Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms

Hidden Forces | 9 October 2018 | 0h 59m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with mathematician and public educator, Hannah Fry, author of Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms. Uses lots of stories to introduce and classify algorithms; discusses responsibility and human behaviour in response to algorithms; and a real-world example of the trolley problem of who to kill.

Talent, Tech Trends, and Culture

a16z | 29 December 2018 | 0h 38m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with venture capitalists Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz. Covers their relationship; the evolution of VC and “talent as a network”; and where are we right now on industries being affected by tech (such as retail) and tech trends (such as virtual reality, augmented reality and wearables).

Mariana Mazzucato on the Value of Everything

EconTalk | 24 December 2018 | 1h 07m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Mariana Mazzucato about her book “The Value of Everything,” which argues that economists have mismeasured value and have failed to appreciate the role of government as innovator. She argues for a more active role for government in the innovation process and for government to share in revenue proportional to its role in the creation of new technology.

Silicon Valley Values

Analysis | 12 June 2016 | 0h 28m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Explores the identity and values of Silicon Valley – and what they mean for the rest of us. Talks to entrepreneurs, investors, academics and activists about how those values are permeating the world and what to do when they clash with other priorities down on the ground.

Mary Lou Jepsen on the Wearable MRI

FT Tech Tonic | 11 October 2017 | 0h 37m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Scientist and former Facebook and Google executive Mary Lou Jepsen on her latest startup, Openwater, where she and a team of researchers are working to develop a ski helmet-sized imaging device to dramatically lower the cost of medical imaging and one day read minds.

Ben Thompson on Business and Tech

Conversations with Tyler | 24 October 2018 | 1h 00m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Ben Thompson of Stratechery on the business side of tech and more, including whether tech titans are good at PR, whether conglomerate synergies exist, Amazon’s foray into healthcare, why anyone needs an Apple Watch or an Alexa, growing up in small-town Wisconsin, his pragmatic book-reading style, whether MBAs are overrated, the prospects for the Milwaukee Bucks, NBA rule changes, the future of the tech industries in China and India, and why Taiwanese breakfast is the best breakfast.

Five Questions with Benedict Evans

Danny In The Valley | 30 March 2018 | 0h 45m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Benedict Evans, a partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Deep insights on self-driving cars; Facebook’s newsfeed algorithm; and the prospects for artificial intelligence replacing all work.

A Faustian Pact

Stephen Fry’s Great Leap Years | 15 April 2018 | 0h 50m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Deliciously narrated story of Johannes Gutenberg’s medieval tech start-up and his invention of the printing press that unleashed a societal revolution.