McCrea | January 07, 2017)

Print Interviews

2023: The Biologist Blowing Our Minds (Nautilus | June 28, 2023)

2022: How Xenobots reshape our understanding of genetics (Aeon Essays | August 30, 2022)

2022: A Conversation with Michael Levin (Good AI | March 4, 2022)

2022: Will This Revolutionize Biology? An interview with Michael Levin (Andrew Van Wagner, Substack | February 2, 2022)

2020: Is DNA Hardware or Software? (Grow by Ginkgo | June 29, 2020)

2020: American Institute of Physics, Oral History Interview (American Institute of Physics (AIP) | June 20, 2020)

Lecture Presentations

2023: Bioelectricity: the Cognitive Glue that Underlies Cellular Collective Intelligence (AbbVie Convergence Seminar Series, Chicago, IL | November 14, 2023)

2023: Bioelectricity: From Cognitive Glue to Regenerative Medicine with Special Focus on Microbiology/Immunology (50 minutes) (Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Parasitology/Immunology | November 2, 2023)

2023: Bioelectricity as cognitive glue: from diverse intelligence to regenerative medicine (Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab colloquium | October 27, 2023) 

2023: Bioelectricity as the Software of Life: from cognitive glue to regenerative medicine (1 hour) (Colloquium: University of Nebraska School of Computing, Lincoln, NE | October 12, 2023)

2023: Neuroscience beyond neurons: how bioelectricity underlies the collective intelligence of cellular swarms (1 hour 4 minutes) (Harley Hotchkiss Memorial Lecture, Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge, Canada | October 2, 2023)

2023: Bioelectric Networks as the Interface to Somatic Intelligence for Regenerative Medicine (1 hour 1 minute) (Lowell General Hospital, Presenting Grand Rounds, Lowell, MA | September 27, 2023)

2023: Emergent Selves and Unconventional Intelligences: where philosophy and engineering meet (1 hour 27 minutes) (Topos Institute Colloquium, Berkeley, CA | September 21, 2023)

2023: Cancer: From Basal Cognition of Cells To Therapeutics, via Bioelectricity (52 minutes) (Oregon Health & Science University, Cancer Early Detection and Research (CEDAR) Seminar, Portland, OR | August 15, 2023)

2023: The mind of the body: cognition and diverse intelligence in non-neural cellular collectives (34 minutes) (2023 Science of Consciousness Conference, Taormina, Sicily | May 26, 2023)

2023: From Matter to Mind: Bioelectricity, Body Intelligence, and the Future of Regenerative Medicine (1 hour 17 minutes) (Harvard Extension Student Psychological Society Seminar, Cambridge, MA | May 18, 2023)

2023: From molecular physiology to anatomical form: Michael Levin and Wayne Frasch (1 hour 3 minutes) (The Guy Foundation research programme: presentation of initial findings, 2023 Spring Series | May 10, 2023)

2023: The Collective Intelligence of Cells During Morphogenesis: What Bioelectricity Outside the Brain Means for Understanding our Multiscale Nature (2 hours 29 minutes) (Pari Center Online Seminar: Incredible Minds, Pari, Italy | Apr. 29, 2023)

2023: Xenobots, AI and You: Ubiquitous Unconventional, Multiscale, Diverse Intelligence of Biology (30 minutes) (MorphoTalks - The Seminar Series on Morphological Computation and Beyond, University of Bristol, UK | Apr. 19, 2023)

2023: The Multiscale Competency of Biology: Cancer, Cellular Collective Intelligence, and Biorobotics (45 minutes) (6th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft 2023), Singapore | Apr. 6, 2023)

2023: Engineering with agential materials: from evolution to biological robotics (1 hour) (Engineering Life Initiative Seminar, Munich, Germany | February 16, 2023)

2023: Beyond the Brain: Multiscale Diverse Intelligence as Biological Inspiration for AI (1 hour 4 minutes) (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Workshop at 2023 Conference, Washington, DC | February 14, 2023)

