Episode 48: AI, Acrobatics, Entrepreneurship, Mentoring, and More with Nathan Burns

Nathan explores how AI can free up our time through automation, biased AI systems, the timeless wisdom in the book of Proverbs, why mentorship is needed among young men, doing acrobatics through childhood, and his experience competing on America’s Got Talent.

Share:

Episode 48: Nathan Burns

Summary

Robert welcomes Classical Conversations¬ģ Challenge graduate Nathan Burns to the show for a wide-ranging conversation on homeschooling, machine learning, AI, acrobatics, Christian mentorship, and much, much more. Nathan narrates his journey from growing up homeschooled in a military family to studying economics in college to becoming a machine learning engineer and entrepreneur. Together, Robert and Nathan explore how AI can free up our time through automation, the danger in biased AI systems, the timeless wisdom in the book of Proverbs, why faith-based mentorship is needed among young men, the lessons Nathan gained from doing acrobatics through childhood, and his experience competing on America‚Äôs Got Talent. Plus, Nathan shares tips for homeschool parents wanting to teach their children to code. Stay tuned after the interview to hear Robert examine the recent acquisition of three major U.S. education companies by a Chinese private equity firm and to listen to Will offer his thoughts on the current state of American politics and crypto.

Quote

‚ÄúLooking back on my time [in learning to run a business], the two greatest resources have been the book of Proverbs and making mistakes. Those have been the two most valuable resources for me.‚ÄĚ

Nathan Burns

Topics

  • Intro to Nathan Burns [0:44]
  • Why homeschooling was a necessity for Nathan‚Äôs family [1:29]
  • Nathan‚Äôs definition of truth [4:42]
  • What is a machine learning engineer? [6:16]
  • From earning a degree in economics to developing a skill in machine learning [8:03]
  • Suggestions for parents wanting to teach their children to code: start with projects your children are passionate about [10:18]
  • How AI can free up our time through automation [11:47]
  • Is there a problem with biased AIs? [14:02]
  • From CC student to entrepreneur: starting a software automation company [17:53]
  • The book of Proverbs [21:03]
  • The importance of mentorship [23:09]
  • Developing a strong work ethic through acrobatics; downsides of competing seriously in acrobatics [28:06]
  • Performing on America‚Äôs Got Talent [34:22]
  • Farewell to Nathan [35:52]
  • ‚ÄúCurrent Events Discussion‚ÄĚ: What do IMG Academy, Tutor.com, and The Princeton Review have in common? [37:10]
  • Ad: Classic Learning Test[41:31]
  • ‚ÄúClassical Crypto‚ÄĚ: Recent politics and crypto [42:39]
  • Outro [47:49]

Mentions

Search

Search

Listen on:

Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyAmazon MusicAudibleiHeartRadioDeezerYouTubeRSS

Enjoy the show?

Leave us a five-star review on Apple Podcasts!