2023: The collective intelligence of cells during morphogenesis as a model for cognition beyond the brain (1 hour 7 minutes) (Mind, Technology, and Society (MTS) talk series, University of California Merced | January 23, 2023)

2023: From physics to mind: the journey of cognition seen through the lens of embryonic development (28 minutes) (Life Perceives Symposium, University of Sussex | January 20, 2023)

2023: Bioelectric networks underlie the intelligence of the body: from evolution of cognition to electroceuticals for regenerative medicine (1 hour 3 minutes) (Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India | January 18, 2023)

2023: Diverse Intelligence: understanding and relating to unconventional biological, engineered, and hybrid agents (1 hour 20 minutes) (Mind-Machine Conference, University of Calicut, Kerala, India | January 18, 2023)

2023: Diverse Intelligence: unconventional minds and plastic bodies as new inspiration for GAI (40 minutes) (Intel Labs, discussion on Generalist AI beyond Deep Learning | January 11, 2023)

2022: Understanding the Collective Intelligence of Cells: bioelectrical navigation of anatomical morphospace (1 hour 14 minutes) (School of Physics, Engineering, and Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire | November 2, 2022)

2022: What do bodies think about? (38 minutes) (Royal Society of Biology | October 5, 2022)

2022: Neuroscience outside the nervous system: bioelectric basis of basal cognition in morphogenesis (45 minutes) (Third International Symposium on the Mathematics of Neuroscience | September 24, 2022)

2022: Intelligence Beyond the Brain: morphogenesis as an example of the scaling of basal cognition (1 hour 53 minutes) (Principles of Intelligent Behavior in Biological and Social Systems (PIBBSS) Summer Research Fellowship Speaker Series | July 13, 2022)

2022: Evolutionary Scaling of Intelligence via Bioelectrical Circuits (31 minutes) (First Blue Sky Thinking Workshop: The arrow of time, University of Surrey | July 7, 2022)

2022: Endogenous bioelectric controls of growth and form: from basic mechanisms to electroceuticals (21 minutes) (TERMIS 2022, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society European Chapter Conference | July 1, 2022)

2022: Creativity Outside the Brain: cellular collective intelligence (20 minutes) (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezcous (LASER) Talk "Beyond Spontaneous Generation" | June 7, 2022)

2022: Cell Intelligence in Physiological & Morphological Spaces (2 hours 4 minutes) (Plenary Session: Spacious Spatiality 2022, Society for Multidisciplinary and Fundamental Research | May 24, 2022)

2022: From Engineered Organs to Living Replicating Robots (23 minutes) (Inaugural Wyss Visionary Solutions Summit | May 20, 2022)

2022: The Electric Life of Cancer: Bioelectrical signals reveal, induce, and normalize cancer (1 hour 8 minutes) (Arizona Cancer Evolution Center, Cancer and Evolution Series | March 18, 2022)

2022: Understanding the Collective Intelligence of Cells (1 hour 28 minutes) (Distinguished Lecture Series, University of Sydney | March 3, 2022)

2022: ICLR 2022 Workshop: From Cells to Societies: A conversation with Dr. Michael Levin (56 minutes) (Good AI | February 23, 2022)

2022: IPAM conference on Collective Intelligence: "Plasticity without genetic change: bioelectric embryos & synthetic proto-organisms" (29 minutes) (Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics (IPAM) | February 17, 2022)

2022: Webinar on regenerative medicine with Prime Movers Lab (58 minutes) (Prime Movers Lab | February 16, 2022)

2022: TAME: Technological Approach to Mind Everywhere (1 hour 19 minutes) (Workshop on the origins of goal directedness, Centre Leo Apostel, of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel | February 14, 2022)

2021: BBI International Webinar Series - Professor Michael Levin (1 hour 9 minutes) (Bristol BioDesign Institute | December 9, 2021)

2021: Xenobots 3.0: Living Robots That Can Reproduce (1 hour) (Wyss Institute webinar | December 1, 2021)

2021: Basal cognition outside the brain - the future of regenerative medicine, AI, and synthetic living machines (1 hour 6 minutes) (Robert T. Chien Distinguished Lecture, Grainger College of Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign | November 17, 2021)

2021: UCF Center for Ethics, "Synthetic Living Organisms: Heralds of a Revolution in Technology & Ethics" (1 hour 16 minutes) (UCF College of Arts & Humanities | November 2, 2021)

2021: Ellison Institute Insights Forum panel discussion: information and cancer (2 hours 13 minutes) (Ellison Institute | October 21, 2021)

2021: What are brains, anyway? (1 hour 12 minutes) (4th Annual Virtual Miniature Brain Machinery Retreat | October 11, 2021)

2021: Michael Levin: Bioelectric Networks Instruct Growth and Form: from pre-neural circuits to electroceuticals (1 hour 12 minutes) (University of Manchester Podcast | October 8, 2021)

2021: Basal cognition and Artificial Intelligence (1 hour 4 minutes) (Michael Levin | September 28, 2021)

2021: Bioelectrics of cancer (45 minutes) (Michael Levin | September 17, 2021)

2021: Bioelectric networks: Taming the collective intelligence of cells for regenerative medicine (1 hour 10 minutes) (Foresight Institute lecture | August 17, 2021)

2021: Michael Levin: Discussion of basal cognition framework - "The Computational Boundary of a Self" (1 hour 56 minutes) (ActInfLab Livestream #025.2 | July 13, 2021)

2021: Computationally Designed Organisms With Josh Bongard & Michael Levin (1 hour) (IEEE Soft Robotics Podcast | May 22, 2021)

2021: Dr. Michael Levin: Reading and Writing the Bio-Electric Morphogenetic Code (54 minutes) (Progress, Potential, and Possibilities | February 4, 2021)

2020: Michael Levin - Can Organismal Pattern Homeostasis Suppress Cancer? (19 minutes) (Cancer & Evolution Symposium | October 16, 2020)

2020: Robot Cancer: what the bioelectrics of embryogenesis and regeneration can teach us about unconventional computing, cognition, and the software of life (1 hour 4 minutes) (Keynote presentation: Artificial Life 2020 Conference | August 14, 2020)

2020: Michael Levin: The electrical blueprints that orchestrate life (19 minutes) (TED Talks | June 2020)

2020: Endogenous Bioelectric Networks & Regenerative Medicine (1 hour 8 minutes) (Osher Center for Integrative Medicine - Grand Rounds | February 11, 2020)

2019: Taming Decision-Making by Cells and Organs: New Vistas for Regenerative Medicine and Artificial Intelligence (50 minutes) (Keynote address: Tufts University's Parents and Family Weekend | October 25-26, 2019)

2019: Endogenous bioelectric networks enable cell cooperation toward building anatomies (1 hour 5 minutes) (CHArT Talks, Broad Institute | July 8, 2019)

2018: What Bodies Think About: Bioelectric Computation Outside the Nervous System (52 minutes) (NeurIPS 2018, Montréal, Canada | December 5, 2018)

2017: Bioelectric Regulation of Regeneration (1 hour 30 minutes) (Interview with Dr. Michael Levin)

2017: Reading and Writing the Morphogenetic Code (41 minutes) (Allen Frontiers Symposium | November 3, 2017)

2017: The Biology Revolution: A Computational Perspective (40 minutes) (October 17, 2017)

2016: 30-minute presentation on bioelectrics in cancer (21 minutes)

2013: Bioelectricity in cancer (27 minutes)

2012: 'Science for the Public' interview (53 minutes) (February 21, 2012)

2011: Endogenous bioelectrical signals in development, regeneration, and neoplasm (55 minutes) in Topical Talks: The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection, Henry Stewart Talks Ltd, London. (Levin, M.)

2011: Left-Right Asymmetry in Embryonic Development: How epigenetic, biophysical forces and gene activity interplay to determine a major embryonic axis (59 minutes) in Topical Talks: The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection, Henry Stewart Talks Ltd, London. (Levin, M.)